Top 10 Spring Road Trip Destinations

Written by: Editorial Staff

March 23, 2011
Filed Under Places 


The top ten spring road trip destinations for US travelers by carContributed by Cher Martinetti, Top 10 Guru

Pack up the car and grab a camera and your favorite play list.

Whether you’re itching for a quick day trip or have always wanted to take in the country’s sites by car, these 10 road trip destinations are worth the gas and driving time.

10. Map your way to March Madness

March Madness games are in the top ten spring break destinations

Fill out your brackets and hit the road! One of the first indications that spring has sprung to any sports fan. Make it a multi-city trip or catch all the games in Las Vegas.

9. Report to Spring training

Spring training is a great spring road trip destination

The Cactus and Grapefruit leagues set up camp in warm destinations. Catch your favorite teams in Arizona or Florida and get an early jump on the season’s MLB action.

8. Swing over to the Masters

Make the Master golf tournament a spring road trip destination

One of the most prestigious events in golf takes place in historic Augusta, Georgia. Grab the golf enthusiast in your life and take advantage of the luxury packages offered by that include rounds of golf, dinner reservations, and more.

7. Pickup to Portland

Portland is in the top ten spring road trip destinations

The “City of Roses” is known for it’s scenic beauty, nightlife, vast microbreweries, and eco-friendly urban planning. Cloud 9 Living offers insider’s tours; perfect for a quick day trip or planned stop on your journey.

6. Make it up to Maine

A driving trip to Maine is in the top ten spring road trip destinations

Route 1 connects most major cities on the east coast. The 2377-mile stretch of highway goes from Key West up to the Canadian border. With no shortage of attractions, the trip has something for everyone ranging from art galleries, camping, bed and breakfasts, and more.

5. Jockey over to Kentucky

Kentucky's Run for the Roses is a top spring road trip destination

One third of the Triple Crown, “The Run for The Roses” is one of the oldest thoroughbred races in the U.S. Steeped in tradition, sip on Mint Juleps, don your fanciest hat, and hit up the parties a this celebrity-favorite event.

4. Ride through the Ridge

A ride through the Ridge is in the top ten spring road trip destinations

Numerous musicians make mention to the Blue Ridge Mountains with good reason. Known for it’s beautiful scenery, travel along the noted parkway for one of America’s favorite drives.

3. Navigate to Napa

Napa wine country is in the top ten spring road trip destinations

Tour with some of the notable guides to experience the famous cuisine and grapes of Napa. The year round tour is a must for anyone in the San Francisco area.

2. Surge to Big Sur

Big Sur is one of the top ten spring road trip destinations

The Pacific Coast Highway is one of the most famous and beautiful landscapes. Listed as one of the “50 Places of a Lifetime/The World’s Greatest Destinations” by National Geographic Traveler, this vacation hot spot is rich in wildlife, luxury accommodations, and outdoor activities.

1. Have plenty of film for Hana

The road to Hana Hawaii is the top of all spring road trip destinations

The legendary road to Hana takes you through rainforests, past waterfalls, and dramatic seascapes. Take one of the world’s most scenic drives to this unspoiled Hawaiian town.


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