Whew! The days are hot and long now, but summer won’t last forever. That means there’s still time to take advantage of some fantastic end-of-summer destinations before the kids return to school and your schedule gets hectic again.
At Travelers Motor Club, we’re about helping you make the most of your travels, whether a cross-country road trip or a quick weekend getaway. Here are some great ideas for end-of-summer travel that will create lasting memories without breaking the bank.
One Tank Trips
Undoubtedly, one-tank trips offer the best bang for your buck. And with gas prices relatively stable, there’s no excuse not to hit the open road and explore all that’s out there. Depending on your vehicle type, a single tank of gas could give you 200 to 400 miles of range. So, whether you enjoy a beach getaway, a trip to an amusement park, or want to take in some of the country’s most iconic sights, there’s a one-tank trip for you.
For those in the Beckley, WV area, a one-tank trip can potentially take you to Myrtle Beach, SC, Niagara Falls, NY, or even Washington D.C. So load the car with snacks and drinks crank up the AC, activate your map system, and enjoy the ride.
And since you’ve already invested time in getting there, why not stay a while?
If you can’t swing a week-long vacation, a weekend getaway is a perfect solution. Weekend getaways offer a way to have a blast and make unforgettable memories. As a bonus, no one has to miss work or school if classes are already in session. When choosing a weekend destination, picking a location nearby allows you to pack a lot of activity in a short timeframe.
Some great ideas for weekend getaways include camping trips to state or national parks, city-hopping nearby metropolises, or visiting family and friends who live nearby. Take advantage of every minute, no matter where you go or what you do.
Sometimes a day away is all that’s needed to soothe your soul and recharge your batteries. If that’s the case, consider planning a day trip to a place you’ve always wanted to visit but never had the time. There are endless possibilities for fun and exciting day trips if you wish to go hiking, fishing, shopping, or sightseeing. And since this type of trip doesn’t require an overnight stay, you can save big on accommodations.
Don’t Let The Summer End Without Having Some Fun!
While astrological summer continues through most of September, Labor Day is generally the official end of the summer season. So, if you haven’t taken a vacation yet or are simply looking to squeeze in one more getaway before fall arrives, now is the time. Use the tips above to plan the perfect trip. To ensure that your travels are worry-free, having roadside assistance offers an extra layer of protection, whether road tripping across the coast or cruising around the block.
We hope you have a blast and create lasting memories regardless of where your adventures take you the rest of this summer. Safe travels!