Top Road Trips in Every State: The Best Road Trips in the USA
Top Road Trips in Every State: The Best Road Trips in the USA

It has never been more exciting to hit the road to get away from it all and see new places. There is a thrill for everyone on these trips, from the beautiful coasts to the epic mountains and even whiskey and music trails.

You can go on a trip whether you have a weekend, a week, or a month.

Here are The Most Iconic Road Trips in Every State to help you plan your next trip, whether you want to find less-traveled roads or a cheaper way to get away.

1. Mobile to Fort Morgan in Alabama

Mobile to Fort Morgan in Alabama
Mobile to Fort Morgan in Alabama

It only takes two hours to drive from Mobile to the white sand beaches of the Gulf Coast. This makes it a great place for a weekend road trip. Before you know it, you’ll be on island time. Just take I-10, Baldwin Beach Express to Foley Beach Express.

From the zoo to the beach, you can see more than 500 animals.

The 32-mile-long peninsula has beaches with sugar-white sand where you can fish, look for dolphins, or visit the 200-year-old Fort Morgan. To get there, take AL-180 or AL-182.

2. Alaska’s Anchorage to South Pole

Alaska's Anchorage to South Pole
Alaska’s Anchorage to South Pole.

A lot of people put Alaska on their “bucket list” of places to visit. It’s amazing to drive on the Seward Highway, whether you want to stretch your cruise or go on a road trip vacation. The Highway from Anchorage goes between the water and the tall hills of the Chugach Mountains.

You can choose from a number of National Heritage areas along the route to learn more about the past of the strong people who have lived here.

3. From the Phoenix to the Grand Canyon in Arizona

From the Phoenix to the Grand Canyon in Arizona
From the Phoenix to the Grand Canyon in Arizona

This part of I-17 could be driven in four hours, but give yourself a week to enjoy all of its beauty. You can get to Montezuma Castle National Monument from Phoenix by going north.

Next, stay in Sedona for two days or more to see the 1.8 million-acre Coconino National Forest, which has beautiful red rocks and pine woods.

Enjoy college life in Flagstaff and stargazing at Lowell Observatory. As a big finale, visit the South Rim of the big Canyon, which is 90 minutes away.

4. The Eudora to Ohama County in Arkansas

From the Phoenix to the Grand Canyon in Arizona
From the Phoenix to the Grand Canyon in Arizona

A 300-mile Great Highway 65 Road Trip will take you across the whole state. Some of Arkansas’s most popular sights are right next to U.S. 65.

Drive north from the southern delta of the state to Pine Bluff, which has museums, history, and a lot of family-friendly activities.

Visit the state capital, Little Rock, and the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum while you’re there. Next, go on a hike up Pinnacle Mountain to the top of East Summit Trailhead to enjoy the view. Woody Hollow State Park is a great place to stop on the way to Clinton.

Visit the well-known Natural Bridge of Arkansas and canoe on the Buffalo National River as the last part of your car trip.

5. Getting from San Francisco to San Diego in California

Getting from San Francisco to San Diego in California

The Pacific Coast Highway in California is one of the most well-known road trips in the United States. Over a 600-mile trip that lasts two weeks, you can enjoy everything Texas has to offer.

Check out both big cities and small towns. For example, San Francisco and Los Angeles are great places to start.

Enjoy the wine country in Santa Barbara, the beautiful mountains in Big Sur, the glitz of Hollywood, and the fancy beach towns in Orange County.

San Diego has great weather and fun things for the whole family to do at the end of your trip.

6. The National Parks Loop in Colorado

The National Parks Loop in Colorado
The National Parks Loop in Colorado

Along with four of our country’s beautiful National Parks, this epic week-long road trip takes you to beautiful places like Red Rocks Canyon and Garden of the Gods near Colorado Springs.

One reason to start and end your trip in Denver is their convenient international airport. They also have a busy downtown area and a craft beer scene.

On your way to Great Sand Dunes National Park from Denver on I-25 South, stop at the sandstone rock sites in Colorado Springs. Next, go west on 160 to get to Mesa Verde National Park, which is famous for having well-preserved Pueblo cliff houses.

