Everybody loves road trips! Next time you head out on the road, consider traveling to some of these places.
Road trips provide a super fun, exciting adventure with family members or friends. They also refresh the body and mind from the stress of everyday life. By the time it’s over, you won’t know when or where the time has gone.
Travel to some of these places, and along the way, redefine your life and realize what is important to you.
1. Alaska’s Seward Highway
Starting in Anchorage, the route meanders south 127 miles (204 kilometers) from sea to mountains and sea again. It passes the Kenai Peninsula, commencing in the town of Seward on Resurrection Bay.
If you are one of the many looking for whales, waterfalls, blue glaciers, sharp-toothed mountains, calm trout ponds, and stormy ocean fjords, this is the perfect place!
2. Route 6A
Begin the journey on the peninsula in Bourne and blaze through towns of Sandwich, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Brewster and Orleans. You’ll spot sea captain houses that date back to 18th century.
3. Authentic Old West
The Authentic Old West is a beautiful landscape marked by prairies, volcanoes, pioneer homesteads, and villages straight out of a Western movie set. The landscape has changed little since settlers, miners, and railroad workers progressed along the Santa Fe Trail.
4. Back Roads
Head east, about 18 miles or so, then turn left, to the hill town of Roussillon, a rose colored beauty spot framed by red-ocher cliffs. Prepare for the dramatic drive, a 65-mile version of a carnival ride.
Here you can see people selling jars of regional olives, olive oil, and tapenades. The tourist destination is a wonderful location to have a long, relaxing, and peaceful drive with your better half.
5. Blue Ridge Parkway
For a taste of the South, head to the Appalachian Mountains for a trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway, a scenic destination.
This runs through Virginia, North Carolina, into Tennessee. The drive connects two national parks—Great Smoky Mountains and National Park.
6. Big Island, Hawaii
The best way to see Hawaii is to drive around it. You will soon be immersed in a big landscape, a varied one, that is intricate with loads of features.
There is a lava desert, jungles, farmland, active lava flows, warm beaches, cool highlands, and views of soaring mountains, as well as plunging valleys. And everywhere around, you will feel the aura of the mysterious Polynesians who landed here more than a thousand years ago and named the island Hawaii.
7. The Black Hills of South Dakota
The southwest corner of South Dakota is utterly inspiring. It is equipped with beauty, and abundant wildlife, as well as marvelous landscapes. Make sure to make this a destination—or travel spot I should say. It is truly epic. Filled with abundant landscapes, you will have an amazing scenic location to behold.
8. The Border Islands of Texas
The Texas Barrier Islands are in the Gulf of Mexico. The island attracts tourists for activities such as dolphin watching. The largest is the Padre Island out of the Barrier Islands.
9. Brandywine Valley
A road trip through Brandywine Valley offers a taste of America aristocracy. Travelers get a glimpse of the early 20th century.
The DuPonts, one of America’s wealthiest and richest families, built estates are seen here—with gardens and extravagant architecture.
10. California’s Pacific Coast Highway
An enriching driving experience, California’s Pacific Coast Highway is designated an All-American Road—among the nation’s most epic and scenic—the drive encompasses the Big Sur Coast Highway and the San Luis Obispo North Coast Byway. Seen in movies, this will make you relive former glorious moments seen on television and the big screen. Crave it, and you will behold it.