It might be a while before you go on a long journey with your family — but it never hurts to plan your next trip in advance so it’s less stressful when the time comes to hit the road. Here are some road trip tips to get your planning off on the right foot.
Skip rush hour
Plan to leave late in the evening or early in the morning to avoid rush hour traffic. This should make your driving less stressful. And, if you have young kids, this could also encourage them to get some sleep while you drive.
Put an adult in the back
If you have an adult ride in the back with the kids, he or she can help keep them occupied with games and other activities. This is especially helpful if your kids are still rear-facing in their car seats.
Take a break from electronics
There is no denying the saving grace of a game or movie on a tablet when attitudes take a turn for the worse. However, letting your kids feel bored can ignite their imaginations to come up with unique games. They can also stare out the window and enjoy any passing scenery.
Bring on the snacks
Fun snacks can quickly brighten any mood during a long road trip. Along with some family favorites, pack some new treats for variety.
Call us at Atzenhoffer if you’re in need of a new vehicle for the road trips you’re planning for later this year or early next year. We’ll help match you with the right model to suit your needs and preferences.
New Year’s Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time to consider how you’re going to celebrate the new year. If you’re looking for some place to countdown to 2020, make sure you consider one of these fun New Year’s Activities near Victoria, Texas.
The Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve Party
Step back in time at the Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve Party taking place in the Rose Ballroom at the historic Aumont Hotel. This soiree will feature jazz music all night long played by Choo-Cha Booch, delicious food, and a midnight champagne toast. So, why not get your Gatsby on at this wonderful event? Tickets cost $65.49.
New Year’s Eve Party with Gary Glenn & the 20x Band
Listen to great music and get ready to get 2020 started off on the right foot at the New Year’s Eve Party with Gary Glenn and the 20x Band. Located at the Freiheit Country Store, this event will have a balloon drop at midnight and drink specials throughout the night. It only costs $10 to attend, so get your tickets now!
2020 Black & White Masquerade Ball
Add an air of mystery to your New Year’s celebration this year. The Pale Horse Drinkery & Sky Bar is hosting a masquerade to ring in 2020. Dress in black-and-white formal attire, create a beautiful mask to go with your outfit, and head to dance the night away to music provided by the Gatsby Gang Jazz Band. Hors d’ouevres, desserts, party favors, and a champagne toast are all included in the general admission ticket price of $50.
Atzenhoffer wishes you and your family a wonderful New Year’s. Remember to call us for all of your vehicular needs this winter, or stop by to test-drive any of our shiny 2020 models.
’Tis the season once again when the spirit of Christmas is in the air. Though Victoria doesn’t get much in the way of snow, it’ll be a festive scene all December long with gatherings galore. If you’re already eager to celebrate, mark your calendars for these 2019 Christmas events in Victoria, TX.
Cookie Decorating Classes
Don’t rely on Pinterest if you want to whip up some fancy, festive holiday cookies. Turn to the experts at Brookie’s Cookies, who will be holding beginners’ classes throughout December at the Victoria Art League. Classes take place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Dec. 7, 14, 15, and 21, and there will be a Naughty Santa class for adults only at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 18. Tickets are $35 per class, and spots are filling up quick, so hurry up!
Lighted Christmas Parade
The greatest annual holiday tradition in Victoria by far is the Lighted Christmas Parade. This year’s parade takes place on Dec. 7 from 6-9 p.m. and will see some of our finest local organizations and businesses representing with grand floats and merry attire. Signups are still ongoing at the City of Victoria Parks & Recreation website, so if you’d like to be a part of the 2019 parade, act fast.
Christmas at the Zoo
Get your fix of Christmas lights and the world’s most magnificent creatures with the 2019 Christmas at the Zoo! event. Every Saturday and Sunday throughout December, the Texas Zoo will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and filled with lights, music, and joy. If you pop in between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., you can meet up with Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick himself for a photo.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year indeed, and it’s also a great time to stop into Atzenhoffer Chevrolet Cadillac Mazda Mitsubishi to check out our great selection of new and used vehicles. We hope to see you soon!
Victoria, Texas hosts a myriad of beautiful beaches nearby in its home along the Gulf of Mexico. Here are some of our favorite oceanside destinations to explore near this city.
Port Lavaca – 27 miles
Closest to Victoria is Port Lavaca, which has the largest and deepest bay in all of Texas. It offers a variety of fishing opportunities such as drift, kayak, and blue water offshore fishing.
Rockport – 40 miles
Rockport is home to the only Blue Wave Beach in the Lone Star State. This type of beach is unique in that it is exceptionally clean and has procedures set in place to protect the health of both people and the environment. With a free boat launch, windsurfing launch, and spacious children’s playground, this site is a pleasant destination for visitors of all ages.
Port O’Connor – 48 miles
Sport fishing is king in Port O’Connor, TX. If you’re seeking a deep-sea adventure on the Gulf of Mexico, rent one of the many charter boats available.
Aransas Pass – 76 miles
Sometimes called “saltwater heaven”, Aransas Pass is home to a spectrum of fish varieties. This bay is known for cooling off visitors with perpetual sea breezes.
Freeport – 121 miles
Although the longest trip from Victoria, Freeport’s beach offers a 3.5-mile expanse of sunbathing territory. For a relaxing day on a clean, litter-free beach, plan a day trip to this reputable location.
Contact us at Atzenhoffer if you’re in need of a new vehicle to transport you to and from these prime beach sites.