Summer Car Fun

Summer Fun on the Road

With warmer weather, school break, and vacations just around the corner, maybe you’re wondering what you need to make the most of the summer months. If you’re looking for a vehicle to accompany you on the ultimate road trip, we have some tips for you to keep in mind.

Comfort

No matter how hot and humid it gets, the right car can feel like home. This is especially important on long trips. Ice cold air conditioning can turn hours on the road during sweltering days into a pleasure. Some vehicles offer multi-zone climate control so your passengers can adjust temperature settings to their personal liking. Looking for even more comfort options? Try cooled or ventilated seats!

Entertainment

Keep your passengers from getting bored on those long trips by going beyond basic AM/FM/CD radio. Bring along your iPod or MP3 player to customize your tunes, or look into satellite radio for more variety. DVD gives you another way to keep everyone happy, with options from one central screen to individual seatback screens.

If video gaming is your thing, look for a car that offers plenty of accessible 12-volt power ports for your handheld consoles. Or go the extra mile with in-vehicle WiFi so you can enjoy gaming, electronic books, movies, or streaming music.

Enjoy the Scenery!

If you prefer to enjoy the rolling hills, patchwork fields, and wide open spaces, why not look for a vehicle with a sunroof? Let the sunshine in with a sliding or power sunroof, and enjoy the open feeling as you cruise. Even on a gloomy day, a sunroof can add much-needed brightness or the soothing sound of a gentle summer rain as you follow the open road to your next destination!

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Best Dallas Day Trips

Friday, April 13th, 2018
The Dallas-Fort Worth area has some amazing day trip opportunities!Whether it’s fun in the sun at a Texas state park or a small road trip to other Texas landmarks, there’s plenty to do with friends and family!Here are some spots to check out:

Jefferson

Jefferson is a city located in the Piney Woods region of Texas, and it is home to many historic homes, landmarks, and museums. Several of the area’s historic homes are available for touring, and some of them operate as bed and breakfasts. Jefferson is located in the center of the Big Cypress Bayou, one of the four bayous attached to Caddo Lake.

Visitors can take a tour of the Big Cypress Bayou by river boat. The city is a shopper’s paradise with boutique shopping as well as antique shops to browse. If you want to learn a bit more about the history of Jefferson and the Piney Woods region, check out one of the town’s museums.

Glen Rose

About an hour and a half outside the city, you’ll find one of the best parks around – Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.

Giraffes, emus, zebra, bison, and even gazelles roam these gated parts of Texas. The 1,700 acres of land is a leisurely drive for the whole family as up to 50 different species come to say ‘hello’ and eat some treats out of your hand. Stop halfway through the park to check out the petting zoo and amazing views of the park.

Cedar Hill

Just 20 minutes from Irving is a huge state park! It spans almost 1,900 acres and has tons of camping space and amenities. There’s also spots to bike, swim, and fish. This is an awesome getaway!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park

Head up north near Denton for this beautiful property in Pilot Point, TX. The sunset can’t be beat as you take advantage of the full-service marina for boat rentals. It’s all worth the drive for some amazing opportunities to camp, hike, bike, ride horses, or go backpacking. Who says you have to travel hundreds of miles for some good, old-fashioned summer fun?

Know of any other day trips? Comment your favorite spots below!