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Best USA Road Trip Destinations For December

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Best ROAD TRIPS TO TAKE DURING DECEMBER

The winter season is the perfect time to take a road trip with friends or family and explore new areas in the country. Whether you desire to travel to a destination with warmer weather or you are interested in sight-seeing, the United States offers a wide range of options that guarantee a fun-filled road trip that will create lasting memories.

Here is a list of the top five road trip destinations in December for anyone traveling in the United States.

#1 Southern California
Traveling throughout Southern California provides a perfect opportunity to experience breathtaking views along the Pacific Coast Highway for anyone that needs a break from winter weather. Driving from San Francisco to San Diego gives you the freedom to experience a variety of destinations, whether you desire to spend a day out on the beach or visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo. The temperature in southern California is nearly always perfect in December and is a fantastic road trip destination in December.

#2 Florida Keys
The Florida Keys is a great choice for anyone that wants to escape the chill of winter, while also enjoying a wide variety of outdoor activities. The Florida Keys offer some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, and it is an excellent option for a December road trip. The scenic drive of Route 1 on the east coast of Florida is a favorite choice for many travelers, as it is an ideal excursion for anyone looking for an end of the year road trip.

#3 New Mexico
New Mexico is a top winter destination that offers a wide range of choices, whether you wish to travel along U.S. 84 to view the scenic Southwest or if you prefer to visit Wolf Creek Ski area for a skiing trip that the entire family can enjoy. You can also visit Pagosa Springs and relax in the thermal baths for a truly one of a kind December road trip adventure that will create countless memories.

#4 Lake Tahoe, Nevada
The Lake Tahoe National Scenic Byway offers a fantastic 28-mile journey that gives breathtaking views in December. Lake Tahoe is an excellent choice for anyone that enjoys the outdoors, as it provides plenty of opportunities for ice skating, skiing, and sledding. You can also visit Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park and hike on scenic trails with a view of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

#5 Big Bend National Park - Texas
Big Bend National Park is a wonderful road trip destination for anyone that desires to get away and experience the beautiful landscape of Southwest Texas. The temperature is always pleasant in December, as you have a choice to hike on countless trials and view a wide variety of wildlife. You can also travel along the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive to see limestone cliffs and view the beauty of the desert in December.

All of these scenic locations are a fantastic choice for anyone that desires to go on a December road trip in the United States.

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Which car sharing service fits your needs?

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How do you go about choosing which car sharing service is the perfect fit for you?

Are you toying with the idea of going carless? Do you live in a city that has a great public transportation system? Do you own a car and rarely drive it? No matter the answer, I'm sure you still need occassional car services to visit your family or run to the grocery store. Not to worry, there are short-term car rental services that will allow you to share a vehicle. Making an informed decision is the first and most important step. Simply looking through the hourly/daily rates and picking from there isn't always the most resourceful. Following these guidelines can help you make a smart decision.


1. Check Availability In Your Area

Depending on your location, certain car sharing services won't be available. Generally, most car sharing and ride-hauling services are only available in larger cities. For example, St. Louis, Missouri, only has three Zipcar hubs. Price discrepancy, as well as vehicle makes and models are different in each city. In St. Louis, you can rent a Ford Focus Hatchback for 9$ an hour and 69$ a day. A Ford Focus Sedan is 7.50$ an hour and 69$ a day. 

Screen_Shot_2016-03-07_at_12.54.16_PM.pngSource: Zipcar 

Los Angeles, California on the other hand has 20 main Zipcar hubs. The Zipcars in Los Angeles range anywhere from 12.25$ an hour to 7.50$ an hour. For a BMW X1 the cost is 11.25$ an hour and 89$ per day. A Honda Fit is priced at 8.50$ an hour and 69$ a day. 

Screen_Shot_2016-03-07_at_12.53.53_PM.pngSource: Zipcar 

Whichever company you decided to ride with -Zipcar, Car2Go or Enterprise CarShare- make sure to check their website and see if they do indeed operate in your area. 

2. Which Fits Your Needs

How long do you think you'll need the car? Will you be running errands around town? Or are you more of a road-trip person? 

If you aren't a fan of ride-hauling services, such as Uber and Lyft, you may want to look closer into Car2Go. Once you reach your destination with Car2Go, you can either end your trip or have a stopover and continue driving. If you are ending your drive, you have to return the vehicle to its home area and park in an approved spot. During a stopover you use the vehicle just as you would a personal car. It should be noted that throughout the stopover, your trip time is still accumulating. 

Enterprise CarShare is always another option. All it takes is four easy steps: Join, Reserve, Unlock & Go and Return. There‚Äôs an annual membership fee and one-time application fee. (The rates vary by city, location and time.) As does Zipcar, Enterprise CarShare partners with Universities and Businesses. If you're a college student or know a college student who could benefit from the University Enterprise CarShare program, the fees are waived, which means you will be saving money!

Webster University Fees and Rates from Enterprise CarShareSource: Enterprise CarShare

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3. Make A Decision

Based on the car sharing services availabilty/price and your exact needs, you are now able to make an educated decision on which is the perfect fit! After reading this article you may have decided to keep your car. There is also a posibility that you have decided that you'll continue to use mass transit and ride-hauling companies like Uber and Lyft. Either way, the number one priority, is that you choose the service that will benefit you the most. Doing your research is essential in any process. Good luck! 


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