You may not associate Miami with your regular camp-out and S’mores road trip – but, in reality, this amazing location in the US can be a really amazing starting point for this type of travelling. How to pull it off? How to have an amazing road trip in Miami? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more. If you’re looking to book a car for your next trip, click here to see rates for renting a car in Miami.

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Pick your destination

If you want your road trip to be memorable, you will first have to choose a destination that suits all of your needs – including, but not limited to your budget, the kind of place you want to see as a destination and how much time you have on your hands. Thankfully, there are plenty of superb locations you can visit if you start off in Miami – and here are some of the best ones:

• Delray Beach
Looking for a gorgeous beach location to reach in less than one hour? This is it! Once a destination geared towards the senior population, modern-day Delray Beach is a great spot for artists and for people who want to relax on beaches that are nothing less than perfect. Plus, the food here is more than delicious, so you’ll surely find plenty of things to enjoy while here.

• St Augustine
If you want your final destination to be filled with history and beauty, St Augustine will be ideal for you. This is the country’s oldest settlements, so you will definitely be infused with the amazing power only old places have. Moreover, there are quite a few nice places to see and enjoy while there too – such as Dos Gatos and Mojo BBQ Old City (great for craft cocktails) or the Ice Plant Distillery and Bar (an old ice plant turned distillery that makes gin, rum, vodka and whiskey in smack batches). It takes about four and a half hours to reach this place if you start in Miami – so it’s really perfect for a short weekend trip.

• Everglades National Park
Want to enjoy a weekend away from the madding crowd? To allow yourself to be infused in the marvels of Mother Nature? The Everglades National Park can be found at approximately 50 minutes’ distance from Miami, so it sure is a great destination to try if you want a short, but really satisfying and relaxing road trip. From bike rides to airboats and live, free alligators, there are plenty of exciting activities to engage in while in the National Park area, so it’s guaranteed that you won’t get bored here.

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Plan ahead

Jumping in the car and just driving away sounds very romantic – but, in truth, most of the impromptu road trips don’t turn nearly as well as imagined. We suggest you plan your road trip the way you would plan any other travel (in or outside the country). Think of a budget, think of the places you will want to see and the activities you will want to engage in, and think of where you will stay too. Plan ahead by renting the car with Miles Car Rental and your road trip will be amazing regardless of the path you embark in from Miami.