One of the best things about the holiday season is spending some quality time with the whole family. But as every experienced road-tripper knows, too much time in the car with nothing to do can lead to plenty of tension. Looking for something to keep everyone happy this year? Check out these great holiday road trip games that everyone in the family will love.
License Plate Map
A classic road trip game that has saved countless family excursions, the license plate map game can keep everyone distracted, even on particularly long drives. All you need is a printed, blank map of the United States and some sharp eyes to participate, and kids of all ages will love to see the map fill up as they find various license plates on the road.
Would You Rather?
Would You Rather is a great game for families because you can tailor it to suit everyone’s personality. Kids will love deciding between two equally whacky options while adults can add in as much humor as they can conjure up.
Finally, a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt is a great way to keep everyone sane during a long holiday road trip. Leading up to the drive, print out one or more lists of things for everyone to keep their eyes peeled for and then enjoy the peace and quiet while everyone is busy looking out for a car with one headlight or a truck driver with a trucker’s hat on.
Of course, having a comfortable vehicle goes a long way in keeping travelers entertained during a long trip. You can find some such vehicles at Mike Raisor Buick GMC.
It’s hard to complain about autumn in central Indiana. The weather is finally cooling off, the trees are beginning to turn different colors, and—best of all—the kids are back in school. Take advantage of the most comfortable weather of the year by piling into your Mike Raisor Buick or GMC vehicle and having some family fun. Here are a few fun, family-friendly things to do this fall:
Go pumpkin picking.
Nothing feels more like fall than carving into a jack-o-lantern, but before you can start cutting, you’ve got to choose the perfect pumpkin. Kids and adults alike can have a blast hopping on a hayride, sipping hot cider, and carefully inspecting gourds for the optimal size and shape. Wea Creek Orchard is an awesome local farm that offers the complete pumpkin patch experience.
Tailgate a football game.
The atmosphere near Ross-Ade Stadium is always exciting on game day—whether you’re taking a walk through campus or braving traffic for a choice spot in the stadium lot. Pack the cooler, the grill, and some chairs and get together with friends for tailgating fun.
Visit a haunted house or Halloween attraction.
For older kids, haunted houses and spooky parks are the perfect autumn thrill. Since 2011, Evil on Erie has been the premier Halloween haunt in Lafayette, and they’re back open for scares starting in October. For younger kids, how about a corn maze? Try the largest series of corn mazes in Indiana at Exploration Acres.
To get to these autumnal destinations, be sure to pick up a new set of wheels from Mike Raisor Buick GMC.