While public transportation might be unappealing to people right now, look to the open roads which bring endless adventure to plan your next adventure. Next time you have a few weeks, clear your schedule and choose one of the best road trip routes to embark on!
Pacific Coast Highway
Starting up in Washington state and ending in San Diego, CA, the Pacific Coast route follows Highway 101 which transitions into California’s famed Highway 1. This route features amazing beach and scenic views, especially of California’s gorgeous coast. This highway is also nice in that the highways are not normally very large, allowing for less traffic congestion. This route also passes many parks such as Olympic National Park and Redwood National Park. The route also features many well-known cities such as San Francisco, Monterey, and Los Angeles.
Rout 66 spans from Chicago to Los Angeles and evokes old-timey America. It’s one of the U.S.’ oldest interstate highways, though it mainly passes through all of America’s “backroads.” It contains the old-school charm which appeals to those looking specifically for a historical road trip. Many midwest cities such as Chicago, St. Louis, Santa Fe, Sedona, and Santa Monica line the route, so if a lot of time allows, this route is perfect for exploring America’s midwest and forgotten roads.
Appalachian Trail/Blue Ridge Parkway
The driving highway follows closely with the hiking trail which winds all the way from Maine to Georgia, ensuring that gorgeous views abound. Scenic attractions include Vermont’s Green Mountains, the Berkshires, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and then Shenandoah National Park which includes the acclaimed Blue Ridge Parkway. There are numerous cultural attractions just off the trail, such as Charlottesville, Virginia, which boasts the University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, which are both World Heritage Sites. The Appalachian driving route offers no shortage of amazing mountain views making it one of the best road trip routes.
Questions about the best U.S. road trip routes to discuss on Ohlelo:
- Which route sounds the best and would you travel on?
- Have you driven on any of the above mentioned highways? Which are the best sites you saw or stopped at?
- What are some other good routes in the U.S. that are worthy of going on?
- What are the advantages to traveling via car right now?