The American road trip is a classic vacation idea that features at the top of many people’s bucket lists. But, when planning a road trip, it can be challenging to know where to begin. America is packed with fantastic cities, each with its own unique appeal and reasons to visit. So, narrowing down your options and deciding which ones to visit first will always be difficult. But, if you need a hand to get your road trip planning off to the best start, why not check out these ideas to help plot your itinerary?
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Miami, FL, needs no introduction, and it is little surprise that it tops many lists of favorite summer vacation cities in the U.S. A visit to Miami Beach’s South Beach is a must during your trip. While in Miami Beach, visiting the famous Art Deco District is essential. Here, you will be wowed by beautiful architecture from the 1930s and 1940s, along with the stunning pastel colors that adorn the buildings.
If Miami’s beautiful beaches are not enough to convince you to visit, you can be sure there is plenty more to see and do in the city. Take a ride on the Skyviews Miami Observation Wheel to get a bird’s eye view of the city, visit the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens to enjoy the beauty of nature, and then take a breather from the city with a trip to the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.
As the capital city of America and the center of American politics, a trip to Washington, DC, will always be an interesting choice for a road trip. If you want to stretch your legs and make the most of some time out of the driving seat, a visit to Rock Creek Park is a great choice. If you like active adventures, you can use this as an opportunity to run, bike, or skate your way around this spacious park. Aside from its political buildings, one thing that Washington is well-known for is its museums. There is a wide choice of museums to visit in the city, including the Hirshorn Museum & Sculpture Garden and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. If you fancy an intriguing museum experience, head downtown to visit the International Spy Museum.
New York City
Visiting New York City will always be a popular choice, and making it part of your road trip experience at least once in your life is a must. Of course, New York City has a vast choice of places to go and things to see. If it is your first time in NYC, a trip to see all the popular attractions such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and Central Park are all essential destinations. But, NYC can also provide the perfect base for your road trip and exploring further outside the city. A visit to Lake Placid, Niagara Falls, or Finger Lakes is all ideal for the next stage of your road trip.