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5 Road Trips to Take This Weekend

5 Road Trips to Take This Weekend

Tomorrow is the beginning of Memorial Day weekend! It's the first vacation of summer which means pool parties, BBQ's and road trips. My favorite thing about road trips is that can be spontaneous and planned in no time at all. All you do is fill up the car, pack what you need, grab some snacks and a buddy and you are good to go! So even if you don't have set plans for the weekend yet, don't fret! Here are 5 road trip ideas to take this weekend. 

1. Go to a National Park. 

There are 417 National Parks across the U.S. so chances are there is one closer to you than you think. It is on my 21 before 22 bucket list to go to a National Park-- I might have just figured out my weekend plans! ALSO, if you plan on going more than once or traveling to several different National Parks in the next year, consider purchasing a National Park Pass. They are $80 and a regular carload pass is typically $30. The National Park Services also offer free passes for military members and their families, those who volunteered over 250 hours, and 4th graders!

2. Go to da beach. 

Going to the beach might be a longer drive than the national park but who doesn't love the beach? Nothing screams summer more than reading a good book to the sound of crashing waves or diving into said, crashing waves. Beach hotels tend to not be too terribly expensive if you are okay with foregoing luxury. Also look into Airbnb, VRBO, or HomeAway. 

3. Go Camping

Google camping sites near XYZ and a whole list will pop up. Imagine sitting by a campfire with people you love, roasting s'mores and telling stories. Last summer, we went beach camping in San Diego with our friends and it was one of my favorite memories of the entire summer. 

4. Drive the coast

Either coast will do ;) Driving the coast was probably the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in the United States. We took the Pacific Coast Highway and stopped in the cute little cities along the way. We even would stop on the side of the road every so often and just take in the view. Absolutely breathtaking. Now, the east coast drive is on my bucket list! I think Nick and I are going to do a small part of it this summer :) 

5. Visit family or friends

Drive to grandma's house or go catch up with that friend who moved to the next state over. It is always nice to catch up with people who live far away AND you will have your very own tour guide. Explore the cool coffee shops, parks and thrift stores. Be present, enjoy your time, and make memories with those who you don't typically see. 

I have also made the most sing-along-able Spotify playlist for your road trip! Check it out, drive safe, and be sure to thank a military member for their service!

What are your plans for Memorial Day weekend? What's your favorite road trip you have ever been on? Let's chat in the comments!

ema

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