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10 Best Scenic Road Trips In America

If travel for you means getting into a car, putting on your favorite tunes, and just going wherever the roads leads, road tripping is for you.
Sucheta Pradhan May 8, 2020
In  USA, there are so many roads that will take you to places so beautiful you can’t even imagine. All you have to do choose your destination and pick the most beautiful road to take you there. We have compiled a list of some of the best road trips in USA, which will blow your mind!
Route 66
From: Santa Monica Pier, CA
  
To: Chicago, IL
Take this quintessential cross-country road trip along one of the old American highways that passes through eight different states.
Along the way, you’ll cross numerous historic sites and beautiful countryside in New Mexico and Missouri. If you’re a road tripping enthusiast, your trip along Route 66 will be an ultimate experience!
Pacific Coast Highway
From: San Francisco, CA
 
To: San Diego, CA
California is the best state for going on a road trip, thanks to its diverse landscape and so many places worth seeing. The Pacific Coast Highway will take you through the Californian coast, which covers about 655 miles of breathtaking views.
Take stops on the way at popular spots like Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, Big Sur National Park, and Solvang. This is, by far, the best road trip to take in summer.
Great River Road
From: Mississippi River, MN

To: Gulf of Mexico, LA
The Great River Road starts from the origin point of the mighty Mississippi River and passes through 10 different states before going down all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.
Along the way, you can take a halt in some of the major cities like St. Louis, Memphis, and New Orleans. But the best part about this road trip is that it will even take you to some less-trodden locations in the “fly over” states.
Washington-Oregon Coast
From: San Juan Island, WA

To: Brookings, OR
This is perhaps one of the most picturesque road trips in the United States. It takes you through America’s most dramatic Pacific Northwest coastline ...
... that boasts beautiful rocky beaches, awe-inspiring forests, and lip-smacking food.
The geographical diversity of this route offers is simply fascinating. The views along the way are so breathtaking that you’ll want to repeat this road trip with your loved one again!
Blue Ridge Parkway
From: Shenandoah National Park, VA

To: Asheville, NC
One of the most popular road trips in the US is the Blue Ridge Parkway. This road is controlled and managed by the US National Parks System, and it connects Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park to North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
While crossing this picturesque stretch of road, you can stop to take in beautiful views of the Skyline Drive, Luray Caverns, Natural Bridge, and more!
Ultimate Florida Road Trip
From: St. Augustine, FL

To: Destin, FL
Circle the entire state of Florida in this one single road trip. Start with St. Augustine, the oldest continuously living settlement in America, and then move into the interior while admiring some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country.
Make some much sought-after stops on the way, including Orlando, Miami, and Clearwater before ending your trip in Destin; you’ll make some really lovely memories on this road trip!
Cross Country on the I-90
From: Boston, MA

To: Seattle, WA
If you’re planning to go on a cross-country road trip across America, this is the best one. I-90 is the 3,000-mile stretch of road that runs along northern USA.
Make some of the most incredible stops on the way, including Niagara Falls, Chicago, Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, and Yellowstone National Park.
The Loneliest Road
From: Ocean City, MD

To: Sacramento, CA
US-50, the transcontinental highway of the United States, passes through twelve states and two state capitals. This is the best road trip to take with your friends.
Passing through miles-long deserted mountainous stretches of Nevada, this beautiful road trip will give you an otherworldly experience. On the way, stop by at Nevada Beach and the Great Basin National Park, among other places and don’t forget to take a lot of pictures!
Texas Hill Country Road Trip
From: Austin, TX

To: New Braunfels, TX
Texas, with its varied landscape and mesmerizing scenery, is the best state to go on an ultimate road trip with your better half. This road trip will take you through Austin, San Antonio, Fredericksburg, Boerne, and many other amazing Texan locations.
Explore Texan museums, stroll through the national parks, marvel at the historic sites, and taste some really lip-smacking food.
Also, indulge in various adventure activities like hiking, horseback riding, mountaineering, and the like!
The Las Vegas Loop
From: Las Vegas, NV

To: Zion National Park, UT
The Las Vegas Loop is for stronghearted people who love both, fun and adventure. Passing through three different states and six fascinating destinations, this trip will be one of the most memorable ones in your life.
Make stops at some of the most beautiful national parks of Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, visit the casinos of Las Vegas, and take a lot of photos. This road trip will never let you down!