18 Road Trip Destinations Within One Day’s Drive

This year people plan to take two or more weeks of summer vacation, making long road trips possible.

So, If you caught the road trip bug during the pandemic and are looking for more destination ideas, here are 18 cities in the U.S. that are within one day’s drive for most of the U.S. population.

1. Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley is an affordable and family-friendly destination within a day’s drive of 73% of the U.S. population. Only 90-minutes away from New York City, 80 miles north of Philadelphia, and less than a 6-hour drive from most of the Northeast.

2. Fayetteville, West Virginia

Fayetteville has been named “Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America” by Budget Travel Magazine and the “Best River Town.” It’s also a neighbor to America’s newest national park – the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.

3. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

57% of Americans can drive to Pittsburgh in one day and enjoy its Cultural District, located in the heart of Downtown. Pittsburgh is home to 165 parks and places to hike, bike, or walk along the city’s trails.

4. Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, now the U.S.’s 14th largest city, is a one-day road trip destination for 65% of Americans plus Toronto, Quebec, and Montreal residents. You’ll find dozens of galleries, major art museums, and several massive live performance venues.

5. Cincinnati, Ohio

One of the most affordable places to live in the country, visitors can have a great vacation with top attractions and upscale dining without New York City or San Francisco prices.

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