Embarking on a road trip across the whole of the United States is quite a feat and it can be overwhelming deciding where you want to go and what you want to do. The best place to start when planning is probably by noting things that you absolutely want to do during your trip – places you have to see and things you need to do.
But apart from things you already know you want to do, what about other cool things you may not have considered? Of course, that’s part of the beauty of traveling – you get to discover new things that would otherwise not have known about.
So, if you’d like to step away from the obvious just a little bit, why not plan part of your trip around alternative things to do and then take things from there?
Here are some of the best things to do while road tripping across the United States.
Of course, you can’t surf everywhere in the US, but there are lots of places that you can, and the best place of all is in California. Whether you’re a pro or a novice, surfing is always one hell of a good time.
Best of all, you don’t even need your own equipment. There are loads of places along the beach where you can hire boards and wetsuits, and if you don’t really know what you’re doing, why not pay for a few lessons? You’re bound to on your feet and ripping in no time!
The United States is a massive country, and one thing it has going for it is its astonishing scenery. With incredible national parks from east to west, it’s pretty difficult to decide where to stop, but a few of the best places to hike are the Grand Canyon, Washington State and Yosemite. My biggest piece of advice to anyone road tripping the US is to hike as much as you can, because everywhere you go is different!
Take Your Chance in Vegas
Go on, everybody wants to have their turn trying to win big in Sin City – so go to Vegas, hit the casinos and have a blast! Of course, if you don’t feel like going out, you can even just hit the online slots Canada has some to offer instead.
See the Hollywood Sign
Even if fame and celebs aren’t your thing, a road trip across the USA isn’t complete without a stop in Hollywood – it’s simply iconic. Walk around, check out the Walk of Fame and make sure you see the Hollywood sign!
Explore Different Cultures
America is full of an eclectic mixture of cultures, as it’s home to people from all over the world and of all different backgrounds. As you travel across the country, make sure you take the time to step out of the mainstream and pursue the more cultural adventures. As questions and learn about the locals.