Enjoy the stunning mountain views as you drive back north on CO-145 and US-550. You can also go climbing in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

Plan to stop in Glenwood Springs on your way north to Rocky Mountain National State Park so you can enjoy exciting outdoor activities.

7. From Lisbon, Connecticut, to North Woodstock

From Lisbon, Connecticut, to North Woodstock
From Lisbon, Connecticut, to North Woodstock

You can take this 32-mile drive on National Scenic Byway State Route 169 for a day trip or a vacation close to home. Spend some time in the quiet towns and landscapes of New England instead of the big cities.

The Quinebaug and Shetucket River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Mashamoquet Brook State Park, and the historical sites in Canterbury, Brooklyn, and Woodstock are all worth your time. The fall is a great time to visit.

8. From New Castle in Delaware to Fenwick Island

From New Castle in Delaware to Fenwick Island
From New Castle in Delaware to Fenwick Island

This 100-mile road trip takes you through the whole state. Take the Bayshore Byway in New Castle. It is a beautiful two-lane road that goes along the Delaware River and bay.

Have lunch or a snack in old Dover before going to one of the quiet small towns that are far from the interstate.

Take Highway One to get to the popular beach towns of Rehoboth, Dewey, and Bethany Beach when the byway ends.

9. From Miami to Key West in Florida

To the southernmost part of the United States, U.S. Route 1 Mile Zero, one of the most famous road trips in America takes you from a lively, multiethnic city to the edge of the world.

From Miami to Key West is 150 miles, and the Seven Mile Bridge spans the water between towns and islands in the Florida Keys.

Before you get to Key West, take your time and stop at beaches, state parks, and places that have won awards.

10. From Atlanta, Georgia, to Helen

On a road trip along US-19 N, you can leave the sprawling city of Atlanta behind and see Georgia’s rolling hills, rivers, and mountains.

You can see beautiful views, hike, fish, see waterfalls, and even walk on the Appalachian Trail at Amicalola Falls State Park.

Make sure you stop in Dahlonega on your way to Helen. It has a lot of history. Helen is a popular place to visit in Georgia. It’s like a small Bavarian alpine town and the starting point for tubing on the Chattahoochee River.

11. Paia to Hana in Hawaii

There’s a reason why the Road to Hana day trip is one of the most-done things on Maui. This 52-mile trip lets you see a part of east Maui that hasn’t been built on much and feels like Hawaii from the past.

Plan your Road to Hana stops at well-known places like Keanae Peninsula, Wai’anapanapa State Park, and Haleakala National Park’s famous Hamoa Beach Pipiwai Trail. The days can be as short as “Half Hana” or as long as 12 hours.

On the Road to Hana, the trip is more important than the end goal, so don’t miss the chance to stop at famous food stands like Aunt Sandy’s Banana Bread and Coconut Glen’s.

12. From the Swan Valley in Idaho to Ashton

You can take the Teton Scenic Byway in the fall for the leaves, in the spring for the wildflowers, or in the summer for the balloon festival.

This 70-mile drive has beautiful views of the Teton Mountains, goes through the nearby Targhee National Forest, leads to Driggs for a tourist trip, and ends at Grand Targhee Resort, where you can enjoy activities all year long.

13. From Cave in the Rock in Illinois to Cairo

You should go on what Teddy Roosevelt called “the world’s most beautiful drive” on your next trip. The Ohio River Scenic Byway shows off the best of Southern Illinois as it goes along the Ohio River.

Shawnee National Forest, old small towns, and recreation areas like Garden of the Gods, Rim Rock, Glen O’Jones Lakes, and Cave in the Rock State Park are all places that people can visit.

14. The Northern State Parks Loop in Indiana

Six state parks along this road trip offer soaring sand dunes, relaxing by lakes, and rough climbing. Visit Lake Michigan at Indiana Dunes State Park first, then take IN-4 E to get to Potato Creek Park. To get to Chain O’Lakes, take I-69 S from Pokagon State Park on I-80 E/I-90 E.

The Freimann Botanical Conservatory and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art are both worth a visit. You can spend the night in nearby Fort Wayne.  Take Route N 450 E to get to Ouabache State Park.

