While music festivals seem to pop up left, right and center, you can easily narrow down the list by focusing on the destination first. Travel somewhere new with the music festival as your guide.
Hosted in the already vacation-worthy destination of Napa Valley, Bottle Rock festival offers a great excuse to get over to the West Coast and enjoy an incredible music lineup. The three-day weekend offers a little something for everyone, including Neil Young, Gary Clark Jr., Pharrell Williams, Mumford & Sons, Santana and Jenny Lewis — just to name a few of the many, many more.
Already sold out, Glastonbury’s lineup is a top contender for your summer music festival list. Headliners include The Killers, The Cure, Janet Jackson, George Ezra and Liam Gallagher, but music acts aside, Glastonbury is a legendary party. Resale tickets will be available, and this festival is well worth the trip.
With performances by HAIM, Early Sweatshirt, The Isley Brothers, Kurt Vile and Belle & Sebastian, Pitchfork is the music lover’s festival. With a variety of classic styles, alternative, rap, pop and some a little outside the box, Chicago is ready for summer.
In the same vein as the amazing and equally travel-worthy Lollapalooza in Chicago and Argentina, Paris puts on a show. See some acts you know, some you don’t and enjoy a summer weekend in the City of Love.
Hosted at Golden Gate Park, Outside Lands is a California-based festival worth the travel. Headliners include Paul Simon, Childish Gambinio, Twenty One Pilots and The Lumineers.
North America offers many scenic and historic train rides. These train rides delight and inspire travelers because it gives them a new way to experience the world. Thousands of people take these trains every year and this type of travel is only gaining more followers. The North American train system is still years behind European and Asian countries, but they get the job done. Taking a train is also a great way to add an extra adventure to a trip or destination. It’s not just going from one place to another but getting to view everything in between as well.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Planning a road trip often involves time dedicated to researching routes, planning stops and figuring out how to pass the time for endless hours on the highway. Thankfully, technology comes to the rescue with a handful of mobile apps that can help in the road trip planning process.