A staple of American travel for as long as any of us can remember, the road trip has long been a pastime for families everywhere looking to see different areas of the country on a budget. We all have memories, both good and bad, of sitting in the car for eight hours a day on the way to the next destination, always hoping for a rest stop. From the Grand Canyon to the St. Louis archway, there is a plethora of great sights to visit in the United States. If you are looking to take your family on a road trip, here are the top destinations we recommend for you to see.
The city that never sleeps, New York City never seems to disappoint those who visit. Words simply can't do this great city justice, as anything and everything you could imagine lies in one of the most famous and recognizable cities in the world. Everything from the Empire State Building, to the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and catching a show on Broadway, will dazzle you and give you one of the more memorable experiences for any vacations.
If you find yourself venturing to the golden coast of California, one of the best places to be sure to stop by is the historic city of San Francisco. Listed as the most visited city of 2014, this incredible place offers a wide variety of events and places to visit, as well as some fascinating historical landmarks. Easily one of the most recognizable structure in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge towers at 746 feet tall, while a trip to the island of Alcatraz is sure to create some lasting memories.
If an outdoor spectacle is more your style, look no further than the Grand Canyon. While this site may seem a bit overhyped when you hear it talked about, nothing could be further from the truth. A 3,000 foot drop at the Toroweap overlook allows for one of the most incredible photo op and viewing experiences you will ever see.
Hipster central is next on our list, as the city of Portland, Oregon continues the trend of west coast areas to visit on your next road trip, as this destination surely will not disappoint. For the adults, this is one of the best microbrewery towns in the country, providing you with some of the tastiest craft beer around. With the whole family, great destinations are nearby like the outstanding Mount Hood, and the ocean just a short drive away.
The final spot to hit on our list of great road trip destinations is New Orleans. One of the liveliest places around, New Orleans may have some of the best quality food on the planet for your palate. If you make it down to this incredible city, be sure to take a stroll through the French Quarter and the famous Bourbon Street. A swamp tour is also high on the list of fun activities to partake in.
What other cities are must see places on your list? Be sure to let us know!