America’s Most Scenic Summer Road Trips for 2018

Take your top down for a ride and feel the fresh breeze along these extraordinary sight drives.

 

Many people nowadays take the easiest and most convenient way to travel which is flying. What happened to the old school drive across the country – where you see the best of your destinations breathtaking routes?

 

 

With summer just around the corner, travelers need to be reminded that traveling doesn’t have to be expensive, or even international.

 

 

You’re only a car ride away from discovering America’s hidden gems, along the coastal roads, and the perfect breeze to mess up your hair.

 

 

West Coast: California State Route 1

 

 

 

 

The well-known California coastline is a destination itself. The scenic route begins in San Diego and ends in San Francisco. Dare to take this route as where cell phones rarely receive connection.

 

 

Pull over: Enjoy some of the best views in the state by stopping by at Point Arena Lighthouse. The west coast route is the site of the Bixby Creek Bridge and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

 

 

Overseas Highway

 

 

 

 

This long bridge takes road trippers over the Atlantic Ocean and into the Florida Keys. The highway extends U.S. Route 1 through the Florida Keys and all the way to Key West with 113 miles of road that will take your expedition into a tropical getaway.

 

 

Pull over: You will come across spots where you can swim with dolphins, stop for snorkeling and kayak tours.

 

 

Hana Highway

 

 

 

 

The most visited Hawaiian highway is only 64 miles long but can take two-and-a-half hours to drive with no stops due to it’s twisty roads and one-lane bridges. Road trippers are advised to use a guidebook because of the poor phone connection.

 

 

Pull over: Some highlights of this road trip includes Twin Falls, Garden of Eden Arboretum, the Wailua Overlook and Koki Beach.

 

 

Route 66

 

 

 

Route 66 stretches from Chicago to Santa Monica making it one of the original and major highways in the U.S. A total of 2,448 miles of narrow highway is full of history, nostalgia, and sites you’ll see nowhere else.

 

Pull over: Stop at Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, see the world’s largest concrete totem pole at Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park.

 

 

Interstate 90

 

 

 

 

Interstate 90 spans from Boston to Seattle. The 3,024-mile coast-to-coast highway travels through 13 states making it America’s longest Interstate Highway.

 

 

Pull over: This route features the Jell-O Gallery Museum, Mount Rushmore and Niagara Falls.

 

Don’t know where to go on your next trip? Consider these five incredible road trips you must experience in your lifetime – with detailed all-American highlight key stops along the historic highways.

 

 

 

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