Fall Break is right around the corner, and if you don’t have travel plans in place you may think you’ve missed the boat this year. While it’s true that it’s probably too late to book plane tickets or find hotel reservations in popular spots, there are still plenty of options for your family. At Value Van and Car Rental, we’ve put together a quick guide to planning a last-minute trip so you can still make some great memories this Fall Break.
1. Research Your Destination
First and foremost, you’ll need to pick a destination that is reasonably easy to drive to. Luckily for you, New Jersey is home to some of the East Coast’s best playgrounds ranging from family-friendly boardwalk entertainment centers like the Wildwoods to iconic nightlife destinations like Atlantic City. No matter what type of vacation you want to plan, there are several great options that are within driving distance from New Jersey.
2. Get Organized
Traveling last minute can feel a little hectic, so we recommend getting as organized as possible to reduce the stress level. Try to remember to pack light and leave the big, bulky suitcases at home. Only pack clothes you know you’ll need and do the same for the members of your family. Just because you’re driving and not flying doesn’t mean you need to take your entire house along for the ride. It’s also a good idea to have a general idea of what you plan to see and do while on your trip. Make a loose schedule of your days away and include where you plan to eat and what activities your family will enjoy each day.
3. Rent a Car
To avoid extra wear and tear on your car, many travelers prefer to rent a car when going on a road trip. As an added bonus, you can rent a vehicle that is more road trip-friendly than your personal car. Maybe consider a minivan so the kids can watch a movie while you drive. Or, perhaps you’d prefer a sporty SUV that will make your road trip that much more fun. Additionally, when you rent a car, you can rest assured that all the fluids are refilled and the lights are in working order. This will reduce the chance of getting stranded on the road.
It’s not too late for a Fall Break trip. Start planning today by contacting Value Van and Car Rental in Newark, NJ, today at (908) 851-9595 or make a reservation online.