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Do you live within a couple of hours from the beach? We have a ton of beaches around us that are perfect for day trips! I'm sharing a few tips to help you prep for your beach day trip and a list of some of the beaches in Maryland and Delaware.
Before you head out on any road trip, even if it's just a day trip, you need to make sure your car is ready to make the trip! Nothing will ruin a fun beach trip like car trouble!
Head to Walmart to get everything you need for your beach trip (including your oil change)! Being able to do everything at one stop just makes life easier for Mom, especially when I usually have both boys in tow. Not to mention, it's a big money-saver!
From June 10th – September 9th, Pennzoil oil changes will be on Rollback at Walmart Automotive Care Center stores.
- High Mileage $35.88, compared to the regular Walmart price of $39.88. (Industry standard price is $46)
- Platinum Full Synthetic $45.88, compared to the regular Walmart price of $49.88. (Industry standard price $66)
No matter what kind of Pennzoil oil you choose, all Pennzoil products help clean out sludge lesser oils leave behind! Pennzoil is designed for complete protection and will allow you to drive an extra of 550 miles per year vs. a dirty engine. Think about those extra day trips!
Our family car is a 2014 with a little over 19k miles on it, so we don't need the high mileage options yet. For our car, we get the Pennzoil Conventional Motor Oil – A traditional oil base, fortified with Active Cleaning Agents™ to continuously prevent dirt and contaminants from creating performance-robbing deposits.
As an added bonus, Pennzoil also offers a free warranty that covers 15 engine parts that may fail due to engine wear or which experience abnormal wear due to friction. (For more information, check out the Pennzoil Warranty Site.)
While you're getting your oil changed, make a quick trip through Walmart and grab your necessities for a day trip to the beach! For more great inspiration, check out the #FueltheLove Social Hub!
Beach Day Trip Necessities:
- sand toys
- a map or road atlas
- cell phone or camera for pictures
- a new movie and/or book for car ride
- stroller for boardwalk or walking around town
- change for tolls/parking meters
- change of dry clothes
- sweatshirt (if staying into the evening)
- an extra bag for wet stuff
- a plastic sandwich baggie for electronics/wallets at the beach
We like to let the boys pick out a new special book or movie to keep them content on the car ride. It may be short, but I don't like listening to “Are we there yet?” over and over again. If it's brand new, they'll be really interested and excited about it. You can ration out the new toys every 20 minutes or so.
I like to leave early in the morning and make it home in time for our normal bedtime routines. Being able to do this means I have to get things ready the night before, but that's the great part about a day trip: you don't need to really “pack” a ton of things!
For me, a day trip is anywhere I can get to in about 2 hours. That make for 4 hours in the car round-trip, allowing for plenty of time at the beach (or whatever location you're heading to).
- Sandy Point State Park
- Roaring Point Park
- Cascade Lake
- Gunpowder Falls State Park
- Chesapeake Beach
- Point Lookout State Park
- North Beach
- Assateague State Park
- Breezy Point Beach
- Elk Neck State Park (my town!)
- Ocean City
- Deep Creek Lake State Park
- Betterton Beach
- Cunningham Falls State Park
- Matapeake Beach
- Greenbrier State Park
- Rehoboth Beach
- Cape Henlopen State Park
- Kitts Hummock Beach
- Slaughter Beach
- Delaware Seashore State Park
- Bowers Beach
- Bethany Beach
- Fenwick Island
- Dewey Beach
This is from one of our trips to Ocean City, back in Summer of 2013 with a very pregnant Mommy!
If I was going on a road trip through your state, what are the top 3 stops I have to hit?