Home may be where the heart is, but there’s nothing as magical as a world-class road trip across the country. This summer, leave your heart on the doorstep and take to the open road in an all-new Honda. When you return, you’ll have some tales to tell and framed photos to display on the mantel. Here are the three best Honda models you should buy or lease in preparation for your summer vacation away from Columbus.

Tailgating Weekend

If you’re football fanatic, grab some pals, pack a cooler, and head out for a weekend-long tailgating adventure! To make your Sunday even better, bring along the Honda Ridgeline, an award-winning truck that seats five and doesn’t lack ingenuity.

Its dual-hinge bed door allows for easier loading and unloading of tailgating gear, including your grill, tables, and camping equipment. An In-Bed Trunk® is hidden under the bed, allowing up to 7.3 cubic feet of storage for food, utensils, and all the IPAs you’ll need. Built-in audio and electrical outlets pair perfectly with your portable big-screen, allowing you watch all the early-game action while your team preps for the late game. 

Based in and around Columbus, our Central Ohio Honda Dealers have no shortage of professional pigskin players to cheer for, including those rostered on the Browns and Bengals. (Of course, we’re also just a short drive from Midwestern teams like the Lions, Colts, and Steelers.) But no matter the stadium you choose, whether home or away, the Ridgeline is destined to become your trusted tailgating companion.

The Quintessential Family Road Trip

Planning a family-friendly trip can be stressful, but there’s nothing you wouldn’t do to give your kids a memorable childhood. If you’re in Columbus, take the highway north into Sandusky, OH, where the roller coasters and water slides run for miles. That’s right—Cedar Point is a must-visit amusement park to build your family road trip around. With its 30-plus attractions, Lake Erie activities, and tons of kids rides, everyone should find their summertime place in the sun up in Sandusky.

Honda Odyssey

And the best vehicle to get you there is none other than the Honda Odyssey. A best-selling minivan and perennial fan favorite, the Odyssey features an innovative Magic Slide 2nd-Row Seat™—to separate the kids before the backseat turns into a Hunger Games film—tri-zone climate controls, built-in sunshades, and CabinControl™ Social Playlist, which gives everyone access to the playlist. To keep the happy campers in the back happy campers, click “play” on a favorite film and broadcast it on the second-row 10.2-inch screen. Best yet is the HondaVAC®, an industry-first vacuum that makes clean-up a breeze, allowing you to suck up old fries and Lake Erie sand.

Road Trip Duos

Who says you have to find thrills on a coaster or in the stands at a football game? For those couples or friends who’d rather set their sights on the open road, now’s the summer to do so. Head south from Columbus to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, where thousands of forested acres await you. Rent a cabin for a week, take to the various hiking trails, and bike, fish, and picnic your way into the photo album. And don’t forget to view the 2017 Solar Eclipse, which is on August 21st!

new Honda Accord Hybrid

Only a few hundred miles stand between this beautiful national park and Columbus-living you, and the new Honda Accord Hybrid is ready to guide you there. Returning 49 mpg on the highway, this hybrid is a stud, allowing you to make fewer pit stops at the gas station. But its impressive fuel economy isn’t the only reason for its mass appeal. The Accord Hybrid also features dual-zone AC, heated seats, built-in navigation, a premium 360-watt sound system, and enough cargo space for a few pieces of luggage (and then some).

Get Road-Trip Ready with a New Honda in Columbus

You’re just one visit to our Central Ohio Honda Dealers away from that perfect vacation. With numerous locations around Lancaster, Dublin, Westerville, and Zanesville, we’re just a short drive away from the beginning of your summertime fun. So, start planning all those road trips now by contacting your nearest Columbus Honda dealership, and be sure to ask about our current Honda offers so that you can spend more at your destination, not on the car to get you there.


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