Time for a guy’s getaway! Vacationing with your family or significant other is wonderful, but there’s nothing like a getaway with the bros. We’ve come up with a great list of the best “mancation” destinations for your next all-guys road trip! They’re all so awesome, you’ll want to make it a yearly tradition so you can do them all! Be sure to stop by Hamilton’s RV, your leading Michigan RV dealership, and pick out the perfect RV to take along on your manly adventures!
GO FISH Lake St. Clair, Traverse City, Anywhere
One of the quintessential manly activities is the sport of fishing! There’s nothing like hitting the water for a relaxing day with your rod, reel, and a cooler of cold ones. If you and your buddies all share the love of fishing, pack up the RV and make a trip out of it! There are some great fishing destinations right here in Michigan, including Lake St. Clair, which is known for its musky population, as well as walleye, pike, yellow perch, and largemouth. Traverse City is also a prime fishing spot, with opportunities for a good catch throughout the year with Lake Michigan, Grand Traverse Bay, and plenty of surrounding inland lakes and rivers. If you want a longer trip, head out of state to the other awesome fishing destinations in the U.S.!
DRINK THE KENTUCKY BOURBON TRAIL Kentucky
For all you bourbon lovers out there, a pilgrimage down the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a must! This makes for the perfect guy’s trip, with stops at all the top bourbon distilleries including Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Wild Turkey, and more. The official Kentucky Bourbon Trail website offers plenty of perks for your adventure, including a souvenir passport in which you can collect stamps at each distillery, and earn a free t-shirt if you collect all ten stamps! It’s important to have goals, right? Travel your way, or hire a tour service so you can drink responsibly. Have fun and sip on, good sirs!
EXPLORE THE GRAND CANYON Arizona
Not only is the Grand Canyon a beautiful, awe-inspiring place, but there’s no shortage of extreme fun to be had! Pack up your RV and hit the road with the guys and head to the Grand Canyon and book a white water rafting trip, go mountain biking, hiking, or rock climbing. Between driving time and adventuring, you’ll want to plan a longer trip for this mancation!
TEE TIME Florida, Alabama, Michigan
Pack your clubs into the RV and head out for a golf getaway with the guys! If you love golf, make a whole mancation out of it! Where you go is up to you. Florida is home to some of the best courses in the country, and could make for a warm winter getaway. Alabama features the legendary Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, with 22 courses for a great price. If you want to keep it closer to home here in Michigan, there are plenty of revered courses in the northern Lower Peninsula that you need to try out!
HEAD OUT ON THE HIGHWAY Appalachian Mountains
Looking for adventure? Get your motors running! A motorcycle trip through Appalachia will let you live like men! The terrain through Appalachia country is simply stunning, and where you go is up to you. You can ride some amazing trails through Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, but the Blue Ridge is especially popular for motorcycle tours! There is even an official Appalachian Mountains & Music Motorcycle Tour that spans over five days from Virginia to North Carolina, with amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and plenty of other incredible sights. Pack up your toy hauler and hit the road! We have an amazing selection of big toy haulers for sale here at Hamilton’s RV, so stop by before your motorcycle mancation!
CHEERS TO BEER Michigan, Colorado, Virginia
If you’re not a big bourbon drinker, plan a brewery tour with your buddies! This is another trip that you can do right here in Michigan, or head out and explore some of your favorite out-of-state brewers. Pack up the RV and spend a few days as you try out some of the best breweries in Michigan, from North Peak in Traverse City, a stop at Short's in Bellaire, down to Grand Rapids, Beer City USA, to spend some time at Founder’s and the numerous other fantastic brewpubs, and a strong finish down to Bell’s in Kalamazoo. Colorado is another fantastic place for a brewery tour, or just set up camp at Aquia Pines Camp Resort, which features an amazing onsite brewery where you can spend the weekend drinking to your heart’s content!
Which destination are you excited to try out for your mancation? Any one of these ideas will make for an awesome getaway with your buddies! Before you head out, stop by Hamilton’s and let our certified RV technicians get your RV maintenance done prior to your mancation adventures! If you’re in the market, we have a large selection of Michigan RVs here in Saginaw, so come on down today! As always, happy travels!