4 Unforgettable Road Trips to Take this Summer
Road Trip Season
The arrival of summer means the arrival of road trip season! Fill up your gas tank, find the perfect road trip playlist, roll down your windows and enjoy the ride. We’ve highlighted four unforgettable trips across the United States that will leave you full of happy memories and enough Instagram photos to make your friends and family jealous.
The Great River Road
Get your wheels moving along the mighty Mississippi River, the longest river in the United States. The Great River Road National Scenic Byway is a 3,000-mile scenic splendor from Minnesota to Mississippi that passes through ten states and hundreds of charming small towns. Along the way, you can visit the hometown of renowned author Laura Ingalls Wilder, experience the captivating culture of the French Market in New Orleans and so much more!
Immerse yourself in history on America’s legendary Route 66. This historic highway was established in 1926 and runs from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California. The highway was the first of the US Highway System to be completely paved in 1938. The introduction of the Interstate Highway Act in 1956 led to the decline of the highway. As the Interstate system bypassed the highway, many small towns became ghost towns. The revival of Route 66 began in the late 1980s and has resulted in the preservation of many historic buildings and towns along the route, which you can still view today on your legendary road trip.
If you’ve been California dreaming, this is the road trip for you. It runs for along the coastline of California, Oregon and Washington. This excursion will combine the brilliance of big cities like Los Angeles and Seattle with awe-worthy natural wonders like Humboldt Redwoods State Park and Olympic National Park. This west coast adventure will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
Blue Ridge Parkway
Explore the Appalachian Mountains along the Blue Ridge Parkway which spans 469 miles between Virginia and North Carolina. This parkway connects Shenandoah National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Along the way you’ll see sights like Linville Gorge, the deepest gorge easy of the Grand Canyon and Mount Mitchell, the highest mountain peak in the eastern United States.
Get There Safely with ProClip
If you’re heading out on a road trip, it’s important to (mostly) know where you’re going. As you cross state lines, you’ll find that state has different laws for distracted driving and if you can mount suction cup mounts to your windshield. Keeping your phone or GPS in a safe, convenient location can help prevent your road trip from becoming a disaster. A ProClip mounting solution is the perfect road trip accessory to help you enjoy both the journey and the destination.