Numerous movies and television shows have featured the breathtaking beauty that can be found when taking a road trip across the United States. However, the realities of driving for almost a week through countrysides and along freeways can leave individuals less interested in the sights and more interested in getting home. If you are ready to plan a road trip and want to have a plan to keep everyone excited, make sure you start with a quick maintenance check of your vehicle.
Take The Time to Check Your Car
Nothing is worse than starting out on a road trip only to have the car break down. Some things to check before you go include commo things like your fluids and tire pressure. You may also want to have a professional do an inspection to ensure a smooth ride. Have a mechanic take a look at all your major engine components. From the hydraulic gear pumps in your brake systems or power steering to your belts and your brake pads, it pays to check it all out.
Now that you’re car is road trip ready, here are some popular spots you could hit. Whether you choose one or all three, you’re sure to have the trip of a lifetime.
1. The Grand Canyon
Listed as one of the most magnificent sights in the world, the Grand Canyon not only takes the breath away of most of those that stand on the rim but if you are daring, you can take a mule ride down to the bottom. No matter what time of year you go, the colors will thrill you, and for the most adventurous individuals, there is a skywalk that allows you to walk out on glass over the edge that is 4000 feet below.
2. Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Wildlife Trails, and Glacier National Parks are all available as you drive through the area with the oldest volcano in America. Visit the museum, see the amazing array of animals, gasps at the erupting ancient Old Faithful geyser, shy away from the mud pots, and wander through hot springs of the park.
3. Utah’s National Parks
If you love the rugged hills, valleys, and crests of unusual and rocky landscapes, you will love Utah. There are five world-renowned national parks that you can hike your way through, drive the scenic routes, or climb the rock-faces to conquer the world. Try Arches, Monument Valley, Zion, Canyonlands, and Bryce for just a start on the dynamic parks and nearby available areas.
Next time you plan a vacation, why not stay in the United States and take time to see what sights are hidden here. The diversity and colors of the western world may surprise you.