3 Top Roadtrips To Take In the United States

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If you have been a follower of mine, you clearly know my love for road trips versus flying. Partially because I have a fear of being that high in the air, but my adoration for car trips comes from driving all around the country as a kid. We would jam ourselves into our small car and drive until we reached a destination. I grew up in the backseat of a car, watching beautiful scenery pass around me as my brother would drive me crazy, and sleep would mean cramping my body in a ‘comfortable’ position that was my side of the seat.

While you can get in your car and drive anywhere, you like in any country these American road trips have been tried and true for a lot of people to the point of making them famous routes. If you have the time and don’t know what to do, I would highly recommend choosing one of these 3 road trips that span across the country. The scenery itself will keep you in awe the entire trip.

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Pacific Coast Highway
Located in California, this is a road trip worth taking multiple times. While it might take a road trip just to get here, I promise you will not regret the decision. The scenery is out of this world amazing, with the California Mountains on one side and the beautiful Pacific Ocean on the other. Make sure to set plenty of time aside for the scenic stops you will not want to miss. The route runs along the coastline of California reaching an astonishing 655.8 miles (the most extended length in the state).

Don’t forget to stop at the famous sites such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco or Nepenthe, a restaurant along the coast that gives a 270-degree panoramic view of the ocean. Don’t want to drive? They have train rides that go along the coast as well. The train takes you on a 35-hour trip that stems from Washington to California making around 30 stops along the way.

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Route 66
This route is probably the most popular of the three just because of the historical significance. Also known as Main Street of America, Mother Road, or Will Rogers Highway; Route 66 was one of the original highways created within the U.S Highway System. While the historic route was removed in 1985, you can still follow its tracks with other roads and highways and see beautiful landmarks. The 2,448-mile route went through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois.

See the historic Route 66 while traveling through incredible states that have unique scenery. The great thing about Route 66 was the amount of States you could travel through, having a chance to really see a good chunk of the great American lands.

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Scenic Byway 12
Also known as State Route 12, this trip journeys through the beautiful state of Utah. If you have never been to Utah this is definitely a trip worth taking! Having such diverse and beautiful scenes, the 122-mile stretch takes you through beautiful landmarks and national parks that will wow the eyes. You will pass through Bryce Canyon as well as the Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument, two sites absolutely spectacular and breathtaking.

It has amazing reviews for a reason! Not only is this road trip not as time-consuming as the other three but it shows the vast land that is Utah. Don’t take my word alone, all you have to do is google the route, and you can see how breathtaking the view indeed is. So grab your car, a friend, and set out on the trip of your life!


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  1. They look amazing!!

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    1. I know! I actually have yet to do the route 66 road trip but a friend of mine has and it has been on my list for so long!!

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