Road trips and summer go together like fireworks and BBQ. If you’re planning a trip this summer, we have the scoop on the number one thing you need to have before hitting the road.
While we don’t have any great advice on the best swimsuits or sunscreens to pack, we discovered an essential app to make this year’s road trip one to remember. Everyone knows that a great road trip is made up of a very specific formula involving 20% your vacation destination and 80% the fun of the drive. This app, Roadtrippers, has you covered with a stop by stop guide to the best part of the trip- the journey.
If you love stopping in for the best sandwiches at hole-in-the-wall joints, checking in on unique attractions, or finding amazing local shopping along your route, you’ll love this app. Not only does Roadtrippers work to map out your route, it also filters incredible local destinations for your journey.
Road food is a necessity that can be either amazing or less than wonderful on the road. This app directs you to great local restaurants along your route that are independently owned and unique to each location.
Your trip can be planned around destinations that happen to be on your route. From the offbeat (like the location where the Ouija board was named) to more educational, such as art museums. You can plan stops for strategic leg stretches and bathroom breaks at interesting or enriching locales.
You can filter your trip to stop at kid friendly locations along your trip. If you’d like to make a stop at a children’s museum or other fun destination to fight off the “are we there yets,” this app will recommend some great stops to break up the trip for the entire family.
You can filter your map to find specific types of restaurants along the way. If you’re like us, coffee and tea are essentials to any long car ride. Stop at some of the recommended locations that will be along your route to support great local businesses and try something a little different than the gas station coffee you’re otherwise forced to drink on road trips.
Roadtrippers even has the ability to filter for amusements such as gaming, shows, or nightlife. Whether you use this feature to plan for fun during a stopover or at your final destination, you’ll have plenty of great options to choose from.
Use this app to start planning the epic road trip your whole family has been dreaming of taking this summer. Check out the delicious, offbeat, and interesting along the highways of this country and have fun on the all-important journey this summer.