4 Perfect American Family Vacations
August is the month for road trips and family vacations. Since no national holidays are scheduled during this month, you can pack your bag and go wherever your heart takes you. Mountain towns, seashores, and lakesides are filled with the chatter, laughter, and merrymaking of vacationers. But, no matter where you’re going, your vacation won’t be complete without a frothing glass of beer, and delicacies dipped in buffalo blue cheese and a liberal helping of Smokey Swiss Spreads.
Here are four perfect American family vacations for August:
1. Shopping at the World’s Longest Yard Sale
If you like yard sales, then Jamestown, Tennessee, is the place to go. Don’t fly; take your SUV or any car with plenty of trunk space – you will need it to transport your purchases. Part fair, part flea market, this quintessentially American four-day event begins on the first Thursday of August every year. As soon as you arrive, you will find yourself in the midst of thousands of vendors, attendees, bright colors, and happy sounds. From homemade jams and jellies to antiques and collectibles, you will find everything you may be looking for in this delightful yard sale that is often called the World’s Longest Outdoor Sale. So, get behind the wheel and drive through miles and miles of scenic beauty. Even if you don’t buy anything, it will be a beautiful experience you won’t forget (Official website).
2. Eating lobsters at the Maine Lobster Festival
Do you like lobsters? Then, head for Rockland, Maine, in the first week of the month. You will find yourself a welcome guest at the great Maine Lobster Festival. In that one week, more than 12 tons of lobsters are served to guests who have come from all over the country. From a crunchy lobster roll to mouthwatering lobster bisque, you can have every lobster dish to eat your fill. Of course, you mustn’t forget to order them with delicious buffalo blue cheese and Smokey Swiss Spread and a glass of beer to wash them down with. When you are not eating, you can visit the docks and villages to learn about the tough men and women who make their living catching lobsters in the chilly waters of the Atlantic (Official website).
3. Mingling with cowboys at the world-famous Payson Rodeo
The days of Buffalo Bill and Billy the Kid may be long gone, but the spirit of the Wild West lives on in parts of rural America. When it comes to the utterly fearless display of bravado on the back of an annoyed horse or bull, no rodeo is more famous than the Payson Rodeo, which takes place in the middle of August in Payson, Arizona. So, head for this quaint little town in the middle of the Grand Canyon state. For three days, you will get to mingle with cowboys and watch them do things that you only get to see in Wild West movies – bull riding, bronco busting, and steer roping. And, of course, there is plenty of beer, delicious food, and delightful country music (Official website).
4. Displaying your motorcycling skills at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Are you a motorcycle enthusiast? Then, head for Sturgis, South Dakota, with your family in tow. Even if they are not into motorcycles, they will love to be a part of the nearly million-strong crowd. The rally begins on the first Friday in August and ends on the second Sunday. Make sure to arrive on time. Don’t miss the chance to ride through the scenic pine-forested mountains of the Black Hills. Become a part of a great American tradition (Official website).
No vacation can be enjoyed without plenty of delicious food and drinks, and no true American food is complete without a glass of foamy beer, roasted meat dipped in buffalo blue cheese or a salad also dressed in buffalo blue cheese, as well as a liberal helping of Smokey Swiss spreads by Williams Cheese. You will fall in love with it.