Is there anything more fun than a road trip? Don’t miss out on such an adventure when going on a vacation to 30A! Indeed, you can have a lot of fun along the way. In this blog, we’ll show you how to plan the perfect road trip from Macon, GA, to Destin and Santa Rosa Beach, including the best itinerary, what to pack for the road, and, of course, where to stop along the way. Are you ready? Grab a notebook and a pen, take notes, and start making your vacation a reality!
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How to Plan the Best Road Trip from Macon, GA, to Destin and Santa Rosa Beach
Know Your Itinerary
The most important thing to do before hitting the road is to map out your itinerary. You want to be as prepared as possible to make sure you reach your destination at your desired time. Traveling from Macon, GA, to Destin and Santa Rosa Beach takes about five and a half hours and is a 300-mile-long trip. It can be done in a day, depending on how early you leave. We recommend starting in the morning so you have time to stop along the way and won’t be rushed.
Pack the Right Things
Now that you know how long your drive will be, it’s time to think about what to bring for the trip. The last thing you want to do is drive on the highway and realize you forgot something you desperately need now. To avoid that, we created a little list to help you pack the right things and make your road trip as seamless as can be:
- Lots of water
- Phone chargers
- Maps in case you lose cellphone service
- A great playlist
- Your kids’ toys
Make Fun Stops Along the Way
One of the best ways to make the most of your road trip is to make fun stops along the way. After all, you need some breaks to relax your legs and your mind, so why not also entertain yourself? Here are some of our favorite stops between Macon, GA, and Destin, FL.
- Chehaw Park and Zoo | Albany, GA
- Flint River Aquarium | Albany, GA
- Riverfront Park | Albany, GA
- Ponce de Leon Springs State Park | Ponce de Leon, FL
- Henderson Beach State Park | Destin, FL
- Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park | Destin, FL
Rest After Your Trip at Adagio
Now that we’ve figured out the road trip part of your vacation, it’s time to think about where you’ll stay once you reach your destination. Destin and Santa Rosa Beach are amazing Gulf vacation spots, and you need to find a home away from home that combines elegance, luxury, and a laid-back atmosphere. Luckily for you, Adagio has it all! Browse our selection of condos today and pick between Gulfside and poolside views! Did we mention we also offer two spacious pools and a grilling area within our complex? Plus, you’re within walking distance of the beach!