If you’re planning on going on a road trip with the guys in an RV rental this spring break, the options are often overwhelming. Here are 3 excellent options you should seriously consider before hitting the road:
Charleston, South Carolina to Outer Banks, North Carolina (Route 17)
Without doubt, Route 17 which meanders alongside the Atlantic coastlines of South and North Carolina, is one of the most exciting in the US’ southeast. Starting out in Charleston, a popular tourist stop with a host of cool eateries and hip bars, head north towards either Surfside Beach or Myrtle Beach depending on how much exposure you want to nightlife and the party crowds. For motor enthusiasts, make sure you visit the Wheels of Yesteryear but if you’re more of an adventure junkie, try one of the personally-guided kayak tours or any of the many waters sport companies that exist in the area. From here, head further north to the NC’s amazing Outer Banks, which will offer an awesome range of fun stuff to do, be it surfing, fishing charters, or relaxing on one of the many great beaches!
Los Angeles to Santa Cruz, California (Highway 1 and Route 101)
This route is a classic for RVs but one of the more hectic pathways during Spring Break. However, it undeniably delivers by providing an amazing range of beaches and cool stopping points that are dotted along this incredibly stunning drive. Starting in southern California, head northwards to Santa Barbara which will offer a huge range of excellent restaurants and trendy bars as well as beachside parties and great nightlife. From here, depending on your specific interests and adventure needs, you can choose from a whole host of great beach spots as you travel through the incredible Big Sur towards Monterey, which offers some excellent bars and even the odd craft brewery too. For those with a keen interest in marine wildlife and adventure activities, Monterey rarely disappoints and it can be a great place to spend most of the road trip due to its proximity to LA. The final stop of your Spring Break road trip should probably include Santa Cruz, either to chill and hit the surf or embark on one of the many chartered fishing tours on offer.
Durango to Grand Junction, Colorado (various routes and highways)
If you’re looking to avoid the slightly younger crowds but are still in search of incredible experiences and an awesome scenic drive, then this is the route for you. Beginning in the picturesque town of Durango, the San Juan Skyway offers some of the finest scenic routes in the country, including awe-inspiring mountains and dense forestlands that host a range of outdoor adventure activities. However, the highways that traverse this stunning region are worthy alone of a visit and Route 550 (often referred to as the ‘Million Dollar Highway’) is an incredible stretch of road that will take you through mountain valleys and gorges of immense beauty. Highlights in the region include a great range of RV camping spots and some awesome hiking trails in the Rio Grande National Forest. The final stop of this itinerary, Grand Junction, has regularly featured as one of the best hunting and fishing destinations in the US and is a great place to end your Spring Break drive. Time to get moving!