Check out Tippecanoe State Park as your last stop on the way back. It’s a great road trip for a break whether you live in Chicago or nearby South Bend.

15. The New Albin to Keokuk in Iowa

The Great River Road National Scenic Byway goes all the way across the state, next to the Mississippi River.

This 328-mile drive has beautiful views, charming river towns, limestone bluffs, and stories of the people who have lived there for thousands of years. It’s a great trip for nature lovers or history fans.

16. From Canton, Kansas, to Ellsworth

The Prairie Trail Scenic Byway is an 80-mile road trip that is full of fun things to do, historical places, scientific landmarks, and cultural experiences.

The Maxwell Wildlife Refuge and Buffalo Tour, Kanopolis Reservoir State Park, Smoky Hill Wildlife Area, the Marquette Pioneer Trail, Coronado Heights Bluff, the Valkommen Rail Trail, and Broadway RFD, the state’s longest-running outdoor theater are some of the best places to visit.

17. From Louisville to Lexington in Kentucky

Kentucky is known for whiskey more than anything else, so why not take a road trip along the whiskey Trail to see the state?  After having fun in Louisville, take I-65 south to Shepherdsville, which is where the world’s most famous whiskey, Jim Beam, is made.

Keep going south on KY-245 until you reach Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto. There you can try a different kind of whiskey that is known for being slightly sweet.

Take US-150 east to get to Danville, which is where Kentucky got its start. A place to eat can be found in the old downtown area, and the Main Street has won many awards.

The views of Woodford County will repay you at the end of your trip as you drive along US-127 N to the Woodford Reserve Distillery outside of Lexington.

18. From New Orleans to Lake Charles in Louisiana

This short drive along I-10 West shows a different side of Louisiana and is a great way to add to a trip to New Orleans. Start by having lunch at the famous Louie’s Cafe in Baton Rouge. Then, take some time to look around the main city and home of LSU.

Keep going to Avery Island, which is home to The Tabasco Factory and the Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge.

At the Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette, you can learn about French Canadian farmers who were sent into exile and the ancestors of Louisiana Cajuns. At The French Press, you can eat chicken and waffles that won James Beard an award. You should plan to stay in Lake Charles for at least one night.

19. The Acadia National Park Loop in Maine

Acadia National Park’s Park Loop Road goes through 27 miles of one of America’s best National Parks. Over 30 years, this mostly one-lane road was carefully built to protect and show off the beautiful scenery.

At the Hulls Cove Visitor Center, this loop starts. It makes it easy to get to places in the park like Sieur de Monts, Sand Beach, Otter Point, and Jordan Pond, which is one of Acadia’s cleanest lakes.

Cadillac Mountain is the best place to visit in the park, and the road goes up it very high. It’s the highest point on the Eastern Seaboard, and the views of the coast are stunning.

20. The Chesapeake Bay Loop in Maryland

Take the Chesapeake Country Blue Crab Byway for a weekend road trip that will get you away from the crowds of Bethesda and Baltimore. Along a beautiful 210-mile stretch, you can visit old towns and small villages on the lower Eastern Shore.

There are lots of chances to eat Maryland Blue Crab meals along both the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean routes. People who liked the movie Wedding Crashers might want to visit Saint Michaels and stay at the real Inn at Perry Cabin.

21. From Boston in Massachusetts to the Berkshires

Along the Massachusetts Turnpike or its northern parallel road, MA-2, you can see the countryside and lively small towns of Massachusetts. This is true whether you’re going to see the fall foliage, a summer show at Tanglewood, or skiing at Jiminy Peak.

It’s a great place to spend a long weekend or even a whole week. Mount Greylock has hiking trails and the state’s highest peak. There’s also the MassMOCA in North Adams, Great Barrington for entertainment, and Lenox for good dining.

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22. From Standish, Michigan, to Mackinaw City

The best of the Sunrise Coast can be seen on this road trip along the famous Heritage Route US-23. You don’t have to go very far to feel like you’re in a different world.

Along the coast of Lake Huron, there are miles of beautiful beaches, lighthouses, bike paths, and the remains of strange shipwrecks.

