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AAA Road Trip Planner – Save While You Road Trip

Plan and save on your next road trip with the AAA road trip planner. With Skyscanner and AAA you can stay at the best hotels and travel in style for less.

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AAA offers a variety of trip planning services. Their bread and butter are the TripTik Maps & TourBook Guides. TripTik Maps gives you point-to-point directions that are thorough including construction delays and detours. You can also find the best fuel prices for your route while locating AAA approved hotels and restaurants. TourBook Guide gives you a comprehensive review of lodging, restaurants, and attractions for wherever your trip takes you.

Planning Your Trip 

To start, head to the TripTik Map and enter your starting and ending points. For example, if you’re starting in Detroit and taking a road trip to Orlando, add those as your origin and destination accordingly. From there AAA provides you with lodging, restaurants, attractions, gas, and even places to save as a AAA member. You can also adjust the locations to see rest stops or somewhere else you plan to take a break along the way. 

Save on Your Trip


Using AAA’s suggested route, AAA members can save at a ton of locations, At Tanger Factory Outlets you can save up to 20% just for being a member. Receive discounts up to 30% off at stores like Reebok, BonWorth, and Sports Paradise to name a few. These retail discounts are available in-store and online.

Vehicle Maintenance

While a breakdown or car troubles are never ideal, finding a AAA service station is easy. AAA will list all the mechanics on your route where you can save 10% or more on labor, discounts, and repairs. For help on avoiding a trip to the service station, check out our tips on preparing for a road trip.


Another way to save using TripTik is by using their fuel tab. The fuel tab lists all of the gas stations on your route with prices so you can compare while on the road. In the fuel tab, you also estimate the cost of gas for your trip by entering a few details about your vehicle.

AAA eTourBook Guides

An eTourBook Guide is perfect for the on the go traveler who needs information quickly in a format that is easily accessible. This guide is designed to provide detailed travel information for specific destinations. The eTourBook is even compatible with your smartphone or tablet once you download the app. There are over 50 of these downloadable books that include suggested 3-day trip itineraries and insider information. Since this is exclusive content, you have to be an existing AAA member.

Road Trip Idea – Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio

Take a road trip to one of the world’s best amusement parks, Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. Home to 17 extreme roller coasters and 72 total rides this park is the perfect destination for families, thrillseekers, groups, and more. For a fun-filled weekend, you can use AAA’s TripTik to help plan your trip. Whether you are coming from a neighboring state like Michigan, Ohio or cross-country this tool will help you save on tickets, restaurants, hotels, and more. 

Top Rated Restaurants by AAA in Sandusky

TripTik also lists recommended restaurants close to your destination. For example, Sandusky’s Crush Wine Bar, Mon Ami, and Zinc Brasserie which are all rated at least 3 diamonds on the AAA Inspector Rating Scale. 

Save On Attractions Near Sandusky

Search surroundings on your route to find other attractions such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Toledo Zoo, and Imagination Station.

Receive discounts at nearby places like 5% off at Grand Traverse Pie Company or 25% off home decor at Granary Gift and Furniture Barn. Discounts like the ones mentioned can be found in any destination in the United States.

Events in Sandusky, OH

Another really great feature that TripTik has is the event options. It will display events happening at the time of your trip or things happening in the near future. Around Sandusky, you might find events like the Sandusky Shores Music Fest, Erie County Fair, or 80’s Weekend.

Erie County Fair

In July the Erie County Fair in Sandusky is a great place where families can ride amusement rides, check out the derby races, and see all the 4H animals.

The Sandusky Shores Music Festival

Held each year in August and boasts some well-known performers like Montgomery Gentry, Coltford, Jessica Hannan, and more. 

80’s Weekend

If the 80’s is your thing, another August festival is 80’s Weekend in Sandusky. Dress up for theme nights, dance, and binge on some classic 80’s movies on multiple venues throughout the city and Cedar Point.


Prepare to be scared when Cedar Point hosts it’s annual Halloween themed parties in October. While the rides remain open, you’ll also catch new haunted attractions and performances happening throughout the park.

So Many Ways To Save With AAA

The AAA road trip planning option provides curated trip ideas by geographic location. Ranging from the Pacific Southwest to the Mid-Atlantic there are road trips mapped out and destined to please people of all ages. There are over 450 detailed itineraries to help plan that special trip; just select a region and start exploring.  

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