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Foodie Road Trips

For travelers with culinary skills or appreciation for food and drinks, planning a foodie road trip could be the perfect vacation! There’s no better way to experience the U.S. than by taste-testing your way across the country. Drive The Nation provides helpful articles about awarding winning restaurants in the USA,  from fine dining to cheap local eats, your mouth will be watering throughout your entire journey.

Forget eating at chain restaurants – the next time you take a road trip, plan to stop along the way at authentic local restaurants that will help you truly experience the region. Or, why not plan an entire vacation around food you want to eat? Take a culinary tour of the South, head to an inspiring foodie destination like San Francisco, or visit all the best places in the country to try a certain food, like hot dogs or pie! Browse the articles below for reviews of some of the most incredible and flavorful restaurants in America.

Top NHL Arenas to Catch a Hockey Game
2 weeks ago

Top NHL Arenas to Catch a Hockey Game

Whether you’re a die-hard hockey fan or you only go to a game once in a blue moon, you want to be comfortable, well-fed, and have a great view of the action. Here are some of the best arenas to catch your favorite teams throughout the country.

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Quick Guide to Rockford, Illinois
2 weeks ago

Quick Guide to Rockford, Illinois

If you’re a music or movie buff then you already know Rockford, Illinois is home to the famous American Rock Band, Cheap Trick. And that the Rockford Peaches; a 1940’s All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was the inspiration for the 1992 movie, A League of Their Own, starring Tom Hanks, Madonna, Geena Davis and Rosie O’Donnell. 

But, do you know what other gems Rockford is hiding? If you are visiting the area, check out these things to do. 

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Washington State Wineries to Visit
2 weeks ago

Washington State Wineries to Visit

When visiting Washington State, there are things you just have to do. Like, visit a National Park. Hike a trail in the mountains. See the Space Needle. Take a picture by the gum wall in Pike Place. Buy a cup of coffee at the very first Starbucks. Whale watch in Puget Sound. And, you have to, have to, have to devote an entire day to hopping wineries.

Because- ranked as the second largest wine producing state in the U.S., it is safe to say Washington knows a thing or two about a fine, glass of wine. You won’t make it through all 300-some different wineries in a single day, but you can cross new ones off of your list each time you visit. Here are a few to get you started.

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Bike-Friendly Cities in the U.S.
3 weeks ago

Bike-Friendly Cities in the U.S.

What was on your list of resolutions this New Year?

Good Health? New Adventures? Great Happiness?

How about tackling all of that and then some by planning a different kind of road trip this year; On your bicycle! Join the growing American bike-culture and head out to these bike-friendly cities right now.

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.
-John F. Kennedy

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I-95 Driving Guide: Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York
1 month ago

I-95 Driving Guide: Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York

Road-tripping up I-95? You won’t want to miss these fun stops in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.

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The Best Places to Get Apple Cider Across the States
2 months ago

The Best Places to Get Apple Cider Across the States

The chillier months of the year are known for an abundance of apples, and for apple cider. Apple cider has been made right on the farm as far back as Roman-era Britain. The famous trees that Johnny Appleseed planted across the Midwest were intended to be harvested to make cider. 

Today, when fall is in the air, you can find cider for sale. Many of the places featured are farm stores, and while some are open year round, others are only open seasonally. Be sure to check on specific hours and dates, before you go.

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I-95 Guide: North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia
2 months ago

I-95 Guide: North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia

Roughly a third of the USA population knows I-95 as well as they know the back of their hand. Truly, the stretch from the Carolinas down to the Florida Welcome Center and back again is a throughway to sunshine and sandy beaches. So many people speed down the Interstate with not much more than a passing glance at the names on the big green signs that they miss some great places to visit along the way.

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I-95 Driving Guide: VA, DC, MD
2 months ago

I-95 Driving Guide: VA, DC, MD

If you live on the East Coast, chances are you are well aware of Interstate 95.

I-95 is the longest North-South highway in the United States, stretching almost 2,000 miles. It runs through 15 states and connects the most densely populated parts of the country. You’ll find 95 running from the beaches of Miami to the Canadian border in Maine.

And while it might just seem like another highway, there are plenty of things to do and see along the way. 

In this post, we want to highlight three areas in particular: Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland. You’ll find many great attractions that aren’t too far removed from I-95, making them the perfect place to take a small detour along your road trip. 

Ready to get started?

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Have You Ever Been on a Foodie Road Trip?

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One of the best ways to experience a new place is through food. Flavors and cooking styles vary widely across the U.S., so it can be helpful to try lots of new and different foods wherever you travel. Drive the Nation loves to feature local restaurants serving fresh foods that are locally or regionally based.

Share your favorite U.S. restaurants, favorite foodie cities, and foodie road trip stories with us using #drivethenation on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter! We’d love to hear from you, or even feature your ideas on our website. When it comes to travel, dining is one of the most significant and unforgettable parts of your vacation.