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Entertainment for Summer Road Trips

We are starting to see neverending blueness when we turn our gaze toward the sky and are beginning to feel the temperatures start to rise when we step out into the sun. The school year is almost coming to a close, as we navigate schedules filled with graduations and end-of-the-year parties. All of these signs point toward summer, which means it is the perfect time to start planning your summer activities. For many of us, this means summer road trips.


Even though summertime road trips spell fun, it can be challenging to keep our little ones entertained throughout the drive. Here are five summer road trip activities:


  1. Edible Necklaces: Thread snacks with holes, such as pretzels, cheerios, or dried apple rings onto the string, tie a knot, and instantly keep your children both full and engaged in an activity for a reasonable amount of time.

  2. Audiobooks: Avoid both boredom and car sickness with audio books. You can set up your child with their audiobook or find one you all like that you listen to through your vehicle’s radio.

  3. Movies: Movies are an easy and fun way to keep your child entertained throughout your road trip. If you have a portable DVD player or even an iPad, you are good to go.

  4. Surprise Goodie Bag: If you have a toddler, a surprise goodie bag, complete with picture books, coloring books, or even a magnifying glass, is an excellent way to cure boredom.

  5. I-Spy: Remember this game? I-Spy is one of our favorite games that we played growing up. All you do is choose a specific object from your surroundings or car and say one hint about that item, such as “I spy something with my little eye that is purple and spiky.” ​


On your road trip, we want you to have a fantastic time with your family. We don’t want you to have to worry about the performance of your vehicle. Before you embark on your adventure, bring your car to Orinda Motors, and we will perform a thorough inspection, searching for any signs of trouble. Schedule an appointment, or stop by Orinda Motors / Orinda Auto Rentals / Orinda Classic Car Center at 63 Orinda Way. Or, fill up your gas tank and get your car detailed at our Flying A Gas Station / Orinda Auto Detail Center at 22 Bryant Way, Orinda, CA 94563. You’ll be glad you did.


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