One of the things that will never change in life are road trips. Who wouldn’t want to go on a long trip and explore beautiful sceneries with friends and family?
From playing great music while heading out of the city to scheduling stops to simply enjoy the view, you can go on a road trip any time of the year, regardless of the season and the people you want to share the experience with.
If you are planning to go on a USA road trip but you don’t know where to start, let us give you some trip ideas that will help you enjoy the experience
Explore route 66
Let’s start with a classic road trip so you can get familiarized with key locations that are America’s favorites.
Route 66, also affectionately known as “The Mother Road,” takes you from Lake Michigan to LA, which is awesome because of the attractions that you can spot while on the road.
This all-American road trip gives you access to places of interests including: Saint Joseph (America’s oldest church) in Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico; Texas Cadillac Ranch, the world’s largest rocking chair in Missouri; and other diners and motels that you normally find in movies which are worth checking.
Check the Great River Road
You cannot talk about beautiful, scenic drives without mentioning Great River Road. Following the course of the Mississippi River, the Great River Road crosses 10 states full of natural beauty and rich history.
If you enjoy the spirit of nature, check for the most popular wildlife resorts during your drive including: Yazoo Refuge and the Theodore Roosevelt Refuge.
Try not to miss those quaint river towns on your way south and reach Louisiana for a traditional po’boy sandwich and listen to some jazz if you ever stop in New Orleans.
Scenic Pacific Coast Highway
When it comes to scenic drives, the Pacific Coast Highway never disappoints first-time and experienced adventurers.
As the journey starts from the northern Californian and Oregon border, take a non-stop 10 hour drive to San Diego and check for the most stunning coastal views, villages, and the protected forests, which are highly recommended.
From the iconic bridge in San Francisco to “Little Denmark” in Solvang, there’s no way you can get bored with so much to explore.
Enjoy the Loneliest Road in America
This popular road starts from Ocean City, Maryland all the way to Sacramento, California. By crossing 12 states and 4 state capitals, you’ll need to wait until reach Nevada to enjoy an otherworldly experience.
This adventure will come with miles of scenic mountains, large dessert valleys, and dusty highways. Remember that the name is all about marketing but the experience is fabulous.
Bring your camera to capture the great views of Nevada Beach and the Great Basin National Park, which are a must-see.
What about driving through the Overseas Highway?
If you are reluctant to spend long hours sitting behind the wheel, what about planning a mini road trip instead?
The Overseas Highway offers a mini road trip that only takes between 3 to 4 hours drive and gives you the chance to stop at two of Florida’s best beach spots.
Stop in Miami to explore the beautiful sandy beaches, practice some surfing, and check on the art deco that the city has to offer. Then, drive south until you reach Key West without missing every island on your way south.
You can visit Ernest Hemingway’s house in town and explore the best coral reefs to dive in. Did we mention that Key West is the nearest point to Cuba?
The High Road to Taos offers uniqueness
The 56-mile High Road to Taos delivers everything you expect from a road trip including: a high desert, scenic mountains, forests, cute farms, Spanish Land Grant villages, and Pueblo Indian villages.
From Rio Grande to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, this New Mexico route is a classic adventure with a hispanic touch.
If you are fond of artisan crafts, visit old Hispanic villages, like Chimayo, Penasco and Truchas for an awesome experience.
Hill Country never disappoints
Hill Country offers beautiful views, friendly locals, hidden swimming holes, scenic hills, and cute towns that will make you want to stay there.
The trip starts from San Antonio and follows a route to Bandera, the cowboy capital of the world, where you can dance and enjoy delicious local food.
Explore the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, where you can Instagram some pictures of the famous pink rock. Just before you leave, don’t forget to visit Guadalupe River if you are into rafting, fly fishing and canoeing.