As you plan your family vacation, consider these 5 Top US Summer Road Trips possibilities. While there are tons of road trips you could take with your family, these are great longer trips that include beautiful sites, landmarks, entertainment, history and mostly tons of fun. Whether your family includes theme park junkies or avid hikers we have great road trips in store for you.
Whether you’ve travelled in the US before or you are new to US road trips you will love this list of our top US summer road trips. Fun, sand, sun, waves and more!
The Top US Summer Road Trips
Travel the Southwest. Start in Texas or California and travel along the Southwest taking in sites that are well known. From San Diego, travel to the Mexican and California border. If you are daring, you may even choose a quick trip across the border and into Tijuana. Move on into Nevada and spend a few days in and around Las Vegas. There are plenty of kid-friendly attractions in the area. Don’t miss out on Hoover Dam! Travel north to hit the 4 corners where Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Colorado meet in one corner you can stand on. You can go on toward the Grand Canyon, and even creep your way down into Texas by way of El Paso to travel southward to San Antonio and see the historical city of the Alamo. Traveling through the Southwest is a great choice for a summer road trip with the many historical land marks throughout.
Follow the Oregon Trail. Start in Missouri and make your way up through Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, and into Oregon. Along the way, you could veer North and take in Mount Rushmore and the badlands for a few days. Get back on the trail and take in a real rodeo in Cheyenne, or go off course a few hours and spend several days roaming around Jackson Hole or Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Once you make your way into Oregon, spend some time in the beautiful areas around Portland that include waterfalls, river rafting, arts, music and technology. You can even drive a few hours to the coast and visit the city of Astoria where the Goonies was filmed.
Route 66. This classic route across the Midwest and Southwest is a great road trip to take with your family. Chicago, St. Louis, Amarillo, Flagstaff, Los Angeles and everything in between will bring tons of amazing road trip sites for the whole family. From historic landmarks to theme parks and shopping, this is a great trip to take as a family. It may be one of the most beloved top U.S. summer road trips with the songs and even movies reflecting the beauty of this highway across the states.
Washington D.C. The nation’s capital is a great road trip destination that is perfect for families. Not only do you have the city itself and the historic monuments to visit, but you have so many states and landmarks within a few hours drive. From D.C., you can easily head out to Philadelphia, Boston, Atlantic City or even New York City in a few hours for a great fun-filled vacation.
Gulf Coast. From Galveston to Corpus Christi, New Orleans, Biloxi and Pensacola you have the gorgeous coastline, beaches, amusement parks, attractions, shopping and amazing views. Work your way along the coast to take in the beaches and beauty. Swim, deep sea fish or head inland a bit for theme parks, museums, parks and restaurants.
This summer as you consider which direction your family will go, consider these top U.S. summer road trips. Not only are they great directions for you to take with your family for vacation, they are great for creating lasting memories.
Krista M says
Our family has never been on any of those US road trips, we’ve just stayed mostly within Canada. We would really enjoy the Gulf Coast trip; I’ve hear so many great stories from families about how cool it is. New Orleans is a place I’d love to travel to.
Andrea D says
I’ve been wanting to do the Oregon Trail forever! I’m hoping in a year or two when my baby is a bit older that we can do it as a family :)
Chris Riddle says
Those sound interesting.
LILLIAN BROWN says
so many interesting spots to see
I would love to take a roadtrip to the US. There is so much to see and experience.