The U.S. east coast has some of the best tourist attractions in the country. If you and your family want to explore what the East Coast has to offer, pack up your hardigg with essential supplies, gas up your van and take a road trip! You’ll see everything from beaches, historical landmarks and breathtaking mountains. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your trip.
Make a List of What You Want to See
Sit down with your family create an itinerary for your trip. You may want to see a show on Broadway, look at the fascinating exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, or check out the home of Paul Revere when you’re in Boston. Be sure to include activities that everyone will enjoy during your East Coast vacation, and plan a route that helps you save on travel time.
Even though you’re on a road trip and you want to be somewhat spontaneous, you should see whether the activities you want to participate in require reservations. If you’re taking a tour or need to get advanced tickets to an amusement park or zoo, take care of this before you leave home. Also, make hotel reservations at a few cities on your road trip route, so that you and your loved ones can rest and freshen up in comfortable location throughout your road trip.
Get Your Car Ready
Make sure your vehicle is in top condition before you start traveling the East Coast. Get a tune-up, change the oil, and make sure you have an emergency repair kit in your vehicle. Don’t forget to check your spare tire to make sure it has enough air, or replace it if need be. It’s also a good idea to clean our your vehicle, so that you’ll have a clutter-free space to put all your luggage and supplies.
Keep Everyone Entertained
If you’re traveling with children, it’s important that everyone in the car is entertained throughout the road trip. Bring a portable DVD player, books, lots of great snacks, and card games that will keep them occupied. Take along a DVD you’ll enjoy, along with a few of your favorite magazines or books so you can have some entertaining downtime at your rest stops.
Make Sure Your Route is Clear
Finally, contact the state authorities in the East Coast regions you’re visiting to make sure there are no road closures on your route. You should also check the weather to ensure that you won’t encounter rain or snow while you’re driving.
Brionna Kennedy is native to the Pacific Northwest, growing up in Washington, then moving down to Oregon for college. She enjoys writing on fashion and business, but any subject will do, she loves to learn about new topics. When she isn’t writing, she lives for the outdoors. Oregon has been the perfect setting to indulge her love of kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking.