Windows open, sunglasses on, miles of pavement stretching ahead. These are the ingredients for a legendary road trip.
Gear up for your own summer adventure with a few of our favorite road trip songs and movies.
Our Top 3 Road Trip Movies
- Little Miss Sunshine
A yellow van, a dysfunctional family, and a little girl’s dream to become a beauty pageant winner. Is this a recipe for disaster or a classic American movie?
- National Lampoon’s Vacation
Clark Griswold is taking his family on a cross-country trip to Walley World. With his wife, kids, and grumpy Aunt Edna all loaded into the Wagon Queen Family Truckster, the vacation devolves into pure, hilarious chaos.
- The Blues Brothers
Elwood and Jake Blues are on a quest to start the next big blues band—and raise $5,000 to save the orphanage they grew up in in the process. An angry ex-girlfriend, a suspended license, and a few high-speed chases make this a road trip of epic proportions.
Our Top 3 Road Trip Songs
- “Take it Easy” by The Eagles
The Eagles’ advice to cure romantic troubles: A long drive with no destination.
- “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen
Springsteen’s 1975 hit is an anthem to getting in your car… and getting out of small-town America.
- “I’ve Been Everywhere” by Johnny Cash
3 minutes, 97 places, one great song. Only Johnny Cash could pull it off.
Now that you have movies and songs to inspire you, it’s time to plan your summer road trip.