Plan to stop at Tawas Point State Park to enjoy Au Sable, one of Michigan’s best beaches, for a day of fly-fishing, kayaking, and the peace and quiet of the oceanfront forest. You can also visit Shipwreck Alley in Harrisville State Park and Ocqueoc Falls to swim, ride bikes, and have a lunch.

23. Minnesota’s Park Rapids to Winona

From Park Rapids to Winona in Minnesota, take US-10 across the state for 600 miles. You’ll go through towns, the country, and everything in between. A 32,000-acre state park with more than 100 lakes is the first place you should visit.

You might want to stay in the Brainerd area, which is famous for its many lakes and famous motels. The granite Quarry Park Scientific Area in St. Cloud is a great place to visit. The Twin Cities has amazing views of rivers meeting, and Winona is the place to be for art lovers.

24. From Hernando to Woodville in Mississippi

For music fans, U.S. Highway 61, also known as “The Blues Highway,” is holy because it’s where music got its start. Blues artists often leave their problems behind, but you don’t have to. You can learn about the past of the blues in the places where it began.

Blues Trail signs show this path through cities, cotton fields, train stations, cemeteries, bars, churches, and city streets. Don’t miss The Birthplace of the Blues at Dockery Farms, the GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi in Cleveland, and the places where many of your favorite blues stars were born.

25. from St. Louis to Joplin in Missouri

A road trip along our most famous highway, Route 66, is the best way to see the best of Americana. There is a lot to see and do in Missouri, which is known as the “show me” state. There are National Forests, museums, retro drive-ins, and all the lights and kitsch of the past.

However, you can stay in motels that were built before Route 66, such as the Wagon Wheel, the Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven, and the 1939 Boots Court Motel. These are not the famous Rosebud Motel.

You should plan to spend some time in Lebanon to see the Route 66 Museum, The Meramec Caverns, Route 66 State Park, and the Mark Twain National Forest.

26. From Bozeman, Montana, to Yellowstone

Even though this drive along US-191 could be done in two hours, take a week to enjoy everything that Big Sky country has to offer. If you want to go fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, or on backcountry tours, start your trip in Bozeman, which is known as the adventure heart of the Northern Rockies.

To get to Big Sky Resort, which is a four-season mountain spot, drive south.

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Finally, keep going to West Yellowstone, which is a good place to start exploring Yellowstone National Park. It takes at least two full days to see everything on its 2 million acres.

27. From Odell, Nebraska, to Scott’s Bluff

Along the Oregon National Historic Trail, you can see the beautiful state of Nebraska and learn about the lives of the first people who came to live there. On this road trip, you can visit more than 60 historical mile markers and sites.

You might want to stop at the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, the Lincoln County Historical Museum, Rock Creek Station State Historic Park, or Chimney Rock, which is one of the most famous spots along the Oregon Trail.

28. Nevada’s Valley of Fire to Las Vegas

Nevada's Valley of Fire to Las Vegas
Nevada’s Valley of Fire to Las Vegas

Some people who go on holiday never leave Las Vegas. If that sounds like you, take a drive along I-15 to Valley of Fire State Park.  A 100-mile round-trip drive and a 40,000-acre state park make for a great day trip.

See for yourself why this strange place is used to film faraway lands in movies like Star Trek. The sun’s rays shine on the red sandstone rocks and make the valley look like fire.

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29. The White Mountain Trail Loop in New Hampshire

The White Mountain Trail Loop in New Hampshire
The White Mountain Trail Loop in New Hampshire

Check out the 100-mile National Scenic Byway White Mountain Trail. The fall is a great time to see it. Robert Frost, who lived in New Hampshire, said, “Think about taking the road less traveled.” Enjoy the waterfalls, covered bridges, and endless views without rushing.

From the White Mountains Visitor Center, you can see beautiful views of Mount Washington and the Presidential Range. From there, you can continue to Franconia Notch State Park and Crawford Notch State Park.

30. From Englewood Cliffs in New Jersey to the Delaware Water Gap

Most people only know about The Jersey Shore, the traffic on The New Jersey Turnpike, or the towns from The Sopranos. However, the Garden State has many other places to visit and beautiful scenery.

