If you are lucky enough to live in the United States of America, we urge you to make the most of it and explore the beautiful country you live in. What better way to explore a place than to go on a road trip? Here, we bring you 20 of the best road trip destinations in the country. But before you go, make sure you are road-ready, and for that, you need to get your automobile serviced and ensure you have out-of-state auto insurance coverage.
- Badlands Scenic Byway
For a taste of good old American history, culture, and beautiful scenery, get on the I-90, take exit 131 and traverse the Badlands scenic byway, winding through the Black Hills.
- Downeast Maine
Don’t like the mountains, head on to the Lobster Trail/ Coastal Route 1. The road winds through fishing villages in New England and Belfast.
- Overseas Highway
The trip from Miami to Keywest through the 127.5-mile road is perfect for days you want to forget about the worries of the world.
- Blue Ridge Parkway
Imagine the views on this 469-mile road, connecting the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina.
- I-15 – From Las Vegas to Salt Lake City
Here you can enjoy the striking contrast between the desert’s mesmerizing colors to the pinks and purples of Las Vegas.
- Pacific Coast Highway
California’s Longest Highway extends along the beautifully dramatic pacific coastline. Driving along the 653-mile road might very well be a therapeutic experience.
- Wyoming to Glacier National Park Montana
Speaking of scenic drives, the one from Jackson Wyoming to the Glacier National Park in Montana might very well take the cake., offering travelers scenic cliffs, rivers, waterfalls, wildlife, and natural geysers.
- Route 66
Rock music fans are probably well-aware of route 66. Why not traverse the path your favorite signers love singing about and see what the hype is about?
- North Carolina Route 12
Part of this highway continues on a boat, so traveling on the Outerbanks is an exciting experience for sure.
- Great River Road
If you are up for a long trip, the 2000-mile road stretching along the banks of the Mississippi River is the perfect road for you. It passes through 10 states, offering various scenic stretches, including an old Native American Trail.
- Hana Coastline
Here you can view some stunning beaches and waterfalls. There are a total of 59 bridges along the route providing picturesque views of the coastline.
- Highway 101 – Oregon Coast
The Oregon Coast Highway offers views just as jaw-droppingly beautiful as those provided by California’s Pacific Coast Highway.
- Olympic Peninsula
The 300-mile road offers scenic views and several hiking spots that allow travelers to venture into the wild and explore nature.
- Alaska-Vancouver Highway
Fancy a trip to Canada? Well, get on the 1,390-mile highway for a smooth five-day road trip to British Columbia.
- Route 395 – California
Route 395 is not as hyped as the Pacific Coast Highway, but it is just as, if not even more beautiful. It is perfect for those who love the wild.
- Hamakua Coast
The Hamakua Coast Highway leading from Hilo to Honokaa offers incredibly scenic overlooks, including the Waipio Valley and the Hamakua waterfall.
- Flint Hills National Scenic Byway
On this route, you will pass through beautiful, lush grasslands that will make you want to pause and enjoy the sunset over the horizon and the grass change color with the sky.
- Hill Country Route
Winding through small towns, olive farms, rolling hills spattered with lavender and award-winning wineries, the hill country route has much to offer travelers.
- Richardson Highway
The highway includes two stretches of the Alaska State Scenic Byways, 100-miles each, views of glacier lakes, mesmerizing mountains, and waterfalls.
- Route 50 – the Loneliest Road
At some point in our lives, we have all dreamt of traveling on the road less traveled by. Well, not in the poetic sense, but in the literal sense, for city traffic can get crazy. Route 50, a.k.a. Loneliest road in the state, stretching from Maryland to Sacramento, is perfect for those who want to enjoy a nice, peaceful long drive.
But before you travel on either of these lengthy roads, make sure you have optimal auto insurance, or you may find yourself stranded in the middle of a road somewhere, with hefty repair bills, taking the joy out of what was supposed to be an amazing experience.