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Relaxing Road Trips You Can Take Without Leaving Your Home

Typically this time of year would have many of us planning out our road trip adventures. We would have meticulously planned the routes, looked up attractions, and planned roadside stops. This year we’ve been told to stay home with no clarity to when the roads will reopen. If your road warrior heart is weary, we have a solution. Here are a few relaxing road trips you can take without leaving your home.

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

While most of the below road trips will be stretches of beautiful roads and scenic views, just like any good road trip, you’ll need to get out and stretch your legs. We’ve got you covered there too. You’ll find we included a few museum tours, quirky roadside attraction tours, and national landmarks. You can visit them all without ever needing to pack a bag.

Relaxing Road Trips You Can Take Without Leaving Your Home

Audi could feel the cabin fever setting in for their customers and tasked their Australian marketing agency with an opportunity to lift people’s spirits. They continue to celebrate the open road by sharing a 4-hour long video of a relaxing drive along the Australian coast.

Banff National Park

Highway 9 through Zion National Park

Road trip attractions, museums, and other stops along the way

Just like any good road trip, you’ll likely want to stop and stretch. We highly recommend stretching at least every few hours to avoid falling asleep behind the wheel or on the sofa. Should you tire of staring at the dotted line and need a break from driving footage, there are several museums, zoos, and local attractions offering virtual tours too. Here are some popular favorites recommended by Roadtrippers.

The Neon Museum

The Neon Museum offers a guided tour of the Tim Burton exhibit in Las Vegas. You’ll see the museum’s permanent collection and some special behind-the-scenes info as well. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This April marks the 150th birthday of the New York City Met along with many other museums. It has had to postpone the celebration exhibit, Making The Met, due to closures from coronavirus. You can still take a tour online through Google Arts & Culture

If this is something your family enjoys, take them virtually for tours of MoMa and The Guggenheim too. 

National Museum of Natural History

Part of the Smithsonian, the National Museum of Natural History, in Washington D.C., offers tours of its permanent, current, and past exhibits through virtual, self-guided tours. These are great ways to break up the monotony of homework for those families finding themselves as impromptu educators.