Take the Wheel Road Trip Playlist

GS LOVE / March 7, 2017
Take the Wheel Road Trip Playlist, GS LOVE Road Trip Series

The Ultimate Road Trip Playlist for Spring Break

An estimated 1.5 million students go on spring break each year. While Key West may be the number one U.S. destination spot, the team at GS LOVE has some different ideas for the ultimate road trip.  Our Take the Wheel Road Trip Playlist will take you for miles to come.  Leave us a comment and let us know which songs we should add to our list!

We’ve rounded up our top picks for Spring Break destinations and the songs we’d play along the way.


GS LOVE Take The Wheel Ultimate Road Trip Playlist 


Song: “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”, Mike Posner

Road Trip: Tahiti (Apparently Joe has a waterproof car)

Mountain peaks, crystal clear water and white sanded beaches attract visitors each year to this island getaway.  Although you would need the Batmobile to make it across the ocean, it’s such a spectacular island (and since this is a fantasy list), we’ll allow it.  

– Joe, Photographer


Song: “Going to California”, Led Zeppelin

Road Trip Destination: Utah > Nevada > Washington

Robert Plant is reported to say the song “might be a bit embarrassing at times lyrically, but it did sum up a period of my life when I was 22.”  Ahhh, to be young and free.  Playing this classic on the road may capture some groupies of your own!  

– Ramona, Customer Service


Song: “To Live & Die in L.A.”, 2PAC

Road Trip Destination: Big Sur, California

An ode to the city he loved, 2PAC Shakur breaks down what makes this city so great.  Star-studded sidewalks, world class opportunities, and the culture of the people that inhabit this great city attract thousands each year.  Boasting 10.1 million people within the city, it’s hard to argue the attraction.  “To live and die in L.A., it’s the place to be” still echoes the pride current day Angelenos live and feel.  
– Kim, Makeup Artist

Song: “Dontcha”, The Internet

Road Trip Destination: Joshua Tree, California

This Grammy-nominated neo-soul R&B band was formed in early 2011 and quickly catapulted to the top of the charts.  Although this Los Angeles quintet has grown a fan base over the years, they still seem to keep their egos in check while providing dancey R&B beats.  

– Stephanie, Social Media


Song: “Strawberry Fields”, The Beatles

Road Trip Destination: New York

New York — what we can say?  The metropolis provides countless designers and artists, endless street style inspiration, and killer food from cultures across the world.  From NYC to upstate New York, there’s always a new place to explore.  
– Julie, Buyer’s Assistant

Song: “Thousand Miles”, Vanessa Carlton

Road Trip Destination: San Francisco

Winding streets, trolley cars, and the unbeatable view of the Pacific Ocean with rolling clouds make for unforgettable memories.  Big City vibes are strong in this 46.87-mile piece of land.  Stop by Broderick Street to see the actual houses from the television classic, Full House and re-live a childhood moment.

– Gemma, Digital Content


Song: “Dreams”, The Cranberries

Road Trip Destination: New York

The 90’s vibes rage in the hit-single by The Cranberries.  Turn the radio up and tour the streets of old New York with this number from our road trip playlist.  Bonus points for angsty photos captured on the ‘gram.  

– Taylor, Stylist


Song: “Reminder”, The Weeknd

Road Trip Destination: Miami, Florida

You can drive as far as you’d like, but The Weeknd is going to remind you where you’ve been.  Miami, Florida may be one of the few places you can forget with pulsing nightclubs, endless options for Cuban food, and a beach that goes on for days.  

– Celeste, Model


Song: “Englishman in New York”, Sting

Road Trip Destination: New York

Thousands have made from their native lands to make a life in America.  This song celebrates where we’ve been and how far we’ve come.  What better place to remember it all than the place where the Statue of Liberty welcomes us all.  

– Yena, Buyer


Song: “Turn on Me”, Future

Road Trip Destination: Canada

A short drive away from beautiful New York will take you to Canada.  Holding the title of the second largest country in the world, you’ve have plenty of exploring to do here.  Maple syrup,  more lakes than the rest of the world combined, and a penchant for politeness (Residents of Churchill, Canada leave their cars unlocked to offer strangers a place to escape from Polar Bears!) attract  Americans each year.  Just don’t forget your visa!

– Brianna, Customer Service

Song: “Uptown Funk”, Bruno Mars

Road Trip Destination: Seattle, Portland

With the argument of which is better, why not visit both?  Seattle’s killer music scene and unmatched craft brewery welcome spring breakers with open arms.  Portland, also known as Rose City, attracts visitors with their lush landscapes, city food carts and Powell’s bookstore, which takes up an entire city block.  Double city road trip?  We’re in.

– Alex, IT Department

Song: “Time After Time”, Cindy Lauper

Road Trip Destination: San Antonio, Texas

This family-friendly getaway is rich in American history.  Celebrating its 300th year in 2018, visitors will find a culture deeply entwined by the history of Spaniards, Mexicans, Germans, and current day inhabitants.  Visit the River Walk and dine on authentic Mexican food – and make sure to visit the Alamo!

– Jackie, Graphic Designer

Song: “Slide”, Calvin Harris

Road Trip Destination: Canada

So Canada may not be the first destination that comes to mind when you think spring break, but the lure of hot tubs isn’t stopping us from serious consideration.  Visit Hotel de Glace in Quebec City, an ice hotel that features a skating ring, ice slide and, hot cocoa for the kids and cocktails served in ice glasses for adults.  

– Tiffany, Photo Editing


What should we add to our road trip playlist?!  Leave us a comment below to be featured!

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