The US road trip is as classic American as baseball and apple pie. From national parks with breathtaking views to fun at fairs and festivals, this country is bursting full of amazing destinations to take full advantage of. Drive Now has a large variety of used cars, SUV’S, and trucks perfect for your upcoming road trip. Why settle for anything less when Drive Now has the best auto Phoenix, AZ has to offer? Below we explore the best fall road trips in the Southwestern United States, and also include some expert tips on making your trip a success.
Take It Easy
Road trips and driving, in general, can be exhausting, especially if you are traveling very long distances. Make sure you include rest time in your trip planning. Scout out some favorable hotels and motels that will be in the area you are traveling. If you are the outdoors type, bring along some camping gear and utilize your tent and sleeping bags for quick road respites. Drive Now features oversized SUVs like the Chevy Suburban, the perfect road trip vehicle for all of your camping gear (and, in emergencies, a makeshift indoor campsite!).
This tip not only pertains to your vehicle but you and your passengers. Not only is eating out expensive, it is also time-consuming and can interrupt your schedule. Plan on bringing a variety of quick and healthy snacks that travel well. Not only will this keep you on schedule, but it will also keep your energy levels up for safe driving. It’s also recommended (if the terrain permits) to drive a vehicle that has an above average fuel economy. Save yourself some cash and stops with a fuel efficient vehicle from Drive Now.
Keep Passengers (Of All Ages) Entertained
If you are traveling with kids, long road trips can be brutal – for both you and them. Plan ahead and bring some entertainment supplies. Audiobooks and music are key. Drive Now features a variety of vehicles with updated entertainment technology such as Wi-Fi and rear seat screens. Vehicles such as a Chevrolet Cruze will keep the kids entertained while you trek your way to your destinations.
The Southwest is filled with gorgeous National Parks. Leading off on your list should be the Big Daddy of them all, Grand Canyon National Park. Stretching nearly 18 miles wide, the Grand Canyon features breathtaking views. Near the Nevada-California border is Death Valley, another natural beauty. Make your way up into Utah where you will find “The Mighty Five:” Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Arches. Each park offers unique scenes, making them all well worth the trip.
Wild Wild West
Are you a fan of the old wild wild west movies? Go back in time and let your inner cowboy loose, as the majority of the old cowboy movies were filmed in Arizona, Utah, Nevada and New Mexico. US Route 163 weaves its way through Monument Valley which splits the Arizona-Utah border and is one of the most scenic drives in the country. Don’t forget to stop by Four Corners where you can stand in four different states simultaneously.
Get Your Kicks
….On Route 66. This celebrated stretch of road runs between Chicago and Los Angeles, with a huge portion running through Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Also known as “The Mother Road,” portions of the original Route 66 has since been replaced with newer interstates and highways, but people from across the country still flock to this famous route. Along Route 66 you will find plenty of attractions and Americana charm.
Another great road trip in the Southwest is the trek from Los Angeles to San Diego or vice versa. The Pacific Coast Highway is simply packed with pure, raw coastal beauty. You will pass through gorgeous beachside towns such as Newport Beach and Huntington Beach. Anaheim, offering a classic pit stop in Disneyland, will be a hit for the entire family.
Whichever route of adventure you choose, be sure to get road ready by visiting us at Drive Now for your next new used vehicle.