Best Road Trips in the USA

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Touring the United States by car is a unique and beautiful experience, an experience that everyone has to do at least once in a lifetime. The country offers some of the best routes with scenic landscapes that you’ll never forget. No matter which state of United States you are in, you’re inevitably going to experience if not all, some of the journeys by road in the country.

The stunning routes of the United States are not only loved by the tourists but also the residents. You’ll see an influx of people driving with you on the roads you chose to drive on.

If you want to enjoy your best vacation, choose the route wisely that will not only help you reach places but also let you enjoy on the way. We have combined a list of some of the most popular and beautiful routes of the United States. Keep reading!

Highway 20

Highway 20 is undoubtedly the longest road in America that runs from Boston to Newport, passing through 12 states.

HIgway 20 - Best Road Trips in the USA
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The first stop you’ll see on this route is breathtaking Finger Lakes. You may take a short break at the lakes or even enjoy some hiking around.

If you look at these lakes from above, they look like the fingers of one hand (as the name says). Halfway through the route, visit the Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park in Nebraska. Then, admire the stunning beauty of Yellowstone National Park and end up admiring at the stunning landscapes of Oregon.

Pacific Coast Highway

The Pacific Coast Highway route is a dream route for beach and driving enthusiasts since it runs from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Through this incredible route, hundreds of kilometers of the drive will be made by the sea. 

You’ll be able to take short breaks at several beautiful locations such as the Big Sur or the Bixby Creek Bridge.

Pacific Coast Highway - Best Road Trips in the USA
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There is no doubt in the fact that touring Pacific Coast Highway is one of the best experiences you can enjoy in the United States. Although going from Los Angeles to San Francisco taking I-5 is the shortest way, you must not opt for that if you want to witness the scenic views that Pacific Coast Highway will offer you.

Blue Ridge Road

It is one of the most used routes of locals, considered a journey of breathtaking beauty that runs through Virginia and North Carolina.

With a length of 755 kilometers, this route runs through beautiful natural landscapes.

Blue Ridge Road - Best Road Trips in the USA
Photo Credit: Blue Ridge Parkway

Although this route is not as popular as other routes mentioned above, it indeed is one of the preferred routes by Americans. In addition to its Appalachian mountains, this route covers two large natural parks, one in each of the two states that it crosses. T Despite not being so well known, this route receives about 15 million visits annually.

In spring, the Blue Ridge road is flooded with colorful and beautiful wildflowers. During the autumn season, the color of the leaves looks out of this world. Not only is it a perfect route to drive by car, but it is also an ideal place for hiking, doing photography, filming, and contemplating the fauna that inhabits the area.

Hana Highway

The Hana Highway route located in Hawaii is another great road that is 104 kilometers long and is responsible for linking the cities of Kahului and Hana.

There is no doubt that this fabulous route is one of the major tourist attractions that draw the highest number of visitors, both locals and foreigners, to the Hawaiian island of Maui.

Hana Highway - Best Road Trips in the USA
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Although it is a relatively short route, it takes at least two and a half hours to complete it. You’ll be awe-struck by the number of bridges this road passes through, hundreds of caves, and not to miss the extreme winds.

It is worth traveling through the Hana Highway because it is one of the most beautiful roads of the United States thanks to its dreamlike landscapes.

Route 2

Those who like long road trips can enjoy their journey on Highway 2, a route that runs from coast to coast.

This renowned route links both oceans, starting in the state of Washington and ending in Maine.

Route 2 - Best Road Trips in the USA
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Through this route, you will be driving for about 3,404 kilometers through the states that are located in the northern part of the country, as well as some areas of Canada. On this route, you’ll be enthralled by the natural beauty of the country, including meadows, alpine forests, plains, and spectacular lakes. Keep your camera ready as you never know when you have to click next, as each scene of the journey is worth capturing.

Route 66

Walking along Highway 66, better known as Route 66, is the dream of many people since it is one of the most famous routes in the entire United States.

Route 66 crosses the country from one extreme to the other.

Route 66 - Best Road Trips in the USA
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Formerly, this route used to begin from Chicago and end up in Santa Monica (Los Angeles) and had a total of 3939 km.

 

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Although the route has been discontinued, it has been replaced by highways. Many sections of the route are well preserved, which you may see through the signboards.

This route offers a memorable journey to those driving by car. However, it would be best if you were focused all the time to avoid missing the signboards and historical sections.

Great River Road

Great River Road is another one of the best routes in the United States, mainly because this route runs parallel to the famous Mississippi River.

This route has a length of 3,330 kilometers and offers its visitors endless leisure and entertainment opportunities on the way.

Great river road - Best Road Trips in the USA
Photo Credit: Wisconsin Great River Road

The route passes through 10 states and hundreds of stunning river towns. The Great River Road is not only the longest but also the most scenic in America.

Along the Great River Road, you’ll find many exciting things to enjoy, including festivals, learning about the locals’ culture, and eating delicious dishes wherever you stop by.

Seward Highway

Alaska is home to some of the most impressive landscapes in the United States.

The highway runs from the US state of Alaska to Seward through the stunning Kenai Peninsula, Turnagain Arm, Chugach National Forest, and Kenai Mountains.

Seward Highway - Best Road Trips in the USA
Photo Credit: Alaska Photography by Mike Criss

According to drivers, the Seward Highway is not only extraordinarily scenic but also one of the most dangerous roads in Alaska.

 

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The breathtaking scenery is enough to distract drivers on the road.

Make sure to check the weather before you plan to go by this highway as it may get challenging in the winter season, and not everybody can drive in snow.

 

Originally posted 2020-02-24 04:29:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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