Whether you're a full-time worker, high school student, or enjoying the life of retirement, we all need to take some time for ourselves and get a well-deserved break from incredibly lethal stress (otherwise referred to as "LIFE").
I could give you a destination for every state, but we don't want to be reading for sixty hours. Do we? No.
For those on the west coast, or those interested in going to the west coast, there's a beautiful road known as the 101. Take it. Take it now.
I would suggest starting in San Francisco and ending in Seattle. You'll have a beautiful view and AMAZING cities to stop in! Need I say that Portland, OR will be a pit stop? Also, why not extend the trip a little and perhaps take a ferry to Vancouver after you visit Mount Rainier?
For a southern road trip:
First stop, Galveston, TX. You can go on kayak tours, visit beautiful art galleries, take a trip to Pleasure Pier, and then end the perfect day with some fine dining.
Next, New Orleans, LA
Jackson Square is a must visit! New Orleans is filled with this beautiful architecture!
You'll have to visit the City Park, and then definitely take a break with Po-Boys where you will eat the best sandwiches ever gifted to humans.
Now, the east coast is absolutely beautiful and I truly believe that you can get the best seafood EVER there.
Start your trip in Charleston, South Carolina. Once again, here's another city with beautiful, historic buildings!
Next, drive up to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. The beaches are beautiful, family-friendly, and when the tide is low, you can see sunken ships rise from the Atlantic!
Alexandria, Virginia has (in my very humble opinion) the best seafood I have ever tasted and a very lovely feel to the city.
Lastly, why not finish the trip ( or start the trip, depending on where you live!) in New York city with a broadway show?
My dear Northerners, we're going to start in my home state of Michigan.
Start at the top of the mitten with Mackinac Island. Want to know a cool thing about the Island? No cars! At first, that may sound a little alarming, but a nice walk on the beautiful streets or going on a relaxing bike ride will make you forget all about that!
When you're there, you must stop at Escape MSP for fun games, go to the Guthrie Theatre, and then end your trip with Lake Harriet!
Keep these destinations in mind when you're planning your next family/friend vacation this summer!
Have an awesome start to your summer everyone!