January 27th, 2022
There is nothing better than a great road trip across the United States. Whether it’s a solo adventure or you’re taking the whole family, there is no shortage of amazing places in America. Now is the time to start planning your spring break or summer vacation. Here are the top three great road trip adventures across America:
The Pacific Coast Highway starting in California. The PCH is one of the most scenic drives in the world. The name is a bit of a misnomer these days by modern standards of what should be called a highway. At times, it hugs the rugged California coast and is only one lane each way. A lot of people seem to start up in Northern California and drive south. We think the opposite is better. Start way down south, in the San Diego area and take it up through Los Angeles. Make your way up past Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz, then post up in the Bay Area for a couple of days. Hit Sonoma and Mendocino Counties next and then keep going. You could go as far as you want, potentially up into Oregon or Washington State. Just make sure you take your time and enjoy the sites.
The East Coast. While the East Coast isn’t as jaw-droppingly beautiful as the West, it certainly has its charms. You can take I-95 from Maine to Florida, and if you have the time, you could drive the whole length. A great family road trip could include the theme parks in Orlando. If it’s just you and your partner, take your time and hit as many of the beach spots along the way as you can. If big city culture is more of your thing; New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. are obvious must-sees. Traveling in the fall? Spend your time ogling the fall colors of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. This route is full of destinations on the list of amazing places in America.
The Mojo Triangle. If you love American music, the Mojo Triangle is a must drive route. To experience it fully, drive from New Orleans to Memphis and then on to Nashville. New Orleans is, at least in terms of culture, a singularly American experience. Spend a few days soaking in the music, at one of the many jazz clubs on Frenchman Street. From there, head north through blues country. The area in Mississippi known as the Delta is renowned as the birthplace of Delta Blues. After the Delta, you will hit Memphis, which is the home of Sun Studios and Graceland. After you tip your cap to where Johnny Cash met Elvis, you need to head east to Music City, aka Nashville. Even if country music isn’t your thing, Nashville is the kind of town that can’t be missed. Make sure you check out the Country Music Hall of Fame and take in the local flavor at one of the honky tonks on Broadway.
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