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Beach Road Trips

If you love the feeling of the sand between your toes, hearing the waves crash on the shore, and smelling the salt air in the breeze, then these articles are for you! Whether you’re taking a road trip to the beach or road tripping along the coast, we recommend visiting some of the best beaches in the U.S. Our travel writers share their favorite beaches to visit during the summer and any time of year.

From the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, to the exciting Atlantic Coast and the breathtaking Pacific, plus all the glorious lakeshores in between, the U.S. has so many beaches to visit. Make your upcoming driving vacations even better by stopping by the many beautiful, white beaches across the USA. Beach road trips are perfect for all ages, and can even be affordable when traveling on a budget.

You can find out the best beach destinations for all times of day, and all seasons of the year. From sunrise to sunset and cooler weather, get excited by driving with the windows down and breathing in the ocean breeze during your beach road trips. We also provide you with budget traveling tips that ensure your journey to the beach is affordable and relaxing!

Michigan’s Adventure Water Park
5 days ago

Michigan’s Adventure Water Park

When the temperatures start rising is there anything better than spending a day at a water park? People who live in Michigan know the answer to that- So, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that Michigan’s Adventure Water Park is such a big draw. 

Of course, the water park isn’t the only attraction. There are all sorts of things you can do at Michigan’s Aventure from riding roller coasters to catching some live entertainment.

Sounds fun, right?

That’s why we’re going to be digging into in this post. You’ll get a quick tour of everything you can do at Michigan’s Adventure Water Park. 

Let’s go!

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Rhode Island Ocean Drive
3 weeks ago

Rhode Island Ocean Drive

There are lots of beautiful drives around New England, but Rhode Island’s Ocean Drive has to be at the top of the list. 

This ten-mile drive offers something for everyone: history, architecture, and incredible ocean views. It sounds pretty hard to beat, right?

In this post, we’re going to highlight everything you need to know about historic Ocean Drive. 

So buckle in and let’s go!

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I-94 Through Wisconsin and Minnesota
1 month ago

I-94 Through Wisconsin and Minnesota

I-94 extends from Billings, Montana to the Canadian border in Port Huron, Michigan, but some of the coolest stops along this interstate are in Minnesota and Wisconsin. If you find yourself traveling down this road- turn it into a fun Midwestern road trip! Here are some fun stops you won’t want to miss. 

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Places to See Sea Lions in San Francisco
3 months ago

Places to See Sea Lions in San Francisco

People love to visit a city like San Francisco for lots of reasons. There’s the cool architecture, great food in places like Chinatown, tons of shopping, and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge. But you might be surprised to find one of the most popular attractions has to do with sea lions. 

Yes, that’s right! 

One of the best cities in the country to see sea lions in is San Francisco. And it’s one reason people flock to this part of the country.

In this post, we’re going to highlight all of the main spots and hidden gems you can check out sea lions. From the biggest tourist spots to some of the secret places the locals know about, you’ll find them all here. 

Ready to get started?

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Quick Guide to Biloxi, MS
4 months ago

Quick Guide to Biloxi, MS

Did you know that Biloxi, Mississippi is home to some of the best beachfront real estate in America? No?

Well, you’re in for a treat. In this post, we’re going to highlight why Biloxi is such a great destination and what you can see and do on your trip there. 

Ready to get started? Let’s go.

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
4 months ago

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

When a place is on the shortlist to become the next National Park you know it has to be pretty good. Well, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has the honor of that designation. It’s pretty easy to see why this National Lakeshore is so popular with visitors and residents alike. 

First, is it’s location. Unlike most National Parks, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is easily accessible from a major city. It’s only about 40 miles from downtown Chicago. So it’s no wonder this park sees over 1.7 million visitors each year. 

Now, beyond being easy to get to, there are a lot of other reasons why Indiana Dunes is a great spot to visit. In this post, we’ll cover a few of the reasons why. 

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Quick Guide to Edisto Island, SC
5 months ago

Quick Guide to Edisto Island, SC

South Carolina is known for its beaches. Part of the reason why they are so popular is due to barrier islands. This small chain of islands, called the Sea Islands, covers about half the coastline of South Carolina and stretches into Georgia and Florida too. 

These Sea Islands have been inhabited for hundreds of years, first by the native peoples of the Edisto tribe and later on by settlers and their slaves in plantations. This area of the country also saw heavy fighting during the Civil War in the 1860s.

To say Edisto Island and the other Sea Islands are home to a lot of history is an understatement to be sure!

Today, Edisto Island is a trendy tourist destination for both native South Carolinians and visitors from all over the world. 

Now that you know the history of the island, we’ll cover our best tips for making the most of your time here. 

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I-95 Driving Guide: New Hampshire and Maine
6 months ago

I-95 Driving Guide: New Hampshire and Maine

Covering almost 2,000 miles through 15 states, Interstate 95 is the most used highway system in America.

And while this one road goes through some of the biggest cities in the United States and touches a huge portion of the population, it gets decidedly rural in its last two states: New Hampshire and Maine.

But that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty to do and see for anyone who is taking an I-95 road trip. In fact, both Maine and New Hampshire offer all types of scenery, events, and activities for the entire family. 

In this post, we’ll cover some of our favorite spots along I-95 in New Hampshire and Maine. So buckle in and get ready!

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Beach Road TripsVisit The Best Beaches in the U.S.

Whether you’re traveling with family, friends, a loved one, or solo, beaches offer a wonderful vacation destination. With hundreds of amazing beaches across America, it could be hard to choose just one! No matter what type of beach you’re looking for, there’s one that will work well for you. The U.S. has the best beaches for relaxation, surfing, partying, sea shelling, whale watching, walking, swimming, fishing and more. Browse our articles to find a beach that meets your vacation needs.

The next time beach road trips are in your plans, trust Drive The Nation to help you plan all the essentials. From budgeting and scheduling, to choosing a destination and activities, to finding an affordable hotel, we’re got you covered. Share photos of your favorite beaches to visit on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more using @DriveTheNation or #DriveTheNation.