Get a big breakfast at the Brownstone Pancake Factory before getting on I-80, and then go to Englewood Cliffs to see the view of the Manhattan Skyline.

In Paterson State Falls National Historical Park, you can see the 77-foot waterfall that Alexander Hamilton used to start the first industrial city in the United States.

People say that Hunan Taste has the best Chinese food in the state, so if you’re in Denville for dinner, check it out. Another local favorite is The Pasta Shop. One of the many Bed and Breakfasts in Sussex County is a great place to get away and relax.

31. From Ohkay Owingeh in New Mexico to Las Cruces

This car trip has something for everyone, whether you like food, history, or being outside. The state is split in half by the El Camino Real National Scenic Highway.

Give yourself a week to enjoy the food and cities of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, as well as the historical places where Spanish explorers lived and worked in the 1600s. The 1.6 million acres of the Santa Fe National Forest, White Sands National Park, and Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge are all great places to visit.

32. The Capital Region of New York to Niagara Falls

The Capital Region of New York to Niagara Falls
The Capital Region of New York to Niagara Falls

Take a week-long car trip along I-90 West to see the whole state of New York. Start your trip in the state capital to see America’s Main Street. On the way to Syracuse, stop in cute towns and farms. The area is both a big city and a college town. There are lots of museums, shops, amusement parks, and a zoo.

Next is Rochester, which is great for families because it has The Strong National Museum of Play and boat rides on the Erie Canal.

Drive along Lake Ontario to see where it meets the Niagara River as you continue your road trip. One of the most famous rivers in the world, Niagara Falls, is a great place to spend the day.

33. From Cumberland Knob in North Carolina to Heintooga Overlook

Along the Blue Ridge Parkway, you can see the whole state and even get close to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Take a road trip for a week to see all the different things North Carolina has to offer.

There is something for everyone: American history, Cherokee culture, the biggest house in the country, and some of the oldest mountains in the world.

Take a look at Grandfather Mountain, Pisgah National Forest, and trendy Asheville, which is home to The Biltmore Estate.

34. From Washburn to Stanton in North Dakota

Take the Sakakawea Scenic Byway and the Missouri River Valley to see where Lewis and Clark walked. Follow their amazing trip and learn about the people who have lived in this area for hundreds of years.

Cross Ranch State Park, Fort Clark State Historic Site, Fort Mandan Historic Site, and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center are all places you should plan to visit.

35. From Cleveland, Ohio, to Cincinnati

On this I-71 South road trip, give yourself time to see Ohio’s big towns. Start in Cleveland to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and enjoy the shore of Lake Erie. Keep going south to Columbus, which has a great food and art scene and lovely botanical parks.

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton is a great place for plane fans to spend some extra time. Stay in Cincinnati for two days to finish. It’s the state’s biggest metro area, and it has a zoo, art museums, history museums, and youth museums.

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36. Talihina from Oklahoma to Heavener

Along the Talimena National Scenic Byway, you should allow one week to see all of the places and old towns. Ouachita National Forest and Queen Wilhelmina State Park are great places to plan day trips and hikes.

People who like clean water can enjoy the Ouachita, Mountain Fork, Caddo, and Cossatot Rivers. In the beautiful Heavener Runestone Park, don’t miss the Viking designs that are over 1,000 years old.

37. The Portland Loop in Oregon

Some of the most beautiful places in our county are linked by the Columbia River Gorge Highway. First, stop at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, which has 90 waterfalls, walks, and beautiful views.

While you’re in Washington state, the Columbia River Gorge will take your breath away. Take the windy road up to Sandy River and stop at Crown Point Vista House to see The Gorge from above.

Don’t forget to stop at Multnomah Falls, which is one of the most popular places to visit in the Pacific Northwest. Benson and Ainsworth State Parks, the Eagle Creek hike trail, and the town of Hood River, which is popular with kiteboarders, are all worth seeing on the way back to Portland.

38. Pennsylvania’s Jim Thorpe to Milford

People have been coming to the Pocono Mountains for more than one hundred years to enjoy their peaceful beauty and outdoor activities.  Along Route 209, the small towns are known for their holiday celebrations, historical places, and fun things to do with the whole family.

