Don’t allow yourself to believe that a great road trip isn’t possible during the winter months. Honestly, nothing could be further from the truth. There are MANY wonderful destinations to choose from. We have driven across Canada multiple times and driven throughout the USA a few times. Many of these were in stow storms. But a warm weather drive with lots to do with the family is a possibility. Here are a few examples to get you started.
As long as you don’t visit Savannah in January (when some restaurants and attractions temporarily close) its definitely a great place to explore in the winter. The weather is typically chilly at night. But, it warms up to a very pleasant visit-the-beach temperature during the day. Don’t forget to stop by The Lady and Sons Restaurant and say “hello” to Paula Deen!
San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio is the perfect wintertime vacation spot, especially during the holidays. You don’t want to miss the famous River Walk and Six Flags Fiesta Texas, all decked out in Christmas finery. The San Antonio Zoo is yet another festive option. Thousands of twinkling lights make a nighttime visit (among the animals) something you’ll never forget!
Key West, Florida
There’s never a bad time to hop in your vehicle and go “road trippin'” to Key West. If your family is into nature, you’ll no doubt be happy to learn that the city is home to a number of zoos and aquariums… four to be exact.
Beautiful Dry Tortugas National Park is located a short distance away. The remote 100-square mile park, which is only accessible by boat or seaplane, provides visitors with an awesome place to camp, swim, go snorkeling, visit historic Fort Jefferson and more.
No road trip to Memphis is complete until you visit Graceland and Beale Street Historic District. During the turn of the century, Beale Street was the home of the blues. Graceland, of course, needs little explanation. History buffs won’t want to miss The National Civil Rights Museum, which underwent a massive overhaul in 2014.
Hopefully, at least one or two of these cities appeal to you and get you excited enough to start packing. All of these locations are totally family-friendly and provide visitors with an almost unlimited number of things to see and do.
Is there a road trip you would add to the list?