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Planning an East Coast Road Trip As summer hits and school lets out, families across the nation are planning and preparing for their summer vacations. One of the ways that families enjoy their summer time vacations is by taking a road trip, and with all of the sites to see, places to visit, and fun to be had on the East Coast, it is no wonder that thousands choose to make the East Coast the site of their family road trip every year. The East Coast is home to literally hundreds of special interest sites including cultural centers, historical sites, and places of entertainment and recreation. But before a family loads up the family car and strikes out up or down the East Coast, there needs to be a period of purposeful and needful preparations.

Preparation for the Trip Those preparations come in two basic forms, the first being preparations concerning the trip itself and the second being preparations concerning the car. Both of these preparations entail multiple items on a check list and both will need to be thoroughly completed before embarking on the East Coast family road trip. Firstly, to prepare for the vacation itself, one of the first steps to adequately preparing for the road trip will be to settle on a route. This route is far more than a simple mapping where the family is relative to where they are trying to go; no, it is much more than that. Mapping the route for the road trip will determine what the vacation will be like. An effective route for a road trip will take into account the different activities, sites, and locations the family wishes to partake of while on the trip. While there may be an end destination in mind with fun activities to do while there, a family taking a road trip along the East Coast will miss out on a lot of fun opportunities if they choose to drive directly to their final destination without considered those places and locations they are passing. Finding a fun route with multiple activity and sight-seeing stops along the way will mean that a family will need to do their research into the areas they will be passing through. Mystic Connecticut hotels, civil war battlefields, national parks, national monuments, adventure lands and amusement parks line the road and can provide for a meaningful and fun family road trip.


Hotels and Other Necessary Costs Hotels are another necessity to consider while planning out the rout a family will take. Mystic Connecticut hotels, as stated before, can be found to house the family while they travel through Connecticut, but only if the family does their route preparations completely and soundly. Finding hotels where the family can stay each night of the road trip will be an important part of planning a successful road trip. After the route has been planned and prepared for, a family should prepare their car for the trip. Having the family car inspected by a trusted mechanic before the family embarks on their road trip will be a vital step for both safety and enjoyment during the vacation. With the route properly planned out and the car inspected for safety and functionality, a family can better ensure that they will have a fun and enjoyable road trip to the East Coast. Photo Credit: danjaeger, Thoursie

Planning an east coast road trip  

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