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USA Road Trip Destinations for Broke College Students


College is the time to travel and see the world before you graduate. Since the cost of air fare is constantly rising, many college students are opting for a cross-country road trip around the United States to fulfill their need for travel and wanderlust. With the dip in gas prices, now is the perfect time to do it! You will be amazed; there are countless breathtaking destinations to visit in the Unites States that are just as good, if not better, than a European vacation. So grab your friends, some clothes, and your car, and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Pacific Beach, California

You will not believe you are still in the United States when you are in this breathtaking city. About a half hour from the city of San Diego, you will find the stunning Pacific Beach. Learn how to surf in the 8 miles of beach and bay Pacific Beach and Mission Beach have to offer. Check out the shops and good restaurants on the boardwalk, and rent a bike and take a ride along the stunning coast line. Be sure to visit the next town over, La Jolla. With light blue waters, colorful bright pink flowers, and tall palm trees, you will fall in love at first sight. Check out the seal beaches, and take advantage of the calm water and rent a paddle board or kayak!

Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming

Make sure to stop off and explore the Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park. Get ready to take the best Instagram picture of your life here. This natural hot spring is the definition of surreal, with an array of different colors that change throughout the year. Spend the rest of your day hiking through the rest of this breathtaking national park.

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Explore the unreal views this spectacular national park has to offer. The smooth, white sand is absolutely breathtaking, and are actually the highest sand dunes in North America. The best part- you can actually go skiing, snowboarding, or sledding down the sand dunes! Instead of spending a ton of money skiing or snowboarding, opt for this instead!

Daytona Beach, Florida

Daytona Beach is known for being a wild spring break hot spot for college students. Check out all the bars, restaurants, and concerts this town has to offer, and take advantage of the free party bus for your transportation at night!

The Wave, Arizona

Experience the beauty earth has created and check out the stunning red sandstone formation in Arizona, “The Wave.” Plan ahead, because a limited amount of people are allowed to visit this, in the hopes of preserving its beauty. So be sure to get on that wait list now!

New Orleans, Louisiana

You are sure to have a good time in this city. Definitely check out Bourbon Street and experience a culture you may not be used to, filled with local music, awesome bars, and southern cuisine. If you happen to be there in February, the Mardi Gras celebrations are a must for college students. There are also many nice hotels in the area you can get for a good deal.

Experience these spectacular destinations the USA has to offer, you’ll be surprised! Don’t forget to share your road trip photos with us on social media by tagging our blog’s Instagram @glamandgowns, Faviana’s Instagram @Faviana_NY, and Twitter @FavianaNY!



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