Five Road Trips You Should Take This Summer

You know that road trip you’ve been meaning to take? You should take it. The convenience of Alliance Living means there’s nothing standing in your way of packing up your suitcase and hitting the open road. Whether you need a short weekend vacation or a coast-to-coast adventure, here are five road trips sure to inspire you to buckle up, roll down the windows and hit the gas. Your #AllianceEpicSummer starts now!

A Coast-to-Coast Adventure

Where: Boston to Seattle

Why: Why not? You’ve always dreamed of taking a coast-to-coast road trip with your best friend and they say there’s no better time than the present. Drive down around the Great Lakes then up across the Great Plains and the Continental Divide along the I-90, which also happens to be the longest interstate in the U.S. connecting Boston to Seattle so there’s very little room to get lost, unless, of course, you want to. Take your time and soak up every mile or drive through in just six days. This trip is as flexible as you need it to be.

Take a cruise under the big sky

Where: Montana & Wyoming

Why? US 212 has been acclaimed “the most beautiful drive in America,” and for good reason. This scenic drive loops and bends through Montana and Wyoming with 20 mountain peaks and 10,000 breathtaking lakes to marvel over. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the hiking and rafting that this trip has to offer. And while you’re here, don’t forget to try a Big Sky Moose Drool Brown Ale. We have it paired with a book in the shade, but really, when in Montana …

Drive the Pacific Coast Highway

Where: San Francisco to Los Angeles

Why? Considered one of the country’s most scenic roads, the PCH is a cliff-hugging drive along the California coast that passes through charming coastal towns like Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea. Make a stop in Big Sur to take photos of the Bixby Bridge and pull over at the Pfeiffer Beach in Point Sur State Park to sunbathe on its silky white sands.

Unwind in wine country

Where: Napa Valley to the High Sierra

Why? Pampering hot springs, bike tours, gondola rides, panoramic views… and wine! Start your trip tasting exquisite Cabernet Sauvignons and gazing at painted sunsets in Napa Valley, a wine-lover’s dream destination, then head for the hills to explore Gold Country and the Sierra Foothills for those off-the-beaten-path wineries before winding back down to earth in Lodi, home to some of California’s oldest Zinfandel vines. Need we say more?

Sea what the East Coast has to offer

Where: Connecticut to Maine

There’s nothing like a northern New England coastal drive, with it’s pristine coastline dotted with quaint seaside villages. You’ll drive by endless beaches and fishing harbors, past artists’ colonies and historic districts. Whether you steady your sea legs on the water, enjoy fresh lobster right on the harbor or stretch your legs along Boston’s Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile walk through famous sites from the American Revolution, this summer road trip will be one for the books.

We could go on for hours There you have it, folks. Now we want to hear about your happy travels. Share them in the comments.