Plan the Perfect Summer Day Trip

photo via Kevin Dooley on Flickr

A day trip provides a fun getaway without the excessive travel times and expense.

The cost and time commitment of a long trip can be overwhelming. But you don’t have to travel far to find excitement. Here are some useful tips that will spark your imagination and get you out the door!

Choose Your Destination:

Stay Close: Choose a destination that is located within an hour of your home. This time limit is especially important when traveling with children. Bottom line: spend less time in the car and more time having fun.

Enjoy the Season: Choose a destination that is seasonally appropriate. During the summer months this could include an amusement park, festival, beach (ocean, lake, or river), state park (hiking and biking), historic site, or museum.

Plan a Full Day: Once you’ve picked your primary destination, consider other points of interest you may want to visit including restaurants and shops.

Be Prepared:

Use your vehicle’s navigation system to plot out your destination and any stops in between. Most navigation systems will let you save a route, making it easy to access the information whenever you need it.

Make sure you have the appropriate clothing, food, and other supplies.

Check the weather the night before and have a backup destination just in case.

Make sure your navigation system is up to date. From day trips to everyday commutes, avoid the stress of getting lost. Choose your vehicle brand below to access the appropriate navigation system map update.

Click your brand logo to purchase a map update.

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