NC road trip minivan rentalIt won’t be long until the kids are back at school. Now is the time to make the most of the last few weeks of summer vacation with a family road trip or camping trip. There is so much to explore in North Carolina — all you need is a sense of adventure and a reliable vehicle, and you’re on your way to making lasting memories with your family.

We at Community Rental Car love helping people get on the road so they can discover for themselves everything that our beautiful state has to offer. With our years of experience in the car rental business, we have a few tips to offer before you set out.

Rent a Van

Minivan rentals and SUV rentals are key to a successful family road trip. They offer enough seating for the whole family to be comfortable and plenty of cargo space for your gear. Whether you live in Winston-Salem, NC, or you’re from out of state, renting a minivan or SUV is a great option since you don’t have to worry about putting extra mileage or wear and tear on your own car. Be sure to make a reservation ahead of time so you’re guaranteed to have the right-sized vehicle for your family.

What to Pack

Packing lightly can be tricky with kids, but it does leave you more leg room. Since you can find endless packing lists online, we’ll just mention a few things that are important on a road trip with kids:

  • Camera
  • Water bottles and snacks
  • Wet wipes and tissues
  • Sunglasses
  • Phone chargers
  • Music
  • Books, activity books, and crayons

Have a Plan

Planning a road trip is simple when you take advantage of today’s technology. Between GPS, online maps, and tourism apps, most everything is covered. When traveling with kids, make sure you let them have some say in what you’ll see and do so they have more to anticipate and can be a little more patient during the longer stretches of driving. Also, leave plenty of room in your itinerary for spontaneity and unplanned stops along the way.

Contact Community Rental Car in Winston-Salem, NC, at (336) 448-2905 to make a reservation, or request a quote online today. Our fleet of well-maintained vehicles has something for everyone, from SUVs and minivans to truck rentals and car rentals.