When the only crowds are wildlife, the only lines are trails leading into the forest, and the streets are crowded with the waves of locals. We’re big fans of this mountain town in the shoulder season.
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Williams, Arizona, is the crossroads of the American Southwest. From Grand Canyon National Park to Route 66 to rodeos, there’s plenty to explore in the area. Naturally, summer is the busiest season for visitors. However, since attractions remain open year-round, why not visit during one of the other equally enjoyable seasons? The only thing you have to lose are the crowds, heat and higher summer rates! Sounds like a no-brainer to us!
This three-day itinerary is the perfect way to explore the gateway town to Grand Canyon National Park without all the fuss of the busy season. Live like a local AND see all of Williams, Arizona’s favorite attractions when you visit during the off-season midweek.
Transport yourself back into the old west as you explore Laramie, Wyoming. Visit the prison that once held Butch Cassidy, get up close with a historic train, and more!
It’s spooky season and we think one of the best ways to celebrate is by exploring ghost towns and enjoying that crisp fall air! With our top ten favorite ghost towns dotted all over the country, there are plenty of opportunities to visit at least one or two.
Imagine this: the Great Sand Dunes glowing in the morning sun and cottonwood trees blazing yellow at their base. Behind the dunes, a fresh dusting of snow graced the rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Fall is one of the most spectacular times to visit the Great Sand Dunes National Park, especially for photography and nature enthusiasts.
September and October are special months on the East Coast. The leaves begin to turn colors, the temperatures drop to a comfortable chill, and Americans begin to embrace the Danish “hygge”—a mood of coziness and contentment. If there’s one place to be during the cozy fall months, it’s the Northeast. Between the coast of Maine and Acadia National Park, the White Mountains in New Hampshire, and the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, you’re sure to get your fill of fall foliage on this road trip.
There is a place in West Wendover, Nevada that on a clear day, you can see the curvature of the earth. Think about that. Called the Horizon Viewpoint, it is unlike any view you can find in the Rocky Mountain west. Looking out from the southeast, the magnitude of the view is as unique as the city of West Wendover itself. Which means one thing: If you are on the Great American Roadtrip, West Wendover is one of those uncommon stops that makes destination travel so rewarding.