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.
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.
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.
Tons of cities across the country often get overlooked as destinations. Unfortunately, Omaha, Nebraska is one of them.
Here’s the truth. Omaha is a vibrant city with plenty of culture, entertainment, food, and things to do that would keep anyone occupied for a great vacation. If all of those things sound like what you’d like to enjoy on your next road trip, well, head your car to Omaha!
In this quick guide to Omaha, we’ll give you an overview of everything you need to know.
The Pocono region of Pennsylvania is known as a ski, casino, and honeymoon haven (the heart shaped tub was originated in the Poconos), and even more so as a place of mountains, lakes, rivers, and woodlands of scenic beauty. Take the roads less traveled; allow yourself to wander and explore. There is discovery around every bend in the road.
Just thirty minutes north of the Iowa state capital (Des Moines) you will find a city with compelling charm and character: Ames, Iowa.
Ames began as a railroad stop, where a college was founded, and it became the first of America’s Land Grant Colleges: Iowa State.
If you drew an X across the state of Iowa, you would find Ames there, smack dab in the middle of it all. It is similar to State College, Pennsylvania, in that respect and in being the home of the state’s land-grant college. And this is Ames’ true glory, both for its students and faculty and for those who come to visit.
Covering almost 2,000 miles through 15 states, Interstate 95 is the most used highway system in America.
And while this one road goes through some of the biggest cities in the United States and touches a huge portion of the population, it gets decidedly rural in its last two states: New Hampshire and Maine.
But that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty to do and see for anyone who is taking an I-95 road trip. In fact, both Maine and New Hampshire offer all types of scenery, events, and activities for the entire family.
In this post, we’ll cover some of our favorite spots along I-95 in New Hampshire and Maine. So buckle in and get ready!
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.
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.
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!