Best Summer Road Trip Destionations in the Carolinas

Planning a summer road trip but don’t know where to go? Check out these exciting vacation destinations in the Carolinas this summer.

Charleston

There’s so much more to do than head to the beach in Charleston. Sight-seeing and exploring historic districts are also at the top of the list in this charming coastal city.

Asheville

While not a beach destination, Asheville is a cozy mountain town knows for its craft beer and arts scene. It’s also close to Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachia for the outdoorsy types out there.

Outer Banks

Off the coast of North Carolina, the Outer Banks are formed by a group of relaxing barrier islands with a small-town feel. Lounge on the numerous beaches or explore the many local lighthouses.

Hilton Head

A leisurely vacation at the Hilton Head by Coligny Beach is just what everybody needs to take the edge off. From an upscale golf course to beaches without a crowd, Hilton Head offers peaceful solitude.

Greenville

Located near the Blue Ridge Mountains, this scenic city isn’t a big tourist trap – which makes it all the more charming. Plus, it’s famous for the local culinary scene, so you can get your foodie on.

Once you’ve selected your destination, you need a car with enough space for your cargo before you can embark on your summer road trip. The Cadillac Escalade offers up to 94.2 cu. ft. of storage capacity, or if you want something a bit smaller, the all-new Cadillac CT4 is versatile enough to pack for a trip, too.

You can find both of these vehicles when you visit Trent Cadillac.

Packing Your Cadillac ATS for a Spring Road Trip

Spring Road Trip - ATS - Trent Cadillac BlogHeading out on a road trip is a great way to spend the upcoming summer months, but do you know what to pack? Luggage is an obvious given, and the spacious trunk of the Cadillac ATS has plenty of room. So, what else should you pack for your trip? We here at Trent Cadillac have a few suggestions regarding what you need to pack in your Cadillac ATS for a spring road trip.

  • First Aid Kit – A fully-stocked first aid kit is essential for all drivers, no matter how long the road trip is. You never know when an injury could happen, but it’s always best to be prepared, just in case. Keep a supply of gauze, bandages, and other pertinent medical supplies stowed away in your Cadillac ATS. It’s better to be safe than sorry, after all.
  • Cooler – The spacious back seat is perfect for drivers who want something to drink or eat without stopping. Pack a cooler to ensure that hunger and thirst aren’t cause for fatigue on the road. Any medicine that needs to be kept cool will normally be just fine in a cooler as well.
  • Garbage Bag – No matter how long the trip, garbage is bound to accumulate in your Cadillac ATS. Get ahead of the game by packing a garbage bag and keeping it handy every time you stop for something to eat or drink. Throwing garbage away as you get it will make cleaning up after the road trip a must quicker process.