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5 Exciting Games to Play on Your Next Road Trip

Okay, so you’ve got your next national parks road trip all planned out. The travelers in your party are packed and ready to go (and you’ve picked the perfect rental car). You’re thrilled about the adventures that await at your final destination. But what about the journey itself? You’ve got to find some way to make the transit time exciting, too – or you risk losing a good chunk of your vacation to boredom and restlessness. So, how about some fun road trip games? Check out our list of top road trip games to keep the fun flowing for the whole drive.
Prepared By:

Patricia R.

Adventurer & Photographer

The License Plate Game

Give each member of your party a list of all fifty United States. Note the license plates on the cars you pass, and mark each state you’ve seen represented on the highway! The goal is to find at least one license plate from every state. The first party member to do so wins the game!

Crossword Puzzles

For more word fun, have one party member read out crossword puzzle clues for the other members of the group to guess. Challenging in content and cooperative in nature, this road trip game will keep you thinking so hard you’ll forget to ask, “Are we there yet?”

Spontaneous Sing-Alongs

Who doesn’t love a good sing-along? Pop in a favorite CD and belt out the tunes with the windows rolled down. Or sing to a favorite musical soundtrack, and give everyone on your road trip a different “role” in the show.

Finish The Story

This game has party members take turns telling a story, and you can play it in one of two ways. Have people take turns saying sentences, or switch players at every word. Either way, it’s bound to be a great time!

Card Games

Consult your local bookstore before departure for road trip games in card deck form. Often, these will include wacky conversation starters or trivia games. You’ll never run out of things to talk about, and your imagination will run free.

Still in need of some great entertainment ideas for your next road trip adventure?

Contact the experts at Visit USA Parks; together, we’ll make your vacation unforgettable!

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