If you are planning a road trip this summer, take a look at the following destinations. Relaxing riverboat rides, exciting casinos, and pristine beaches are some of the attractions at these vacation destinations. Here are five places to travel to by car this summer.
Walk, shop, and gamble at the Atlantic City Boardwalk
Atlantic City is a road trip destination for many in the mid-Atlantic. It is just an hour away from Philly, if you take the Atlantic City Expressway, and just over two hours from NYC via the Garden State Parkway. Atlantic City features several casinos and a beautiful boardwalk that stretches for miles. Some of the notable shops on the boardwalk include the Pier Shops and the Waterfront Shops at Harrah's casino. The Tanger Outlets is another place to visit while staying in Atlantic City. There are numerous parking lots and casino garages. If you are lucky, you can save a few dollars by parking on the street.
Cross the desert and arrive at Las Vegas
Las Vegas is a global entertainment destination, but it is also a great road trip destination for those living in the Southwest. By car, it is just four hours from Los Angeles via the I-15 and five hours from Phoenix. You will travel through small towns, see mountainous vistas, and experience desert-like conditions, so prepare for the trip before leaving. When you arrive in Las Vegas, the heat will still be with you, so find a nice place to park and enter one of the luxurious resorts or casinos. The cool atmosphere and stunning architecture will be worth the trip. The Luxor and Paris Las Vegas are two casinos to visit before leaving Las Vegas.
Take your talents to South Beach
If you are driving on the east coast, why not go all the way to Florida. The pristine beaches of Miami are surrounded by brilliant blue waters and luxurious condos. The beach itself is bustling with people, and the nightclubs are packed. The Bayside Marketplace and Bayfront Park feature shopping and outdoor activities. This may be the final stop on your road trip, especially after experiencing the tropical ambience of Miami.
Take a stroll on the San Antonio River Walk
Texans that want to take a road trip within the state should consider driving to San Antonio. There are several attractions, including the River Walk. You can walk along the banks of the San Antonio River. The walkways are one story below the street level and feature waterfalls, pools, shops, restaurants, and outdoor art. There are river cruises which you can take to tour the entire walk.
Rest on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan
Midwestern road trippers should head toward Lake Michigan. One notable vacation destination is Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. It's just an hour east of Chicago and two hours north of Indianapolis. Many travelers visit this shore to hike Mount Baldy, which is a shifting sand dune. If you prefer a more relaxed time, walk along the shoreline, which stretches for 15 miles, or go birdwatching.