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Road Trips

Road Trip Destinations

Every road trip is different. The entire journey can change based on the season, the route, the weather, the company, the car, and of course, the destinations. You may be interested in planning a driving vacation that gives you the opportunity to stop at many places along the way. Or, you may want to take a driving vacation that focuses on the destination you’re headed toward. Regardless, a road trip is an ideal vacation idea for anyone interested in seeing more of the USA.

Best Road Trips in the USA

Some of the best road trip routes in the USA you’ve probably heard of, like historic Route 66, the Blue Ridge Parkway, or the Pacific Coast Highway. They are certainly famous beautiful drives worthy of your bucketlist, but many amazing driving vacation routes are lesser known, like the Highway of Legends, Natchez Trace Parkway, or Utah Highway 12. No matter where the road takes you, we can assist with suggestions on the best road trips and scenic drives in the USA. Other great ideas include themed trips, like foodie road trips and beach road trips. Our driving guides can help you enjoy a safe and unforgettable road trip.

Durango and Silverton, CO Railroad
2 weeks ago

Durango and Silverton, CO Railroad

Choo-choo, All aboard the Durango and Silverton Railroad; An unforgettable ride from Durango, Colorado to Silverton, Colorado with spectacular views of the wilderness, canyons, and San Juan Mountains along the way. 

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Grand View Drive Illinois
3 weeks ago

Grand View Drive Illinois

“The world’s most beautiful drive.” That’s how Grand View Drive is described. It was first coined by President Teddy Roosevelt after he’d had the pleasure to take a slow drive up and down the road. It’s been on the National Registry of Historic Places since 1996.

Grand View Drive is two and a half mile long scenic road in Peoria, Illinois. It offers views of local parkland and as well as the Illinois River. You can also see a number of stately and historic homes as well. 

Makes you want to jump right in the car and head there, right?

We thought so!

In this post, we’re going to share what makes Grand View Drive so spectacular, and why it’s a must-see for any road trip fan. 

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Charming Small Towns in North Carolina
1 month ago

Charming Small Towns in North Carolina

You’ve heard of Raleigh, Charlotte, and Asheville. However, there are a handful of hidden gems in the Tar Heel State that deserve to be discovered, and we’ve made a list of them for you. 

Pack your bags and head to these other charming places to visit in North Carolina

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Quick Guide to Cedar Rapids, IA
1 month ago

Quick Guide to Cedar Rapids, IA

Cedar Rapids is a thriving city in Eastern Iowa. As its second most populous city, it’s considered to be part of the economic hub of the state and is home to tons of arts and culture. 

In this post, we’re going to guide you through everything you need to know about Cedar Rapids, IA. From how to get there to what’s happening on the local calendar, it’s all here. 

Ready to take a look?

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Places to See Sea Lions in San Francisco
1 month ago

Places to See Sea Lions in San Francisco

People love to visit a city like San Francisco for lots of reasons. There’s the cool architecture, great food in places like Chinatown, tons of shopping, and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge. But you might be surprised to find one of the most popular attractions has to do with sea lions. 

Yes, that’s right! 

One of the best cities in the country to see sea lions in is San Francisco. And it’s one reason people flock to this part of the country.

In this post, we’re going to highlight all of the main spots and hidden gems you can check out sea lions. From the biggest tourist spots to some of the secret places the locals know about, you’ll find them all here. 

Ready to get started?

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Visit the Amargosa Sand Dunes
1 month ago

Visit the Amargosa Sand Dunes

When most people head to Las Vegas, The Strip is their primary destination. Of course, who can blame them, right? There’s a never-ending stream of things to do, see, eat, and drink. 

But, sometimes all that activity can get overwhelming, and people want a little bit of a break.

Thankfully, the Las Vegas area offers plenty of that too. While many people get in the car and drive to the Grand Canyon, others head to a lesser known, but still fascinating spot: the Amargosa Sand Dunes. 

In this post, we’re going to tell you a little bit about this hidden gem in the Nevada Desert that is a favorite of the locals.

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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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See Stunning Sempervirens Falls
2 months ago

See Stunning Sempervirens Falls

When living a city or suburban lifestyle, it can be hard to take a break and get out into the woods. But, what if there was a beautiful hike you …
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Road Trip BlogDriving Vacations

There’s something so wonderful about taking a road trip. Driving vacations provide convenience and affordability, the chance to keep your itinerary flexible, and an opportunity for a memorable vacation with family and friends. Let Drive The Nation be your guide as you #drivethenation. Our road trip travel tips are perfect for road trip novices and frequent road trippers alike.

Read up on the best tips for fuel efficiency, driving and travel safety, budget travel tips and so much more. Drive The Nation offers all the advice you need for taking the quintessential American road trip. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and hit the open road!