The Official Destination of National Road Trip Day is Pontiac!

National Road Trip Day 2023 is this Friday, May 26th and the Official Destination is Pontiac, IL!

The Friday before Memorial Day is declared National Road Trip Day and serves as the official kickoff of the summer road trip season. Millions of Americans hit the road each year over the long weekend, visiting friends and family while paying tribute to our American heroes.

Beginning at 11 am, join hundreds of classic and modern cars as they kick off the weekend with an official destination proclamation at Wally's in Pontiac. Afterward, travel along Route 66 and explore the hidden treasures and museums along the way!

Pontiac is the perfect destination for anyone looking to experience the nostalgia of Route 66 while also enjoying the charm of a small town. From historic landmarks to unique museums and vintage shops, this town offers many activities to enjoy. Visit the Route 66 Museum to learn of the mother road's history, check out a performance at the Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center, or visit the unique shops and diners in the area. 

Aside from its rich history and lively atmosphere, Pontiac offers comfy, convenient lodging. Feel right at home at the Best Western Pontiac Inn. This hotel is the perfect place to stay for a productive business trip or a relaxing vacation. Rejuvenate after a business meeting or spend the day exploring local attractions such as the Route 66 museum, Livingston County War Museum, and the Pontiac-Oakland Museum. 

Right off of I-55 and delivering friendly customer service, free WIFI, and complimentary breakfast, make the Quality Inn in Pontiac your oasis for the perfect getaway to Route 66. Another hotel right off I-55, The Hampton Inn, delivers all the comfort and convenience you need to enjoy your vacation. Some benefits of the Hampton Inn include free hot breakfast buffets, a fitness center, an indoor heated pool, a business center, and a 24-hour treat shop. 

Plan ahead for the big day!

Two in five road trippers find travel apps very helpful when planning their trip, and mapping out your stops ahead of time can be a great way to save both time and money. Check out the Heritage Corridor VisitWidget or download the Heritage Corridor app to put together a plan for your trip.