Find those fun and funky “special” places across the country. Hit the road and discover all the odd roadside attractions that make getting there more than half the fun. Road tripping gives you an excuse to search out hidden gems along your route. Look inside for suggested trips and inspiration to plan your own camping gem journey.
Michigan Camping Gem | Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Located on 40 miles of Lake Superior, this is a true Michigan camping gem. Throughout the park there are a wide variety of natural wonders, including cliffs, sand dunes, waterfalls, lakes and more.
Newport Rhode Island | Host of the Ocean State Tall Ships® Festival
This year, 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Newport, Rhode Island will be hosting the Ocean State Tall Ships ® Festival, which will be a wonderful event and a way to commemorate the anniversary of an important point in history. This July is a great time to visit Rhode Island and Newport.
Explore New Mexico's Hatch Valley and Chile Festival
Hatch Valley, New Mexico | the chili capital of the world
Holland, Michigan | Visit the Tulip Time Festival
Each year in May Holland, Michigan welcomes people from all over to celebrate the spring Tulips and the Dutch heritage for the Tulip Time Festival. Through the days of this festival there are many fun events for visitors and locals alike to enjoy. May visitors to Michigan should be sure to plan a stop in Holland.
Explore Colorado's Best Ghost Towns
Colorado is a state filled with interesting sites and destinations. One type of destination that visitors can enjoy are some of the state's ghost towns. There are reconstructed towns, as well as abandoned towns. Overall there are many options for visitors to the state to explore.
Experience The Madera Wine Trail
California produces some of the best wine in the country. One region to enjoy these wines is in Madera Country. Here you can tour the Madera Wine Trail and enjoy some of the best wineries in the country. Enjoy the views of the grape fields, the tasting, meeting the winemakers and all of the recreation to be found throughout the region.