Five Tips for Your Spring Break Road Trip

spring breakIt’s our favorite time of year – the time when the weather starts turning, the birds start chirping a little more, and we all feel as though we are emerging from our caves for the first time. As many of us gear up for a fun Spring Break road trip, we have some good advice to share before you hit the pavement.

Best Spring Break Road Trips

According to Travel + Leisure, the best Spring Break road trips tend to be ones that not only have a fun destination, but ones that are scenic and provide great views or stop-offs along the way. In the US, there is no shortage of excellent road trips. Here are just a few:

  • Joshua Tree National Park, CA
  • Key West to Miami, FL
  • Shenandoah National Park, VA
  • Seattle, WA to Newport, OR
  • Grand Teton National Park in Jackson, WY
  • Rapid City, SD
  • New York City to Cape May, NJ
  • New Orleans, LA
  • San Antonio to Austin, TX
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Los Angeles to Bear Lake, CA

If you are planning to travel to one of these destinations, make sure you’re ready for your time out on the road.

Fun Local Day Trips to Take Near Philadelphia

Our dream destination may not align with our time off or our budget, so if you need to stick closer to home – you’re in luck. Some awesome road trips are within just a few short hours – or at most a day – of Philadelphia that will give you the break you need. Here are some local ideas to consider:

  • Hit the road to Clearwater, FL to enjoy beautiful beaches, fun local shops, and to watch the Phillies during spring training. While this may be on the longer end of a ‘day trip’, if you leave at daybreak, you could reach Clearwater by nightfall to enjoy a long weekend or a full week.
  • Head up the road to Allentown, PA to experience the Dorney Waterpark or take an adventure in the Lost River Caverns. Just an hour and a half north of Philly, this day trip is an easy and fun option for the family.
  • For the local Pennsylvania history buffs – our state is no stranger to incredible museums and battlefields. Within a few short hours, you can hit the road to Gettysburg, Friendship Hill, the Liberty Bell, and more!

Road-tripping on the East Coast is easy. There are options for outdoor lovers, thrill seekers, mojito sippers, and families. This resource has a ton of great information if you are planning a road trip around Pennsylvania.

Advice Before You Hit the Road

Although some of these places are only a few hours away, you’ll still want to be as safe and as comfortable as possible. Here are our tips to prepare for your best Spring Break road trip:

  1. Check your tires, brakes, and windshield wipers before you leave. Be proactive with possible road troubles.
  2. Clean and vacuum the inside of your car. You may even stow a few blankets in the back seat so passengers can get comfortable.
  3. Pack a car charger for your cell phone.
  4. Have a backup plan in case of traffic. It might be a good idea to check out some back roads on your phone or GPS.
  5. Make sure all car documents, such as your registration and proof of insurance, are up to date and readily available.

Rely on the Direct Paint Experts for Automotive Tips & Car Maintenance Advice

As you set off on your adventure, remember that our team is here for you if any ‘dings’ or ‘mishaps’ happen during your trip. From paint touch-ups to more serious damage and repair – you can trust the team at Direct Paint.