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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.

Giant Coffee Pot Attractions Across the U.S.
7 days ago

Giant Coffee Pot Attractions Across the U.S.

One thing that road tripping Americans know to be true is that there are some long stretches of driving across the country. Sometimes, you just want to get out of the car and stretch your legs. That’s where some of our favorite places to take a break from the road come in: giant roadside attractions! 

Our friends at Homes.com looked through Guinness World Records and other websites to put together a few maps with larger-than-life attractions across the U.S. From the most iconic World Record attractions in each state to the 23 states competing for the World’s Largest Chair, they’ve got you covered when looking for a great photo op on your next road trip. 

Below, we’ll share where you can find 6 cities with a giant coffee pot attraction across the U.S. For the rest of the maps, you can check out The Best Roadside Attractions By State!

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Big Basin Redwoods State Park
2 weeks ago

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

The giant redwood trees are something that California is known for. And luckily you can get a taste of them at Big Basin Redwoods State Park

If you’re spending time in the area and want to see some of the best natural wonders of the world, the famous California redwoods, this is the place to go. It’s not far from San Francisco and offers plenty of opportunities for spending some time outdoors, and yes, getting a few special photos for Instagram!

In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about spending some time in Big Basin Redwoods State Park. 

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Colorado’s Coolest Museums
2 weeks ago

Colorado’s Coolest Museums

In just about any city you visit in the United States, you will find a slew of museums to explore, ranging from art, history, science, and more. Colorado is no exception; each of their cities has wonderfully engaging museums, and any one of them would make for a great visit.

However, in addition to the museums you typically see other places, Colorado is also known for having a variety of specialty museums. So, if you’re in the area and want to experience a little something different, here is a list of intriguing options to check out. 

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Quick Guide to Wichita, KS
2 weeks ago

Quick Guide to Wichita, KS

Are you off to see Kansas? The most wonderful Kansas of all? Make sure Wichita is at the top of your to-do list because there are lots to do and appreciate in this former cow town turned bustling city where the spirit of the Old West carries on. 

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I-94 Through North Dakota and Montana
2 weeks ago

I-94 Through North Dakota and Montana

We recently began our series on I-94, which covered Wisconsin and Minnesota and I-94 Through Michigan and Illinois. Want to extend your trip? The highway passes by many must-see spots in North Dakota and Montana as well. Follow our guide to make the most of your journey.

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Quick Guide to Buffalo, NY
3 weeks ago

Quick Guide to Buffalo, NY

While Buffalo might be best known for its epic snowstorms, that shouldn’t keep you from spending time in this city. Buffalo, New York is a vibrant small city that has found a true resurgence in the last few years.

Now, it’s becoming a destination for many who enjoy everything from incredible architecture to sports and yes, even wings. 

In this post, we’re going to give you a guide to everything you need to know about Buffalo. 

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5 National Parks Perfect for Scenic Drives
4 weeks ago

5 National Parks Perfect for Scenic Drives

Sure National Parks are perfect for hiking and camping. But, there are also dozens of parks within the National Park system that are perfect for scenic drives. 

So if you’re not able to easily hike or wander the parks, you won’t miss out. These drives also come in handy for people who want to explore some other parts of the park and get some Instagram worthy shots. 

In this post, we’ll cover a few of our favorite National Parks that offer incredible scenic drives. 

Ready to take a look?

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I-94 Through Wisconsin and Minnesota
1 month ago

I-94 Through Wisconsin and Minnesota

I-94 extends from Billings, Montana to the Canadian border in Port Huron, Michigan, but some of the coolest stops along this interstate are in Minnesota and Wisconsin. If you find yourself traveling down this road- turn it into a fun Midwestern road trip! Here are some fun stops you won’t want to miss. 

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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!