“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson
Does your imagination need a decent dose of reality? Taking a summer road trip in your spacious new Fiat 500L Lounge may be just what you need to rejuvenate your imagination. Discovering new places and planning a road trip doesn’t have to be a chore. Check out our list of the four best places to visit in your Fiat.
Check out the Wildlife at Cherohala Skyway
The breathtaking views, varied variety of wildlife and the many chances for exploration are just a few reasons to drive your Fiat 500L Trekking through the Cherohala Skyway. Your journey can start by driving through the mountains at Cherokee National Forest. With 600 miles of hiking trails and 400 species of animals, you’ll be sure to experience something unlike ever before. Don’t miss the charming views of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
At your next stop, Bald River Falls, you’ll be exploring the Tellico River. You can white-water raft, fish for some trout or even relax and relish the view of the 100 foot tall falls.
Bring your camera to your next stop at the Santeetlah Overlook because you won’t want to forget the panoramic sights of the Great Smoky Mountains. From the top of the overlook, you’ll be able to see 7 miles of rolling mountaintops and huge woods below.
Get a Taste of Louisiana’s Creole Country
Begin your southern adventure in Natchitoches, the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. Swing by the Historic District and take in over 100 historical structures ranging from forts to house museums. Don’t forget to add the five-acre Bayou Pierre Alligator Park to your schedule!
Enjoy the surroundings of the scenic plantations in a Fiat convertible. Take a break at the privately-owned Oaklawn, Cherokee and Beaufort Plantations for breath-taking sights of the grandeur structures and planted landscapes.
Head to North Historic Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania
Discover the opulent history of Virginia as you travel along the 175-mile long route of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground. This famous route will take you to historic towns from the American Revolution and Civil War. Make your way to Virginia to see Thomas Jefferson’s private home, Monticello and shadow in Jefferson’s paths as your tour the mansion’s gardens while catching a glimpse of the University of Virginia.
Then you can drive your Fiat across the Potomac River into Frederick, Maryland. There you’ll catch reenactments of the Civil War along with historic buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Last but not least, cross the Mason-Dixon Line and see Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Visit the monuments and battlefield made legendary by Abraham Lincoln’s well-known speech, the Gettysburg Address. The infamous Battle of Gettysburg transformed the course of the Civil War while claiming 51,000 soldiers’ lives.
Stay True to Your Roots in the Florida Keys
If loading up hundreds of miles on your new Fiat makes you cower, maybe it’s best to explore something new while remaining inside state lines. Key Largo is home to enthusiastic divers and tons of colorful sea life. Don’t miss out on the attractions of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. If you’ve always wanted to try snorkeling, tanning on the beach and exploring the ocean, Key Largo is the destination for you.
Pack up your gear into your Fiat and drive to your last stop in Tavernier. Here you’ll get to travel the Conch Reef while experiencing the Keys’ finest drift dive. Witness tropical fish swimming alongside eerie sunken ships, and see remarkable scenes of the Conch Reef.
Wherever you decide to go this summer in your Fiat, make it an unforgettable one!
Visit the team at Parks Fiat of Wesley Chapel or view our full line of new and used Fiats online. Schedule a test drive today! We’re located at 28647 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543. For more information, give us a call at (800) 340-9431.