Before you know it, summer vacation will be here and you will be looking for fun things to do with your family. Road trips are a time honored tradition among American families as a way to reconnect and see parts of the country you may not have experienced yet. As you begin planning for the summer holidays, consider these three destinations recommended by your friends at Value Van and Car Rental.
1. The Catskill Mountains
The Catskills are the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the great outdoors with your family. The small towns are filled with fun and quirky Airbnbs to choose from, including a variety of cottages where you can enjoy the sunset on a private patio. Your family can take part in numerous adventure hikes or even try your hand at zip lining! To get to the Catskills, we recommend renting a four-wheel drive vehicle such as an SUV to handle the bumpy mountain roads.
2. Hudson Valley
Families will love visiting Hudson Valley for its art and culture, history, shopping, and outdoor activities. All through the summer, local farmers markets are open with local delicacies and, in June, tourists can even pick armfuls of strawberries. Also in Hudson Valley is the Bear Mountain State Park where you can enjoy swimming, fishing, hiking, and biking with your family!
3. Finger Lakes
Finally, visit the Finger Lakes for gorgeous cascading waterfalls, hiking trails, and camping spots. During your visit, be sure to stop by Seneca Falls to see the beautiful glacial lakes filled with trout for the fishermen your group. Finger Lakes is also teeming with lake life activities. Take the family stand-up paddle boarding or even kayaking. The natural beauty will truly blow you away.
As you plan all for these summer road trips, you’ll also need to plan for a way to get there. For rental cars, vans, or SUVs, choose Value Van and Car Rental. Conveniently located in New Jersey, we’ve been providing the area with high-quality, affordable car and van rentals for decades. Contact us today at (908) 851-9595 or make a reservation online.