Destination Planning For Your Next Road Trip
Travel Ideas + Trip Inspiration
All those who wander are not lost... but they could probably use some directions. That's why we've compiled a list of our favorite travel ideas, trips and attractions to help you discover your next adventure.
Road Trips By State
From coast to coast, and everywhere in between, find the perfect road trip for you and your family.
National Park Road Trips
Explore the sights and sounds that only our nation's best parks can offer. From sunsets in Yellowstone to hiking trails in Yosemite, we have road trips that any adventure-seeker will love.
Best Beach Road Trips
Get ready for sand, sun and so much fun. We've compiled some of the best beaches around for your next family trip.
Beaches Near Atlanta
Hit the beach with family and friends as these popular beach hot spots.
Beaches Near New York City
Ride the waves at one of these popular East Coast beach destinations.
Popular Road Trip Destinations
Find a little something for everyone at these top spots around the world.
Travel the world in one theme park. It truly is the happiest place on Earth.
Yellowstone National Park
The entire family will love the wide open spaces in Yellowstone National Park.
The Grand Canyon
Explore years of geological history at one of the most awe-inspiring places in America.
Iceland Ring Road
Spend your day exploring the natural wonders of Iceland on the famous Iceland Ring Road.
These awe-inspiring waterfalls offer breath-taking views that the entire family will love.
Road Trip Inspiration
Find more inspiration for your next road trip adventure.
Each spot along the coast of Lake Michigan has a distinct appeal.
Charming towns feature many options for art lovers, history buffs and foodies.
If your time is limited, here are the must-see stops during your visit.
The Southern city features lush gardens, beautiful beaches and rich architecture.
These art galleries seem to fly under the radar but are definitely worth the trip.
Oahu and Maui both offer beautiful stretches of sand.
The Northeast features memorable destinations for your next vacation.
Pottery lessons are a fun way to relax and get creative on the Gulf Coast.
The drive from New Haven to Mystic features abundant attractions.
Beaufort, Seabrook and Ravenel make great stops on the way to Charleston.
A writer hops into a car to discover New Orleans' reputation as the “City of the Dead.”
Adam Alexander shares what he loves about his home in North Haven. Read about what he's learned from living on the tiny island in Maine.
Hawaii’s natural beauty is the perfect setting to slow down.
The drive from Olympic National Park to San Francisco features spectacular views of towering forests.
Soak in the hot springs, ride the narrow-gauge railroad or stay in a cozy lodge during this road trip.
From lush gardens to breathtaking beaches, the South Carolina city is a visual paradise.
Hike, swim or just enjoy the views on this rural road trip.
Ontario’s largest provincial park influenced some of Canada’s most iconic art.
From buried Cadillacs to monster-size steaks, this Panhandle town offers a true taste of Texas.
The Ponce family travels from their hometown of Chicago, Illinois, to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
Northern Indiana is home to a host of businesses that produce coveted handmade products.
One hat typifies the connections made through buying and selling old items.
A group of friends heads into the forest to help restore the 2,200-mile-long Appalachian Trail.
Everyone is welcome in this Massachusetts beach town.
The Boardwalk draws crowds to the beach, but visitors also enjoy other entertainment.
This father-daughter duo hit the road from Tucson, Arizona, to Austin, Texas, to explore their shared passion for music.
Baby back ribs, pulled pork, chicken, turkey and brisket satisfy smoked-meat urge.
She rekindled the flame in Washington, D.C., and then found the best joints in town.
The Big Apple offers plenty of scenic spots to train.
Beekeeper Sarah Red-Laird drives her bees to the beautiful orchards of Frog Hollow Farm in Brentwood, California, to help pollinate plum trees.
Head to Northeast dairy country for some of America’s finest cheeses.
A Canadian writer recalls her fruit-foraging childhood.
These spots satisfy your cravings before and after your stay on Cumberland Island.
More of the birds spend winter in Illinois than in any state outside Alaska.
Solitude and stunning vistas prevail in one of America’s least visited parks.
A western Colorado gem remains almost hidden until you’re there.
At times, exploring an interest or passion through the lens of travel can provide perspective. But what if the lens was broken and the loss was your sight?
The drive from Boulder to The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park reaps many rewards.
Legendary mining town is far from a “ghost town.”
Rich culture, great seafood and lively music distinguish this Nova Scotia journey from all others.
During a road trip up the coast, five residents share their passion for the Pacific.
Native American land inspired an iconic art form.
Massachusetts oyster farmers also recognize the value of investing time.
Hikers are rewarded with breathtaking views.
From roaring waterfalls to colorful trees, the park is a year-round spectacle.
Preserved ruins in New Mexico hint at what life was like hundreds of years ago.
College friends reunite in a desert wonderland with a deepened appreciation for each other.
No matter which you choose, the Hatch chile delivers big flavor.
A road trip through the San Luis Valley promises otherworldly experiences.
See how a couple takes advantage of "second legs" on their journeys.
The 440-mile drive pays homage to the state’s diverse landscape.
The leisurely road trip takes drivers through America’s South.
Traveler’s long-awaited road trip starts in Seattle and winds through the Northwest.
Road trip continues through the northern California redwoods and on to sunny SoCal beaches.
Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and Valley of Fire are easy drives from the city.
There’s plenty to see and do in Madison, but if you have an extra day or two you might want to explore the surrounding area by car.
Drive beyond the Old City walls to discover the joys of rural Quebec.
Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only publicly accessible diamond site.
Forward-thinking farmers and artists create a hidden gem.
Two Californians explore three national parks in their home state.
Don’t just talk about going the long way; take it.
Vancouver’s diverse food scene perfectly reflects the multicultural nature of the city.
Missouri’s newest state park has a lodge that makes a great base for exploring.
Travel in Ohio to explore the fascinating relationship between edible bugs, gourmet food and future sustainability.
This scenic region runs north from San Francisco through Redwoods National and State Parks along Highway 101.
The remote area in the Gulf of Mexico is a prime spot for snorkeling and diving.
Old-world charm and exquisite landscape merge for a South Carolina drive like no other.
About 200,000 people visit annually, but the buildings have no residents.
Minnesota’s North Shore All-American Scenic Drive leads to a prime wilderness experience.
Three national parks in three days makes a great getaway.
A personality fueled get-together brings out cameras, spreadsheets and Moscow Mules.
Head back to nature and visit Growing Heart Farm in Pawling, New York, to investigate the growing trend of the farmhand vacation.
Whether your kids are animal lovers, science fans or adventurers, the city has many options to explore.
Explore the trails of Southwest Virginia with easy day hikes.
The small town welcomes 500,000 birds and those who come to see them.
A pie lover eats her way through the Hoosier state.
All the destinations are beautiful and within a day’s drive.
For almost half a century, a group of high school buddies have bonded on the water.
The Sunshine State’s west coast features a succession of beautiful spots perfect for a coastal road trip.
A road trip through the Badger State reveals culinary gems for everyday folks.
Try snowboarding, dogsledding, biking or a scenic drive in one of these memorable locales.
For the past 25 years, Connie Gelb Otteman’s family has crisscrossed Colorado's high country on a mad mission to climb all 58 14,000-foot peaks.
Whether searching for casual dining or something more upscale in Colorado, satisfying meals are easy to find.
If you don't want to climb, families and non-hikers can still find plenty to do near Colorado fourteeners.
Once stricken by grief, a world traveler returns the gift of kindness on the way to Big Sur.
When visiting, be sure to finish a meal with a piece of gooey butter cake.
Lincoln, New Hampshire, features great lodges and shops.
Curiosity and a rental car are all that’s needed to gain a sense of self.
An adventure-loving couple takes a more luxurious route to celebrate their anniversary.
Glamping is a more luxurious form of traditional camping that still allows you to connect with nature.
Sharing one of Wyoming’s scenic gems is particularly satisfying.
A former college athlete shares some memorable trails.
On road trips, she joyfully embraces the paranormal; he’s a skittish believer.
A back-roads investigation of the Hoosier state’s spooky side.
The only national park in the Northeast has stunning fall scenery and unique carriage roads.
Six family members immerse themselves in nature and attempt to bond.
Explore the mountains with some new furry pals.
After a childhood accident, one traveler conquers her fear of the slopes.
People form travel friendships at home while pursuing personal passions.
A couple soaks up Oahu’s charm on a romantic getaway.
Road Trip Rental FAQs
Does Enterprise offer Unlimited Mileage on Car Rental?
Unlimited mileage is available for most car classes in the U.S. and Canada. Larger or Specialty vehicles (such as large passenger vans, large cargo vans, large SUVs or Exotic cars) come with limited mileage and an incremental cost of $0.10 - $0.25 for every additional mile/kilometer over the allowed limit. Click here for more information on unlimited mileage and rental restrictions.
Can I take an Enterprise vehicle in the US one way?
At participating Enterprise rental locations, a vehicle can be rented in one location and returned to another; however, please be advised that:
- Some one-way rentals are assessed a one-time drop charge or mileage charge in addition to the rental rate.
- The drop charge fee varies by rental location, return location, and time of year. If there is a drop charge fee, it will be disclosed when you book via the web site and is payable at the time of pick up.
- The rate to go one way may also be higher than if returning to the same location.
- Please book your one-way rentals in advance.
- Rentals that are returned within the same city could be subject to a drop charge, mileage charge, or higher rate.
Does Enterprise rent additional equipment such as child safety seats, ski racks or GPS?
Most Enterprise Airport Locations offer the following equipment at an additional per day charge:
- Child Seats
- GPS/Navigational Systems
- Ski Racks
Enterprise does not offer snow chains as additional equipment nor can snow chains be placed on rental vehicles. Our vehicles are equipped with all-season tires.
Can I bring my pet in my rental car?
Pets are allowed in rental vehicles. Customers need to keep pets crated and return their rental car in clean condition and free of pet hair to avoid cleaning/detailing fees. Service animals used by customers with disabilities are allowed in the vehicle without a carrier.
Is Enterprise open during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak?
Yes. Enterprise is an essential services provider that remains open to meet critical transportation and personal mobility needs. Check out our COVID-19 FAQs for more information on Enterprise hours of operation, upcoming and existing reservations, Enterprise Plus and what steps we're taking to keep employees and customers safe.