Just because Floridians live in paradise doesn’t mean we don’t want to get out of town and explore something new every once in a while. Whether you’re planning a road trip to the Everglades or to The Adventure Coast, there are some things you want to be sure you include on your road trip. We’re dishing the six things every adventurous traveler needs to pack on their next road trip—no matter where the open road takes you.
Car comfort to last the long road ahead
First thing’s first— you’ll need for a sweet ride to make your road trip the most comfortable even if you’ve got hours of highway miles ahead. Starting in South Florida? Take a look at a new Mercedes for sale in Delray to get your trip off to a great start.
A playlist to rival all others
Some would say the road trip playlist is the most important thing to prep before a big trip— and we may agree. Curating just the right playlist with classics from Nina Simone and modern instrumentals from Khruangbin, is sure to make the miles fly right by, no matter how far your next destination is.
- Guilty by Lady Wray
- Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Is In) by White Denim
- Dang! by Mac Miller (feat. Anderson Paak)
- You Oughta Know by Alanis Morisette
- Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys
- California by The Growlers
- Road to Nowhere by Talking Heads
- Hit the Road Jack by Ray Charles
- Gasoline Dreams by Outkast
- Whip It by DEVO
Offbeat adventures to remember forever
The best part about road tripping is you have the freedom to check out any of the attractions and unique sights your heart desires. Make sure to include some offbeat adventures on your trip to get the full road trip movie-like experience! Visit the Salvador Dali museum in St. Petersburg or admire wildlife at Manatee Springs in Chiefland. Looking for an Instagrammable adventure? Mai Kai in Fort Lauderdale does authentic Polynesian dinners complete with traditional food and entertainment.
A duffle bag that’s ready for anything
You never know what could happen out on the open road— so being prepared for anything is essential to planning a successful road trip. Pack your duffle bag with everything you might need when you’re exploring the Sunshine State! You never know when you’ll run into a beautiful white sand beach— so be sure to pack a swimsuit. Or you could end up in Orlando where you may be tempted by the magic of Disney’s theme parks, in which case you’ll want to be prepared with Disney World Orlando coupons to help you get the best deal on tickets.
A route filled with must-see attractions
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A combination of unique and luxurious lodging
Choosing the road trip lodging of your dreams really depends on personal preference. Are you an adventurous camper, or do you prefer the amenities of a luxury hotel? When you’re planning your trip, you’ll want to consider your own and your road trip buddies’ preferences.
If you’re looking for somewhere truly unique to stay, try private camping where you can stay on a farmstead or spend the night at Grateful Hammock. Go this route and you’re sure to have a trip that you and your friends will be talking about for ages!
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Wherever the open road takes you, it will sure to be a great time if you’ve got great friends and an epic plan in mind. Follow these tips whether you’re traveling the state of Florida or opting for a cross-country road trip, and you’ll definitely have an awesome time!