As September bleeds into October, we’ve started to see the leaves change hues and put on a gorgeous display. But to truly enjoy the reds, oranges, and yellows that appear when the air grows cold, you might want to get away from cities and towns and into nature. Where should you go? To help you out, we’ve created a fall leaves viewing guide to help you plan your road trip.
This type of trip is called “leaf peeping,” and it’s much more popular than you might think. So, if you were thinking about taking a long weekend and road-tripping out to a state park this fall, we’ve done some of the legwork in finding the best places to see the leaves changing color across the U.S., which we’ve compiled into a fall leaves viewing guide.
Your Fall Leaves Viewing Guide
Safety Tips for Road Trips
Nothing says vacation like a road trip. But the long hours in the car can be a strain, and it’s important to be prepared. On a long road trips, you should consider where you’re going and what you’ll need. Use this checklist before your fall foliage tour.
- Consider what car you need. You might want to take your own car. However, it may be worth renting a car if you know you will be going on unpaved roads that may benefit from four-wheel drive. Consider the road conditions of where you’ll be and whether your car is prepared for them.
- Take your vehicle in for an inspection. A few days before you leave, ask your mechanic to check your vehicle’s fluid levels, brakes, tires, battery, air conditioning unit, and other essentials in order to prevent mechanical breakdowns far from home.
- Prepare for a roadside emergency. Never go on a road trip without a spare tire and jack, a gas can, and a portable jump starter with jumper cables.
- Pack an emergency kit. We recommend including items like a first aid kit, water bottles, sunscreen and bug spray, extra batteries and chargers, a flashlight, multitool, and towel.
- Bring Cash. Some small towns, state or national parks, and toll stations won’t accept credit or debit cards.
- Don’t depend on your phone. If you lose cell phone service, which you may if you are heading to a remote location, you’ll likely lose both your audio streaming and your GPS directions. Have a backup plan, such as bringing along CDs and a physical map, or an MP3 player and satellite-GPS unit.
- Get a good night’s sleep. Drowsy driving is just as dangerous as driving under the influence.
After a Road Trip Accident, Call Parrish DeVaughn
At Parrish DeVaughn Injury Lawyers, we know how devastating a car accident can be. They don’t only ruin vacations, they can ruin lives. If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, call our Oklahoma car accident attorneys today.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our fall leaves viewing guide and safety checklist. Know that if you need to explore your legal options, Parrish DeVaughn Injury Lawyers can help. At our firm, your consultation is always free. If you decide to hire us, you don’t owe us anything unless we win your case. Don’t wait–call today.