Sure, MapQuest has long-since been known as the road warrior’s travel companion, offering accurate maps and directions to hurried, adventurous and seasonal travelers. But we happen to know you want more from this relationship. In fact, we’ve spent a lot of time getting to know just what you’re searching for this summer with our latest infographic.
For instance, we know a lot of you love national parks, so we created parks.mapquest.com as a completely devoted resource for information on the 58 U.S. national parks. Many of you visit these iconic destinations for overnight trips between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and even more of you stop at them along the way — called via points — the most popular being Yellowstone.
If you’re not planning on taking a trip across the country, MapQuest can also help you plan a backyard escape that takes only an afternoon. Last summer, we helped more than nine million people find a nearby place to get ice cream. What more could you want in the summer than easy-to-follow directions to a sundae?
While we can’t lower the high gas prices, we can tell you where the least expensive places to fuel up are. Gasprices.mapquest.com shares where to find the cheapest gas near you; so, if you do go to the Grand Canyon, you can make the trip there even easier by finding the least expensive gas stations and prices along the way.
Take a look at our Summer Travel infographic for more surprising stats and popular destinations, so you can get more out of the summer season. Because after all, life’s about the journey, right?