If you want to see foreign architecture, start in Jim Thorpe, which has been called “America’s Switzerland.”  There are lots of great things to do there, whether you’re an experienced hiker, train lover, biker, or white water rafter.

Next, take a look at downtown Stroudsburg as you head to The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. This 70,000-acre park has beautiful views of the Delaware River Valley and lots of fun things to do outside.

Even if you don’t have much time, you should stop at Dingman’s Falls, which is right off US-209. Stop in Milford to see their historical buildings and the state’s biggest waterfall, Raymondskill Falls.

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39. From Watch Hill in Rhode Island to Newport

Take a trip along famous Route 1 over the weekend to see everything that coastal Rhode Island has to offer.  Start at Watch Hill, which is the most southern point of the state, and wind your way through classic New England towns.

Along the coast of Rhode Island, you can find ancient lighthouses like Point Judith Lighthouse on beautiful peninsulas, islands, and cliff faces. You can spend a night or two at a fancy resort in Newport, visit historic homes, and eat at places that have won awards.

40. The Cleveland to Charleston route in South Carolina

Take your time going from the mountains to the coast. This part of the state could be driven in five hours. Start in Cleveland and spend some time in Caesars Head State Park to enjoy a part of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Greenville, the “Friendliest City in America,” is a great place to stop on your way south on Poinsett Highway.

As you drive along Veterans Highway toward the coast, stop in Columbia, the state capital, and take a walk in its park by the river.  Take a day trip to Lake Marion and Congaree National Park, which are both close by.

At the end of Route 26, you’ll reach Charleston, which is one of the most popular holiday spots in the United States. You should plan to spend some time in South Carolina’s oldest city and at some of the state’s best places.

41. Crazy Horse to Badlands National Park in South Dakota

You might want to take a road trip through South Dakota’s rolling plains, winding mountain roads, and famous American landmarks. Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial are great places to start.

Take US-16 E to spend a few days in Rapid City, a lively town with festivals, music, and a unique food scene.

Take I-90 East to Wall as a base to see Badlands National Park. You can drive the Badlands Loop Scenic Byway to see its 16 beautiful overlooks and hike through its strange scenery.

42. From Nashville, Tennessee, to the Smoky Mountains

Tennessee has a music center, theme parks, great places to eat, history, and the most popular national park in the country. It’s easy to see why so many Americans want to visit.

Nashville, the country music capital of the world, is the start of this 200-mile I-40 E road trip full of fun things to do. Next, take a drive to Knoxville and stop at Old City and Mead’s Quarry along the way.

Enjoy a day in Pigeon Forge, which is family-friendly and home to Dollywood Amusement Park, before going into Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The nearby city of Gatlinburg is a great place to start your trip into the Smoky Mountains, which cover 500,000 acres.

43. From Austin to San Antonio in Texas

From Austin to San Antonio in Texas
From Austin to San Antonio in Texas.

Austin is known as “The Live Music Capital of the World,” and every year 30 million people visit. Plenty of them stay.

You could add to your holiday by taking a road trip along I-35 S to get to San Antonio and see the Texas Hill Country. Start your trip in San Marcos, where you can enjoy the hundreds of river springs that are always 72 degrees.

Next, check out New Braunfels, a popular Texas holiday spot. The center area of this small town is full of history, and the Comal River is a popular place to go tubing.

Next, go to San Antonio, which is a holiday spot in and of itself, with The Alamo, a beautiful River Walk that goes for miles, and a culture that is all its own. You might want to stop in Lockhart on your way back to Austin. It has some of the best barbecue in the state.

44. From Torrey to Bryce Canyon in Utah

You have to want to see a Million Dollar Highway if there is one. Along U.S. Route 550, there are two national parks, one national monument, a national forest, and a beautiful state park. All of these places have views that would make any millionaire jealous.

Even though the Highway is only about 150 miles long, you should plan to spend at least a week here to see all the amazing sights.

To get to the first of many National Parks in Utah, start on Capitol Reef Scenic Drive. Check out Lower Calf Creek Falls, the Burr Trail in Long Canyon, and the Larb Hollow Overlook.

