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3 Road Trip Movies Getting You Ready to Hit the Road

Road Trip Theme Week continues today. This week, we featured great stops along Route 66 and some cool places to visit as you’re heading to the Hot Rod Power Tour. Today we take a look at movies that get you stoked to take a road trip.

Movies have a way of glorifying any setting. The characters of a movie breathe life into a place that even excites residents of the real locations. While movie plot locations may look fun on the big screen, it leads one to wonder if those locations are as exciting as Tinsel Town presents them.


“Vanishing Point”

Vanishing PointThis early ’70s cult film chronicles the wild adventures of a car delivery driver. The car, a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 Magnum, is defiantly the co-star of the movie. The driver is hired to deliver the Challenger from Colorado to California for a client.

Colorado is home to multiple family attractions, natural hot springs, world-class ski resorts, 11 national parks and monuments, and historic train rides. California is the site of Yosemite National Park, Disneyland and Sea World. Between these two great states, a family will never run out of things to do.


“Smokey and the Bandit”

Smokey and the Bandit“Smokey and the Bandit” tells the tale of a truck driver hired to run bootleg beer from Texas to Georgia. The movie features a black 1977 T-top Pontiac Trans Am with a husky V-8 engine. Its hood is adorned with the iconic golden screaming eagle emblem.

Texas’ southern peninsula features beautiful Gulf Coast beaches. The state is also home to plenty of ranches, rodeos and Southern-flavored music venues. Georgia offers water sports and recreation venues, and its coast bears some beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches that host many family-friendly events. Families cruising through the Peach State will always have an adventure to go on.


“Thelma and Louise”

Thelma and LouiseIn “Thelma and Louise,” a waitress and her best friend take an impromptu road trip through Utah. During the women’s quest to temporarily escape reality, things get out of hand. The movie’s adventurous women drive a 1966 Thunderbird convertible.


The most notable place in the movie, the Grand Canyon, offers traveling families plenty of things to do. The Dead Horse Point State Park near Moab, Utah, houses the Grand Canyon. Tour guides lead Around-the-Rim and Air Tours as well as hiking and rafting expeditions. For families who love the great outdoors, the Grand Canyon is a treasure trove of activity.


Movies can turn everyday places into amazing adventures that offer plenty of attractions for families to discover.


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