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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.

Quick Guide to Great Falls, MT
6 hours ago

Quick Guide to Great Falls, MT

Montana is one of the most remote yet beautiful states in the country. It’s a mecca for sportsmen and women who love outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, camping, and hunting.

The pure natural beauty of the region also brings photographers, painters, and other creatives who feel inspired by their surroundings. 

A more popular city to visit in Montana is Great Falls. In this post, we’re going to cover everything you need to know to make your trip to Great Falls, MT special. 

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Pigeon Forge, TN for Families
2 weeks ago

Pigeon Forge, TN for Families

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a popular vacation area located near the Smoky Mountains, where you can expect to see and do a lot.

There is a high number of outdoor adventures, amusement rides, shows, and places to eat, making it the perfect spot for a little family fun. Ready to take a look? Grab your cowboy boots and let’s go…

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Quick Guide to Philadelphia
2 months ago

Quick Guide to Philadelphia

If you were you to search top cities in the United States to visit, Philadelphia would show up on multiple lists. Why? Because, whatever you are searching for, whether it is culture, history- or cheesesteaks- “The City of Brotherly Love” has all of it. 

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I-35 Through Iowa and Minnesota
2 months ago

I-35 Through Iowa and Minnesota

Interstate 35 is a major highway located in the central United States. And if you ever find yourself nearby, you could make a road trip out of it! It spans all the way from Laredo, Texas to Duluth, Minnesota, with plenty of sights to see in between. If you do decide to road trip, make it memorable by adding these must-visit attractions to your itinerary in three Midwestern states.  

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Quick Guide to Fort Wayne, IN
2 months ago

Quick Guide to Fort Wayne, IN

By  •  Family, Food, Places

If you find yourself in northeastern Indiana– a little west of Ohio and just south of Michigan– chances are you’re right around the corner from the Fort Wayne area. Stop in and have a look-see. Here are some of the highlights. 

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Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail
3 months ago

Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail

If you like adventure, and cheeseburgers with a kick, grab your spandex pants (and tums!) and head over to New Mexico, where there is an eating trail you need to experience.
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I-35 Through Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri
3 months ago

I-35 Through Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri

The idea of taking road trips often invokes images of coastal highways or mountain passes. After all, these are areas where interesting landscape and natural beauty can really shine. 

But, that doesn’t mean they are the best or only places across the country you can (and should) drive. In fact, there are dozens of incredible trips that go through states that don’t get mentioned very often. 

Well, with this post, we hope to change that and highlight one area of the country everyone should see. 

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Top NHL Arenas to Catch a Hockey Game
4 months 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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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.