White SUV and yellow tent near pond at sunset

Essential supplies to bring on your road trip in 2020

2020 is almost over, so if you’re going to take one last vacation before 2021 hits, now is the perfect time to do so! But where should you go, and what should you bring? Here are some of our top picks on road trip destinations, and the essential supplies to bring with you. Check it out!

What do I need for a road trip?

Family at picnic table in campground in woods

You probably know about the essentials like food and clothing, but here are some things that you may want to bring:

  • Tire patch kit
  • Jumper cables
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sunglasses
  • Portable chargers
  • Dry shampoo
  • Map
  • Wet Wipes
  • Headphones

Read more: How spacious is the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA?

Best national parks to go to in the United States

  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Great Smokey Mountains National Park
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Glacier National Park
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Zion National Park
  • Arches National Park
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Mammoth Cave

Best Mercedes-Benz models to roadtrip in

Now that you have your essential checklist and your road trip destination, it’s time to find the right model that can get you there and back again reliably. Here are a few of our top picks:

  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz GLA
  • Mercedes-Benz GLB
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE

If you’re going to drive a sedan, we suggest either the A-Class or the C-Class. These two are easy to drive and carry a reasonable EPA-estimated fuel economy. However, if you want a bit more space, the GLA, GLB, and GLE are all quality models that not only have the power needed to drive up and over mountain roads, but they also have spacious interiors and are ready to drive whatever trail you need. Both the GLA and GLB are off-road models as well, so if you are facing rougher terrain, these two are models you’ll want to drive!

You can find every model on this list and more at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale. We look forward to helping you find your dream car today!