Keep going until you reach the town of Escalante. This is where Grand Staircase is located, which is made up of 1 million acres of amazing rock formations. Kodachrome Basin State Park is worth seeing. It was named after a famous color film because it is so bright.

Mossy Cave Trail in Bryce Canyon National Park is a great place to end this long road trip. The c 45 often skips this trail. From Brandon to Goshen, Vermont

45. Vermont’s Brandon to Goshen

Vermont’s West-Central Mountains and the Appalachian Gap Loop are great places to see its beauty. The fall is the best time to see these routes. Along its 100-mile path, this path sees Green Mountain National Forest, Lake Dunmore, and ten cute, friendly towns.

If you want to stay for the weekend or longer, you should book your lodging for this popular road trip spot a long time in advance.

46. From Arlington to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia

Plan a road trip through the Shenandoah Valley while you’re on vacation in Washington, D.C. Stop at the historic Manassas National Battlefield Park and Skyline Caverns as you drive west on I-66. For a close look at Shenandoah National Park, stay at a four-season resort, an inn, or a romantic bed and breakfast.

There are more than 45 vineyards, craft breweries, and distilleries along the Shenandoah Spirits Trail, which you can visit during your stay or on your way back.

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47. From Seattle to Portland in Washington

If you live in or are just visiting the Seattle area, this amazing road trip to some of the most amazing places in the Pacific Northwest should be on your list of things to do.

From Seattle, take I-5 N along the coast to get to Bellingham, which will be your base for exploring Mount Baker, which is close by.

Cascade Valley, Stevens Pass, and North Cascades National Park are still on the way. Next, take the White Pass Scenic Byway and see all that it has to offer, such as Mount Rainier National Park and Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The trip will end in Portland.

People who come to this city on foot fall in love with its food and unique culture, which makes them want to stay.

48. The Charleston to White Sulphur Springs Road in West Virginia

Along the 180-mile Midland Trail National Scenic Byway, you can see beautiful views, go on exciting outdoor adventures, and learn about the people who lived in these hills for hundreds of years.

In Charleston, the capital city, you can get on U.S. Route 60 and wind through the mountains to get to Hawks Nest State Park, where you can white water raft and enjoy the views. You can fish, ride horses, and do world-class rock climbing in Fayette County.

Go on to the limestone landscapes, farms, historic sites, and cute towns in Greenbrier Valley. Stay at The Greenbrier at the end of your trip. It is a National Historic Landmark and a world-class resort that has been welcoming presidents, royalty, celebrities, and people from all over the world since 1778.

49. From Madison, Wisconsin, to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Scenic Byway lets you see 100 miles of beautiful land along the Lower Wisconsin River. Taliesin is Frank Lloyd Wright’s huge estate, which is an hour west of Madison. It is a national historic landmark in honor of our country’s most famous architect.

One of the best tour companies in the area will take you along the Wisconsin River to the town of Boscobel.

A trip can last anywhere from a few hours to several days. That’s the end of your road trip. Prairie du Chien is a town that was built in the 1800s.

For beautiful views, you should go to Wyalusing State Park, which is 500 feet above the river.

50. From Beartooth Pass in Wyoming to Yellowstone

From Beartooth Pass in Wyoming to Yellowstone
From Beartooth Pass in Wyoming to Yellowstone

Did we wait too long to take the best road trip? People think that the National Scenic Byway Beartooth Highway is the most beautiful road in the United States. This 80-year-old road goes through Northeast Wyoming and is less than 100 miles long. It draws people from all over the world to its diverse environment, family-friendly wild west cities, and stunning scenery.

Along with huge mountain ranges, there are countless glacial lakes, national forests, waterfalls, and lots of wonderful wildlife. In the continental United States, you can see the highest and roughest mountain ranges from your car.

You should plan to spend some time in the Custer, Gallatin, and Shoshone National Forests as well as Yellowstone, which is the crown jewel of the American National Park System.

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Five retirement spots that are just like South Carolina but cost a lot less

When you retire, you can take it easy, travel, and enjoy the results of your hard work over the years. Many people dream of retiring in South Carolina, which has beautiful beaches, a warm temperature, and a lot of cultural history. The cost, on the other hand, can be a problem.