Spring break starts next week, and if you’re looking to break the cycle of ordinary vacations, we have just the trick: road trip. Now, if you were able to get out and swing by some of the most beautiful baseball stadiums, hopping back in the car may not be the first thing on your list. But for the rest of you: the sun’s up and temps are up, so it’s time to roll those windows down and hit the blacktop as we share some of the top spring break road trips to take.
TEXAS HILL COUNTRY BLUEBONNET TOUR
They always say there’s no place like home. And we couldn’t agree more. The perfect complement to these blue skies are Texas’ state flower: bluebonnets. Take a stroll up U.S. 290 and past the Wildflower loop to see the royal flower as it stretches for hours. And don’t forget to swing by Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, named after the woman who started it all by leading a campaign to plant bluebonnets all across the state.
SANTA FE/LAOS LOOP
When people tell you to take the “high road,” this is probably what they had in mind. Route 285, aka the High Road, winds through high-elevation deserts, orchards and plenty for the eye to see. Take a tour through one of New Mexico’s many pueblo communities, including Taos Pueblo compound, a UNESCO World Heritage site built before the year 1400. And lastly, feel free to stop at one of the many wineries along the way; just please remember to road trip responsibly.
Next up is something truly next level: Highway 1. Hugging the coast of California, this is one of the nation’s most renowned routes. Start in San Francisco and head down to San Diego, through miles of beaches, beautiful views and a bevy of bed and breakfast locations. Or, if the ole B&B doesn’t strike your fancy, splurge for a night’s stay at the Hotel de Coronado on Coronado Island. Although, heads up to those afraid of heights: the island’s only connection to San Diego is an arcing bridge that towers above the Pacific. Here’s a tip: don’t look down.
ACADIA ALL-AMERICAN ROAD
What better way to see America the Beautiful than to take one of its All-American Roads? Nestled in the Acadia National Park, this road trip is packed with plenty to see and do, including bald eagle watching and hiking the idyllic Cadillac Mountains. And if you’re in the mood for a little more R&R, feel free to slip into tranquility at one of the 22 lakes, ponds, beaches and natural wonders waiting for you. If you’re looking to take a trip through Maine, this should be your main pick.
There you have it: just some of the stunning road trips to take this spring break! We’re fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful nation’s in the world and it’d be a shame to not get out there and explore it. We don’t care where you go, we just care that you get there safe and sound. And if your road trip takes an unexpected turn for the worst, you know who to call to get you back on the road and back to rhythm of your life.