What Summer Travel in the ’50s Looked Like

Travel back in time.

The 1950s! It was that golden era of rock and roll and Marilyn. A time of lavish cars, colorful clothes, and shiny appliances that made life easier. It also happened to be a swell time for travel. Some popular travel destinations in the 1950s included:

Hanging out at the “ultra modern” Beach Waves Motel in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey.

The Los Angeles Ambassador Hotel; before it became infamous and was simply famous.

Homowack Motel in Spring Glen, New York.

Le Baron’s Coffee Shop in Idaho Falls.

Relax by the pool and feel that summer wind blowing at Oklahoma’s Woodward Motel.

Peace and relaxation at Lake Havasu.
That’s not a mirage, it’s the Hacienda Del Sol Ranch Hotel in Tucson.

Where else could Peggy and Johnny perfect their shuffleboard game than at the good ol’ Fernwood Motel in Bushkill, Pennsylvania.

For some family fun, head on over to Casino Pier & Rides in Seaside Park.

Splishing and splashing at Golden Host Motel in Sarasota.

San Francisco

Long Island!

Googie architecture at its finest in Hallandale Beach, Florida.

“On Highway 40, 12 miles west of Reno. Your last stop in Nevada and your last chance for a good 5-cent cup of coffee.”

All photos from Flickr/1950s Unlimited

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