Our favourite chill-out spots on the road

Hiking, biking, sightseeing, having all those amazing experiences...a road trip around the States will keep you on your toes. But we also totally get that you're on holiday - so there's plenty of chill time to be found too!

If you're in need of a bit of a break from all the action, we've got a list of great places to kick back and relax in style...

Venice Beach, Los Angeles

Venice Beach

Roll out your towel, prop up your parasol and get ready for some serious sunbathing. Los Angeles is known for its laidback vibe, and its Venice Beach where you'll find some of the coolest cats in town - from skateboarders to muscle top wearing sun worshippers. The heat is on!

Shipshewana, Indiana


Escape the constant iPhone notifications with a visit to the Amish community in Shipshewana, where there's no Wi-Fi to be found. Embrace the peace of the quaint, shop-lined streets in this fascinating town, taking the chance to prepare for the next full-on adventure.

Visit on the Northern BLT

Banff Hot Springs

Banff hot springs

Take a dip in Banff's hot springs to relax aching muscles. The perfect end to a day of bear-spotting, hiking and adventuring through Banff National Park! Even if it's chilly outside, the natural mineral water will keep you warm!

Image: Banff & Lake Louise Tourism / Noel Hendrickson

Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite National Park

As well as all the amazing hiking opportunities, Yosemite National Park is as equally enjoyable and rewarding taken at a slower pace. Take a slow stroll amongst the towering trees, and roll out a picnic blanket as you tuck into lunch alongside stunning rivers and waterfalls. If you're on our Western BLT tour, make sure you take advantage of the spa at your accommodation, the Yosemite Bug Lodge. 

Punalu’u, Hawaii

Okay, another beach. What can we say, we're slaves to the sand! But this one's a little different. Instead of golden, the sand here is black - caused by volcanic lava flowing into the ocean and exploding as it cools. It's also a prime location for spotting the Hawaiian green turtle.

Hawaii Big Island tour

Cafayate, Argentina


If your idea of relaxation involves a glass of wine in your hand, Cafayate is the place to be. Famous for its aromatic dry and sweet white wines, grab a glass from a local bodega to enjoy in the South American sunshine.  So there you have it - R&R on the road, sorted! 

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