With Thanksgiving coming up and the kids having a break from
school, why not make this year’s festivities extra special with a road trip.
Not just any road trip though, an AVR journey that has tons of amazing,
hand-picked stops along the way. Here at AVR, we feel every step of the journey
should be just as fun as the destination. That is why our hand-picked stops are
always teeming with fun activities for the whole family. Whether you are an
indoor family or love the outdoors, there will be something for everyone. Don’t
just take our world for it, even science shows that road trips are
beneficial to family bonding and help create lasting memories. So reserve your
van today and let AVR handle the rest of the planning.
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Cedar City, Utah: Come uncover this gem!
2 hours 34 minutes, 171 miles if starting from downtown Vegas
Your adventure starts off in beautiful Cedar City, Utah! This gem
you are about to uncover is bursting with outdoors and indoor activities alike.
It makes for a wonderful fall scenic stop with the changing colors of the
season. From cascade
falls trail, to dixie
national forest, a winery for
center for the kids, and even a Shakespearean
theatre and festival, there is something for the whole family to get in
on. This is definitely a place you will want to stay a night or two and really
soak in all Cedar City has to offer. Lodging can be
found at very affordable rates, so you can rest easy knowing your money is
wisely spent. Even tourist blogs rave about the many activities Cedar City has
to offer. Check out this amazing
blog that even has a list of their favorite local places to eat. Real
people giving real favorites, whats not to like! When the time finally comes to
leave, be sure to use GasBuddy to find the cheapest
fueling options. So much fun can be had here in Cedar City and that is only stop
Salt Lake City,
Utah: Never a dull moment here.
3 hours 34 minutes, 250 miles if coming from Cedar City, our
previous suggested stop
6 hours 8 minutes, 421 miles if coming from downtown Vegas
Our next stop
still keeps the Utah fun going, but brings the family to a vast city packed
with outdoor activities and family fun. Salt Lake City is teeming with activities the entire family
can enjoy and even offers a blast from the past Dad and Mom can get behind.
Salt Lake City is one of only 15 places that offers a drive-in movie. Dad and Mom can reminisce about the old
days, while the kids stay entertained. For those families that can’t get enough
of outdoor activities, be sure to check out the salt
Butte Gardens, Grandeur
Peak, and more. If
your journey is more of a romantic or adult getaway, there is local wine tasting
and breweries for adult fun. Various lodging
options are available for any budget and gas buddy
has you covered for some cheap refuel options. Be sure to check out great local food
options as well before heading back out on the road. Salt Lake City is a staple
for any road trip and travel blogs
agree. AVR is dedicated to picking stops and destinations that are guaranteed
to keep the family fun alive. Every stretch of the journey matters to AVR
because your family fun and safety matters.
Idaho: Idaho is more
than just potatoes. Trust us.
3 hours 24
minutes, 240 miles if coming from Salt Lake, our previous suggested stop
9 hours 32
minutes, 661 miles if coming from
Not a lot of
people know much about Idaho unless you live there and you have probably never
heard of Rexburg either. Just because a place isn’t well
known, doesn’t mean it has nothing to offer. Rexburg is teeming with activities
to do. There is an entire blog list of 59 things to do, but I will mention a few favorites that
stand out. Star gazing is something everyone can enjoy, and it is easy to do in
Rexburg at night. Feeling adventurous? Go spelunking in the Civil Defense Caves and see what amazing things you can uncover.
If your family or crew wants something more laid back, there are plenty of
nature walks you can go on. Water type activities of all sorts are offered at
Rexburg and they even have an entire park dedicated to it. You know the kids will love that. Feel like
watching a move from your car? Rexburg is one of the lasting places you can see
a drive-in-movie. If your family or crew loves a good scare,
be sure to tour the local ghost towns.
Local eats can be found all over, but be sure to check out this list and find what suits your family’s or crew’s
taste best. Lodging
can be found all over at affordable prices and trust us, you are going to want
to spend a night or two if you can, enjoying all Rexburg has to offer. When the
time comes to hit the road again, be sure to use GasBuddy for the cheapest
fueling option. The next stop
is a bit of a drive so feel free to break it up with a stop near West
Yellowstone or Idaho
Falls for a scenic
rest and picnic.
Don’t worry it’s not a bill, its full of fun!
5 hours 6
minutes, 311 miles if coming from Rexburg, our previous suggested stop
probably another city you have never heard of, but that okay. This underrated
city is brimming with activities for the whole family. From outdoorsy
activities like hiking
trails and horse
riding, to more mundane activities like museums
Billings has it all. There is even wine
tasting for the adults or a couple on a romantic trip. Be sure to take
advantage of the affordable lodging
available in Billings, so you have plenty of time to explore all the city has
to offer. Some unique food
options are offered here, so be sure to try some local favorites. Gas isn’t
too expensive here an