Winter has left the building, and summer quickly draws near, so there are bound to be some exciting expectations for this summer vacation. For those dads who love packing and driving out to some great places, making the trip enjoyable is a key factor. These are some simple ways to make a summer road trip more fun for you and your family.
Take the Scenic Routes
Living in the city or the suburbs keeps things relatively tame in terms of sights to behold. Depending on how long you are willing to drive, consider taking a few scenic routes and humoring any request to go out and explore them. This is a vacation, and the name of the game is finding something new. Whether that comes in the form of a hiking trail or a gas station with a giant rocket sculpture, letting your family take off and run around helps keep things lively and active.
Make a List of Local Spots
For those who love experiencing the local favorites, making a list of some hot spots to hit up is a good way to engross yourself in the area you’re visiting. This is especially true if you have a family full of food lovers. Anything from a local diner to more fancy restaurants is great for making memories that last. Some locations even have the owners working alongside their employees.
Invest in Comfort
No matter how enjoyable a road trip is, they tend to do a number on the back. Investing in some quality lumbar comfort for each passenger helps alleviate the inevitable soreness of a long ride. There are also plenty of ways to keep younger kids entertained during the trip. Buying seat trays for mobile devices helps keep them occupied when they are bored without forking over too much money.
This summer is sure to have some new moments to share. From beautiful sights to engaging experiences, the only thing your family will be wondering is when the next one is coming up. After considering a few of these simple ways to make a summer road trip more fun, your family will notice the difference and appreciate your efforts.