Winter is finally behind us – and beyond the crisp mornings of spring, there is nothing but afternoon rain showers, blooming flowers, and adventure under the sun to look forward to. Spring is an excellent time to gather the entire family and go on a cross-country road trip. At this time of year, most of the continental US has mild temperatures and is perfect for visiting before the summer heat and crowds overpower them. The best part? No matter where you decide to go, no matter how many stops you have along the way, no matter what mishap may occur, your car's windshield can be serviced anywhere in the United States. There is no reason to fear dirt roads or busy highways that can cause windshield damage. Glass America has your back anywhere you are.
How about a family road trip to learn more about our country's history? There has been a lot of turmoil in the US this past year and it is important to understand our past – both to celebrate and change our future for the better of all Americans. There's no better time to immerse your children in early US history in a city like Philadelphia, where our Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence.
Quiet cabin by a beautiful lake? After a year surrounded by remote work and learning, take a break from the screens and disconnect somewhere beautiful like Grey Eagle (or any other quaint lake town) in Minnesota. Turn off the phones and open the board games and really connect with your family.
North: New York
New York is most famous for New York City, but it also has some remote lake towns, beach towns, vineyards, and historical sites to admire. Although spring in New York City is a beautiful time to visit, so is somewhere like Cooperstown, where the Baseball Hall of Fame located in this scenic town in upstate New York, your sports-loving crew will have lots to do and admire.
Northeast: New Hampshire
Are you a family of hikers? Do you enjoy visiting national parks and seeing animals in their natural habitat? If this is your family, then consider a road trip to New Hampshire. This state is small, but it packs a punch. The home of animals like black bears and moose, this is the perfect place to plan a safe camping trip for the entire family. Tell ghost stories by the campfire and make s'mores after dinner – your kids will be talking about this trip for years to come.
If you are looking for something truly different and very fun, how about a visit to Music City? Nashville has it all – great food, welcoming people, lots of fun things to do, and an ideal climate in the spring. The Grand Ole Opry stage hosts regular shows from some of the greatest legends in country music as well as some of the new up-and-coming artists. For a lesson in music history, spend some time at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Nashville is also home to The Parthenon – a great stop for art and history lovers – as well as several plantations and wineries.
Was winter particularly cruel to you this year? We understand – lockdowns and remote work were harder this winter, with nights starting sooner and little to do with a snowstorm passing through. If it is time to soak up the Vitamin D and curl your toes in white sand, then Florida is absolutely the trip for your family. Whether you prefer the Atlantic or the Gulf of Mexico, there is no shortage of beaches or beach towns to explore and enjoy.
The jackpot of all jackpots for national parks in Utah. Zion National Park, for instance, is one of the most famous because of its unreal colors and views. Have you taken family photos recently? This is actually a great spot for incredible family photos that you will treasure for a lifetime. Local photographers are ready to take memorable shots to immortalize your children at the great stage of life they're currently experiencing. You'll enjoy your time spent exploring and have great photos to share with family and friends.
Wherever your spring road trip takes you, we know you will enjoy family time and adventure. If you run into any issues with your car's windshield or other auto glass, do not hesitate to contact Glass America. We'll come out to repair or replace your vehicle's windshield at your hotel or wherever you're at enjoying the day with our FREE mobile service.