As the weather has recently been showing, summer is upon us, which means months of warm air, sun, and school-free kids are ahead of us. One way to keep your summer exciting without breaking the bank is by taking day trips or short road trips to a weekend getaway, and there’s no better way to do that than in a Ford car, SUV, or truck. And luckily, there’s a lot to see and do not far from Shelbyville, KY. 

If you and your family love the outdoors, you’re probably already familiar with Taylorsville Lake that is a short drive away, has beautiful scenery and plenty of outdoor fun. So pack up, and if you’re lucky enough to own a boat, hitch it to your 2017 Ford F-150 and head south for a day of boating and fishing. If you want to go further, you can easily fill a weekend camping at the Hoosier National Forest. You can fit the family and your tents in a 2017 Ford Escape, and you’ll find hiking trails, mountain biking, and even rock climbing!

But we also know that some of us prefer to stay cool indoors during the summer, and if that’s you, you can take a fun drive in a 2017 Ford Fusion to nearby Louisville, KY. Even if you’re not a huge sports fan, the Louisville Slugger Museum is a fascinating look at a key piece of America’s favorite pastime. The Kentucky Derby Museum will let you relieve the fun and excitement of the yearly horse races all over again, and the Louisville Mega Cavern will add a dash of excitement to your visit.

Whether you just need a few hours to yourself, or want to take the kids for a fun-filled weekend, the possibilities are endless as long as you have a great car to get there. Get the process started with a visit to O’Brien Ford of Shelbyville, and talk to an expert Ford dealer. Drivers will enjoy the time on the road as much as the destination in a new Ford truck, car, or SUV.