You can't miss these bucket list vacations.
Can’t decide between drinking beer on a beach or feeding your NASCAR obsession for spring break? Two words: Daytona Beach. Certainly you’ve made the pilgrimage to the motherland, right? If not, or even if so, Daytona Beach offers the best of both worlds. Daytona is NASCAR headquarters, so there will be no shortage of auto-related activities. You can channel your inner Dale Jr. while speeding around the Daytona International Speedway. Yes, in an actual race car, with an instructor of course. Next, cool off by checking out the massive collection of race cars, trophies, and driver memorabilia at the Visitors Center.
So you’re a Sons of Anarchy fan? Cruise down the West Coast through SAMCRO territory. This scenic route will make for a killer Snapchat story; just don’t snap and drive. Big Sur, The Golden Gate Bridge, and Santa Monica Pier are just a few of the many snap-worthy stops. Don’t miss the Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum in Solvang, Calif. Stop between Malibu and Calabasas at one of the most famous biker hangouts in Southern California, The Rock Store. According to National Geographic, this route is one of the top motorcycle rides in the U.S.
This bucket list Spring Break trip is sure to bring out the daredevil in you. While driving down the Outer Banks, get ready to get your adrenaline going. Stop in Cape Hatteras and Kitty Hawk to hang glide or go kite surfing. Take the ferry to Ocracoke where you can climb 208 feet to the top of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Looking for some inspiration for those under the hood projects you’ve got planned? Check out The Wright Brothers National Memorial. No, they didn’t invent the car, but they did teach the entire world to fly, which should be enough to encourage anyone to get under the hood.
No filter needed for this ultimate Spring Break destination. Head as far south as you can (in a car) to the Florida Keys. Visit Key Largo for world class scuba diving. Next stop: the sport fishing capital of the world, Islamorada. Charter a boat and go deep sea fishing with a tournament-grade captain. Head farther south and make a pit stop in Pennekamp for Cuban fare from the local favorite, The Marlin. Once you make it to the southernmost city, Key West, enjoy the colorful locals and walkability of the island city. Rent a kayak, snorkel, or just chill on the beach.
This is no Griswold family vacation.Take the classic American road trip to the Grand Canyon on historical Route 66. But this time, leave behind your parents, siblings and rickety RV. Win (or lose) some money in Vegas, hike or climb a canyon, go white water rafting on the Colorado River, or even tour a ghost town. This road trip is perfect for the guy who can’t get enough of the great outdoors.