Taking a road trip is always a fun experience, whether you’re traveling with a partner, friends or your entire family. If you’re road-tripping with a large group, you might consider hiring a charter bus to make the experience even more enjoyable. If you need some fun ideas to pass the time out on the open road, here are a few games and other activities to keep the good times rollin’.
1. License Plate Game
The license plate game is a simple idea, but it can last the entire length of your trip, making it fun for everyone. First, print off a map or list of all of the states in the continental United States. As you travel, check the license plates of other vehicles and mark off the corresponding state on your list. The first person to get all of the states wins the game.
2. Make a Scrapbook
As you travel, you will likely stop at many different restaurants, rest centers, hotels and activities. At each place you stop, be sure to collect at least one or two items of significance to help remember your trip. You can wait to start your scrapbook when you return home, but a motorcoach has plenty of room for crafts if you would like to get started right away. Best of all, you’ll have a homemade souvenir as soon as you get home.
3. Trivia Games
Before you travel, search online to compile a list of interesting trivia about the places you will be visiting. You can simply read the trivia aloud to the other charter bus passengers, or you can make it into a game, seeing who can guess the correct answer to your trivia questions. It’s a fun way to pass the time while also enhancing your overall trip experience. You may even learn something new.
4. Scavenger Hunt
A quick scavenger hunt is always fun, but a road trip can turn into a long scavenger hunt, which is even more exciting. Before you hit the road, gather a list of items you’d like to find on the trip. Each person can play alone, or you can form teams. The first person to collect all of the items on your list (or whoever collects the most by the end of the trip) wins the game.
5. Alphabet Game
With the alphabet game, you simply start at the beginning of the alphabet with ‘A,’ looking for the letter anywhere you can find it as you travel – on road signs, billboards, other vehicles and so on. Once you’ve found ‘A,’ move on to ‘B,’ and continue through the entire alphabet this way. You can turn it into a competition if you like by splitting into teams or playing individually.
Your road trip will likely be a blast just because you are traveling with the people you care about, but games are a great way to make any vacation even better. You can play all of these games in a regular vehicle, but a charter bus can make the experience even more relaxing and fun. Charter buses give you more room to rest, stretch out and have fun with your companions, and they offer conveniences that other vehicles simply don’t have. If you would like to hire a motorcoach for your next road trip or other traveling event, please contact Arrow Stage Lines for more information or to get a quote.