Spring Break is rapidly approaching, and now is the time to plan your trip! After getting your vehicle’s interior and exterior restored to all its glory by McDowells Specialty Repair, you want to be able to show it off. That’s right: it’s road trip season!
Boise is the perfect hub for so many amazing travel opportunities: just pick a direction and drive. You’ll end up somewhere spectacular! Here are just a few destination ideas to make your Spring Break the most scenic one yet!
Yellowstone National Park
Geysers and paint pots and bears: oh my! Everywhere you look, Yellowstone National Park is full of remarkable natural phenomenon. Wildlife is everywhere for you to observe and photograph, and popular sites like Old Faithful are a little easier to get a front-row seat for since tourist season doesn’t really start until May. Some roads and shops that you can access at peak season may be closed, but the smaller crowds are worth it!
When making your drive from Boise, make sure to take a route that passes through Rexburg. Bear World is a fun, immersive experience for the whole family! If the weather is a little questionable during your time at the park (which is likely, given the season), West Yellowstone offers some great shops, museums and an IMAX experience to pass the day. Definitely set aside some time to spend at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center; the facility is packed with educational opportunities as well as giving you a chance to get safely up close and personal with these beautiful four-legged friends.
The Oregon Coast
Another great road trip that is practically in our backyard is the rugged Oregon coastline. Spend at least a day in Depoe Bay and take some time whale-watching; peak season for viewing these large aquatic mammals starts in March! Watching the seals and sea lions on the docks is always a cool experience, as well.
With lighthouses and seaside towns to spare, the drive up Highway 101 has so many picturesque memories to capture. Take some time at Cannon Beach to walk and get your picture at Haystack Rock. Then continue up the coastline and take a dip inland to Astoria; this port town is a must-see!
A little further down Highway 101, there is another “Insta-worthy” destination: the ancient redwood forests of Northern California! These hauntingly beautiful cedar trees and the fern-filled forest floor transport you to a world from the pages of a fairy tale.
Visit the Trees of Mystery and see the giant statues of Paul Bunyon and Babe the Blue Ox. Take the trails here for more enchantment: you can almost hear the old trees calling out to you. Complete with the SkyTrail gondola, this is an experience you won’t soon forget. Follow the coastline down to the Petrified Forest near Calistoga, and even spend a day or two in San Francisco before making the trek back. On the return trip to Boise, you can stop off at Crater Lake to view another national treasure!
Whether you decide to take an extended trip this Spring Break or just choose to take a drive around town, McDowells has the know-how to maintain the interior and exterior of your vehicle. Contact McDowells today!