Summer Road Trip Destinations in the Covid Era: Part 2

LifeStyle, Travel on August 26, 2020

If you feel the itch to get away in the coronavirus era, a road trip might be your safest option. In the first part of this content, we explored the destinations you might consider if you stay in Arizona.

In Part 2, we’ll take a look at the out-of-state road trips that are a perfect solution for a 2-3 day adventure – or longer!

Which one of these destinations would you like to explore first?

  1. San Diego, CA

With border crossings questionable in the COVID era, a drive to a Mexican beach may not be the best idea. That means the five-hour trip to this coastal city is still within reach for a road trip. You can fill up on some incredible seafood, splash in the waves, or explore the downtown sector. Social distancing rules can change at any time, so you’ll want to book refundable rooms whenever possible.

  1. Los Angeles, CA

There is so much to do in LA that you may need to take a couple of road trips to see everything. Runyon Canyon is the perfect outdoor adventure to maintain your boundaries, providing views of the ocean and the San Fernando Valley. On the way home, a stop at Yosemite National Park can let you stretch those legs even more.

  1. Albuquerque, NM

It may be a 400-mile drive to the east, but this river community offers a beautiful Old Town District to explore. Built in 1706, the brick pathways are still lovingly maintained. Head out to the Petroglyph National Monument to follow the historic trails or bring your bike to explore almost two dozen beautiful paths.

  1. Las Vegas, NV

It’s about five hours when accounting for traffic, but this city always seems to have something to do. Anything you define as fun is found here. If staying in a casino isn’t your thing with COVID, try an outdoor day at Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.

  1. Durango, CO

If you want a more extended road trip, try making your way up to southern Colorado. The beautiful La Plata Mountains are a subdivision of the San Juans, giving you a cluster of several 13,000-foot peaks to explore. You can tour Mesa Verde National Park during your stay, hike through several national forests, or head north to see the Black Canyon.


Road trips are the best alternative for a road trip when you’re ready to escape for a few days. Pick one or try them all to experience everything our region offers.