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Road Trip Series Pt. 2: 5 Domestic Places To Stop In This Summer

Updated: Jul 31

Summer time is approaching and this means its time for us to pack our coolers with water and snacks, get in the vehicle with your travel buddies, and do a road trip. Corona can't mess up ALL forms of traveling!


Part 2 of my exclusive Road Trip Series is here! You guys loved part 1 but this time i'm sharing more amazing places across the USA. Grab your pen and paper and jot down these 5 domestic places to stop in this summer



1. Explore Custer State Park in South Dakota



As of right now The Park Office is open from 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday starting today. This 71,000 acre park is shared with pronghorn antelope, elk, mountain goats and a band of burros. You can enjoy trail rides, scenic drives, bike rides and safari tours which are perfect ways to explore this impressive South Dakota attraction.




2. Relax in the Queen Mary Hotel in California



This is the REAL Queen Mary ship! If you're not familiar with Queen Mary its a famous ship that was built in 1934 (23 years after the titanic). It's located in Long Beach, California and it's more than a place to rest your head it's a nexperience! They also have unique accomodations and attractions like concerts and more!


Prices start at about $80 per night to stay here which is less than most hotels for an amazing experience.


3. Take a swim in the Oneonta George Waterfall in Oregon




The Oneonta George is a scenic gorge location in the Columbia River Gorge area in Oregon. It's hike is rated as easy and it's a 2.7 mile loop around the gorge gains and just 400 ft of elevation.This national scenic area is a must do!




4.Take a day trip to the Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida



The Tortugas National Park is located about 70 miles west of Key West, Florida. It's a 100-square mile park and its mostly open with seven small islands. The only way to get there is by boat or a seaplane. The blue water will make you feel like you're in the Caribbean and the coral reels are like no other. You can actually camp at the Dry Tortugas so bring your tent and you can also snorkel and star gaze!



5. Grab your camera and head to Grand Prismatic Spring in Wyoming




The Grand Prismatic Spring in the Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in the USA and the third largest in the world!


Unfortunately, it is illegal to swim or bathe in the thermal spring. You most likely will get burned and it could be fatal. The temperate is usual 160 degrees Fahrenheit and its 160 feet deep.


The bright orange, yellow, and green colors around the ring of the spring and the gorgeous blue water makes for great photo opportunities!




I hope that one of these locations listed has sparked your interest in exploring the USA this summer while the world heals from Covid-19 and we get back to normal traveling.


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