July is a popular time for summertime road trips. With the kids on summer vacation and an opportunity to spend quality time with the family, it’s a great time to hit the road.
Here are some of the most popular summertime road trips from the Kansas City region:
Omaha, Nebraska -- Approximate drive time from Kansas City = 3 hours
Omaha is the perfect day trip destination. It has a popular zoo, museums, parks, and shopping, Omaha has something for everyone.
St. Louis, Missouri -- Approximate drive time from Kansas City = 4 hours
St. Louis is another popular day trip destination for many Kansas City area residents. With its world famous Gateway Arch, zoo, science centers, breweries, sporting events, and shopping, St. Louis has plenty to offer the entire family.
Minneapolis, Minnesota -- Approximate drive time from Kansas City = 6 hours
Known for its parks and lakes, Minneapolis is home to many cultural landmarks, including the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and Paisley Park, home of the late pop-musician, Prince.
Chicago, Illinois -- Approximate drive time from Kansas City = 7 hours
If you’ve never been to Chicago, it’s only a day away by car from Kansas City. Chicago has so many things to do, places to see, and food to eat that we can’t list them all. Be sure to visit some historic skyscrapers, sports events, and awesome restaurants while you’re there.
Memphis, Tennessee -- Approximate drive time from Kansas City = 7 hours
Memphis is well known for its music, its food, and Graceland, the historic home of Elvis Presley. Dance along to the music played around Beale Street and be sure to dine on their world famous barbecue.
Denver, Colorado -- Approximate drive time from Kansas City = 8 hours
If you want to see the mountains and take the family for some epic hiking adventures, head over to Denver, CO. Denver has lots of Old West era history and 21st Century modern delights, including sports events, great food, beautiful mountain scenery, botanical gardens, and plenty of museums.
Before you hit the road, however, we recommend making sure your vehicle is in top condition first. For the sake of making sure your vehicle remains reliable throughout your entire road trip, we invite you to stop by I-70 Auto Service for a courtesy inspection. You are welcome to take advantage of our online specials, which are $25 off repairs for all customers, or for new customers choose the $24.95 special for synthetic blend oil change. Just be sure to mention which special offer you want to use when scheduling your auto service appointment.