As the temperatures get warmer and the days get longer, you may be looking for some ways to spend more time outside. At Freymiller, we care about your satisfaction in and out of the driver’s seat, so we did all the research on the seven best spring destinations for CDL-A drivers.
Florida’s Indian River Lagoon
Florida beaches may be one of the nation’s top vacation spots in the spring and summer. While the beaches give you an opportunity to lay in the sun and relax, they can be a bit crowded, so we wanted to give you a unique option: the Indian River Lagoon. The lagoon offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences like kayaking at night on a bioluminescent river, going on an eco-tour in one of the most ecological diverse areas in the nation, and luxurious riverfront dining. If you’re looking for a spring destination unlike any other, visiting Indian River Lagoon is the way to go!
Texas’ Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Otherwise known as the Grand Canyon of Texas, this state park is a must-see. With 120 miles of canyon to explore on hiking trails, horseback, mountain bike, or car you’re sure to have the experience of a lifetime getting an up-close view of the rugged and beautiful vistas. And since everything is bigger in Texas, we wanted to give you two options for fun vacation destinations in the Lone Star State. Rockport Beach is Texas’ first Blue Wave Beach, meaning its blue waters exceed environmental standards and are perfect for relaxation and recreation.
Oklahoma’s Salt Plains State Park
With our Oklahoman roots, we had to feature one of the most unique spring destinations right here in our home state: Salt Plains State Park in Jet, Oklahoma. The wide-open salt plains are made from an ocean from prehistoric times, making it a unique landscape to hike, fish, and even dig for crystals in! Open from April 1 to mid-October, the crystal dig area is the only place in the world where you can find hourglass-shaped selenite crystal!
Boulder, Colorado is home to some of the most fascinating vistas with the iconic appearance of the slanted sandstone Flatiron mountains. You can hop on hiking trails or just enjoy the view from Boulder, a nearby town that’s been described as “stuck in a ‘60s mindset.” Boulder is full of personality with its art galleries, shops, breweries, cafes, and more! And if the big city is more your speed, Denver is a short 45-minute drive from smalltown Boulder. Enjoy the city’s boutiques, zoo, museums, and top-of-the-line restaurants for the perfect quick city trip!
South Carolina’s Huntington Beach
Do you prefer slow paced vacations? Then this beach in South Carolina is for you! Unlike the state’s top tourism spot, Myrtle Beach, Huntington Beach is all about rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation! Enjoy the coastline, rent a boat for a day, participate in some bird watching, or cast your line from some optimal fishing spots. One Huntington Beach visitor described it as having “beautiful scenery with long unspoiled beaches and clear water,” adding on, “You can’t go wrong with a visit here!”
Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes
Don’t let the name of this spring destination scare you away! Sleeping Bear Dunes isn’t home to any actual bears but is instead named for the shape of the sane dunes. Located in the Lower Peninsula in Michigan, the dunes offer scenic views of Lake Michigan for 35 miles. Have fun exploring the national park which includes forests, beaches, and dune formations you’ll only find in Sleeping Bear. Catching a sunrise or sunset from the dunes and over Lake Michigan is an experience you will never forget!
Now that you’ve got your well-deserved vacation planned, it’s time to get the truck driving career with the pay, home time, and benefits you deserve! Connect with us today to learn more about our driving opportunities.