Now is the Time to Plan Your Next Road Trip
It’s that time of year again. People all across the country are starting to feel a change in the weather and as it finally starts to warm up a bit, the itch to explore grows stronger. What better way to scratch that itch than with a road trip? Whether you have built up some paid time off and you’re getting eager to use it or you’re just ready for a change of pace, there’s no better way to spend some time than by hitting the open road.
But where should you go? If you’re in the United States (like we are), there are plenty of great options. Choosing where you’ll visit can be incredibly hard, but fortunately for you, we have a few great suggestions in today’s post. Regardless of your reason for taking a road trip, the team at Klik Belts has a few suggestions. Keep reading to get a bit of inspiration for your next cross-country trek.
Where to Visit On Your Next Road Trip
According to the Big Sur Chamber of Commerce, spring is a great time to visit Big Sur because “wildflowers always seem to be blooming, California Condors are flying overhead throughout Big Sur [and] California Sea Otters are rafting in the kelp beds.” Between the wildlife and the views, you’re in for quite a treat as you drive up Highway 1.
The natural beauty on display is truly something to behold and there is plenty to do at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Parks. If you need to get out and stretch your legs, the best way to do it is with a hike and there are plenty of landmarks to see in the process. With beaches, streams, and mountains to explore, you’re sure to find the whole experience rather enlightening.
This is a road trip, after all, and one of the best things you can do is to simply hop in the car and go for a drive. You’ll be enjoying all that Highway 1 has to offer as you take in an “American National Scenic Byway & California Scenic Highway” which is “an honor reserved for highways that are so distinctive they are destinations unto themselves.” In short, if you’re looking for a beautiful drive through one of the prettiest areas in California--or anywhere for that matter--Big Sur is going to be hard to beat.
The Rocky Mountains
Taking a road trip through the Rocky Mountains sure seems like a big task to undertake, but we’ll see if we can help you to narrow it down to some of the best things that Colorado has to offer. We’d recommend starting with Estes Park. It’s a smaller town, but there are plenty of great things to see and do in the area. Take a walk through their charming downtown area or visit The Stanley Hotel--the source of inspiration for The Shining. You could even spend the afternoon playing mini golf or exploring the always beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park.
You could also try Vail, Breckenridge, or Glenwood Springs if you really want to get into the mountains or do something a little out of the ordinary at St. Mary’s Glacier in Idaho Springs. You can even bring your pets on a nice little hike if you try the latter!
Depending on the time of year, there is also plenty of fishing to do up and down the Rocky Mountains at various ponds, lakes, and streams. Whether you prefer to fish with bait or lures, standard fishing poles or fly rods, you’re sure to find Colorado fishing to be relaxing. If you’ve never gone fishing before, it might be worth looking into a guided fishing tour so you can get a handle on techniques and learn more about the area in the process.
The East Coast
We’ve visited the west coast and the rock coast, but the East coast is another great place to enjoy on your road trip. There are plenty of great options to choose from, but our recommendation is to check out the great state of Maine. Start your trip in Portland and you’re sure to be off on the right foot. Make your base of operations a cozy bed and breakfast and you’ll know you’re in good hands.
Between the various lighthouses, parks, and great restaurants, you’re sure to find a lot to love about Portland. Head to The Holy Donut to enjoy one of the best donuts you’ve had in your life which is interesting because many of them are made out of potatoes. Hey, if it works, don’t question it! From there, take your pick of local seafood from one of the many restaurants and be sure to get a lobster roll if you can.
Once you’re finished exploring Portland, there are plenty of amazing little towns to drive through. You could visit LL Bean’s flagship store in Freeport, walk on the pier in Kennebunk, or take it easy on the beach at Brunswick. The best part is that no matter what you choose to do, which landmarks you decide to visit, or which towns you explore, you’ll have a blast because there are so many options within close proximity to one another.
Don’t Forget Your Klik Belt!
You’ll need plenty of supplies for your road trip--more on that in a future blog--but one thing you’ll want to be certain to pack is one of our heavy duty belts. They look great regardless of whether you’re settling in at a campsite or heading out for dinner and a night on the town. Wherever you go and whatever you do, your Klik Belt is the only belt you’ll need on your journey.
Made with high quality materials and built to stand the test of time, we’re sure that you’ll be pleased to have the world’s best belt along for the ride. Prime road trip season is right around the corner, so the team at Klik Belts would like to wish you a fun time. Make some memories, have some fun, and be safe out there.