Why so landlocked? The United States has miles of salt and freshwater coastline. From north to south, the East Coast is dotted with gorgeous national seashores and beaches. Scenic, enjoyable and important, these national seashores have some of the best East Coast beaches in the United States. If you’re looking for the ultimate summer road trip beach vacation, this is it.
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Music and memory go hand in hand, so the best road trip playlists are packed with epic travel anthems. Listen to a little bit of everything, from classic rock to symphony orchestras during your next national park vacation.
For the ultimate archaeology road trip through the Four Corners region, look no further! From the Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park to the petroglyphs at Chaco Canyon, the sandstone spires in Canyon de Chelly, and plenty of other incredible dwellings, hikes, and sites in between, this 10-day itinerary is the southwestern archaeology itinerary of a lifetime.
Skip the spring break crazies on the ski slopes and head to a quieter corner of Colorado: Alamosa in the San Luis Valley. At only 7,544 feet elevation, Alamosa is a warmer–and quieter–option for those eager to hit the highway for a road trip come springtime.
Leave the city behind and explore nature and an up-and-coming art scene in this historic mining town.
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.
When traveling to National Parks and other beautiful places in the Rocky Mountain West, you also travel across the ancestral lands of many different Indigenous tribes. We have created a guide to help you feel prepared exploring Indigenous heritage in the Rocky Mountain West on your next road trip. Indigenous communities are still very much tied to the land, and you can create a positive experience for both yourself and these communities by visiting with gratitude and respect – prepared to learn about the local cultures and histories.
For the ultimate American distillery road trip, look no further than the middle Southern states of Tennessee and Kentucky. Both states, respectively famous for their whiskey and bourbon production, are dotted with distilleries that boast strong spirits and natural beauty that lingers. Prepare to take in rolling pastures, remote hollers and scenic mountain ranges that seem to be frozen in a different time and place. This part of the lower Appalachian Mountains is an often misunderstood and underrated part of the American historical, cultural and geographic landscape. In these parts, you’ll find yourself getting lost down winding country roads that slice through some of America’s richest layers.
Flaming Gorge is a perfect centrally located stopover on the classic American national park road trip. With Rocky Mountain National Park and Dinosaur National Monument to the east, Grand Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef National Parks to the south, and Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks to the North, Flaming Gorge’s cold water and countless opportunities for aquatic recreation offer a refreshing escape after some hot desert exploring or strenuous hikes in the mountains.
This three-day itinerary takes you through the best of the Bighorn Mountains and includes a day at one of Washakie County’s summer time events. As always, the details are up to you! No matter what you do during your stay in Washakie County, you’re sure to have an authentic adventure—without the crowds.