Whether you’re more keen on exploring the West Coast and it’s brilliant beaches or the East Coast and it’s stunning coastline or you’d like to drive from one side of the country to the other, you’ve come to the right place. Simply continue reading to discover a guide to the best road trips to take in the United States.
The Pacific Coast Highway:
If you’ve always dreamed of visiting California, it’s a great idea to make plans to drive along one of the most iconic highways in the USA, the Pacific Coast. Highway. The Pacific Coast Highway spans the distance of the USA’s west coast and begins in San Diego and snakes it way up to Seattle, which borders on to Canada. Some of the main cities which you should visit if you plan to drive the legendary Pacific Coast Highway include San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Eureka and Astoria.
If you want to make your trip special, it may be a good idea to pack a wetsuit and a surf board to explore the many surf beaches that you’ll pass on your journey or to hire a convertible, so that you’ll be able to feel the wind through your hair as you make your way up or down the stunning West Coast.
If you are also interested in exploring the coastline that the East Coast has to offer, you may want to complete the similarly well known Cape Cod drive. While it’s only 25 miles, if you want to stop and see some of the beaches and attractions that make Cape Cod so popular it can take you two full days to complete the drive. Some of the beaches that are well worth stopping at include Sandy Neck Beach, which is a picture perfect six mile beach which offers phenomenal views and Nauset Beach which is popular with tourists, fishermen, surfers and boogie boarders.
While you may know that Route 66 is one of the most famous roads in the country, you may not be aware that it is one of the original roads which comprised the U.S Highway System. If you’re searching for a road trip that may take you over a week to complete, it’s well worth taking on the challenge of completing Route 66. Which spans from starts in Chicago, Illinois and makes its way across the country to Santa Monica pier in the city of angels, Los Angeles.
Some of the quirky attractions which you’ll get to tick off your bucket list on this iconic road trip include The Gateway Arch in St Louis ,the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, the Meramec Caves in Missouri and the 66 Drive in Theater. Although the best attraction which is located on Route 66 has to be the Grand Canyon. Which every tourist should visit at least once in their lifetime due to it’s awe inspiring view.
So if you want to explore the West Coast, the East Coast or to drive from one side of the country to the other, hopefully you’ve found a road trip that takes your fancy.