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13 of the Best Spring Break Road Trip Ideas

There’s no shortage of popular vacation destinations across Howard Hanna’s 13-state footprint. Staying close to home or venturing out is always a dilemma when planning the perfect spring break. Luckily, we know just where to go!

Experience quintessential New England charm in Connecticut’s quaint, seaside towns. Sandy beaches? Check. Watching the ships go in and out of port? Check. Steamed crab and lobster? Check and check.

Put the pedal to the metal and visit the racing capital of the world. Indiana is home to the World-Famous Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Enjoy the height of modern sophistication in the bluegrass state. You can’t go wrong with a visit to Churchill Downs or The Kentucky Castle.

It doesn’t get more American than this. Maryland is home to Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key wrote the Star-Spangled Banner and America’s oldest operating saloon which opened in 1775 and is still in business today.

The Great Lakes State offers a great selection of both indoor and outdoor activities. From the Ford Museum to the Sleeping Bear Dunes, you’re going to love all that Pure Michigan has to offer.

New Jersey
Anyone who watches reality TV knows that the Garden State is where the party is at. Atlantic City, Jersey Shore and a trip to Jersey City to see the Big Apple’s skyline will give you a fun-filled itinerary.

New York
If art, culture and leisure walks are your thing, New York, New York (a city so nice they named it twice) is the perfect place. Want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city? Visit the Adirondacks, Finger Lakes or any of the more than 2,000 waterfalls across the Empire State.

North Carolina
The Tar Heel State has something for everyone. Scenic drives through the mountains, the Biltmore Estate and the NASCAR Hall of Fame are just a few things to add to your bucket list.

From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Worden’s Ledges, the Buckeye State is filled with activities for the adventurous.

The Keystone State is comprised of unique architecture and nature trails. Popular destinations include Ohiopyle, the Frank Lloyd Wright House and Hershey Park.

South Carolina
When people think about South Carolina, they think of Charleston; a historic town that boasts southern hospitality. After you’ve experienced the charm of Charleston’s historic district, take a trip to Hilton Head or Congaree National Park.


Virginia is for lovers and is home to some of the top tourist attractions. While everybody is at Virginia Beach, make a trip to see George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Luray Caverns or Arlington National Cemetery.

West Virginia
Almost heaven, West Virginia, is home to some “must-see” attractions including, the New River Gorge, Harpers Ferry and the world’s largest teapot.

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