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Ultimate Three of the Most Iconic American Road Trips

The American road trip has been a favorite pastime since the invention of the automobile and the expansion of the highway system across America. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans and international travelers pack up the car and the kids and set off to explore every corner of the country. The following is a list of five of the most iconic and picturesque car trips in America.

 

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Atlantic Coast Lighthouse

What better place to start than the with one of the number ones. The coastal Highway, US 1 from Massachusetts to Maine, is a fantastic drive especially in late summer and throughout the fall. Plan to spend at least a week so you can linger in the laid-back vibe of New England’s small town elegance. The picture-perfect colors of the fall foliage have to be seen in person to truly appreciate their full natural glory. Along the way, if you take your time and plan it right, your patience will be rewarded with beautiful sunrises, sunsets, lighthouses and fantastic fresh Atlantic lobster.

 

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New England in the Fall

The other number one is the Pacific Coast Highway, or California State Route 1, and it runs along the California coastline. If you do not have the full two to three weeks to truly appreciate all its offerings, many people choose to do different segments at different times. Most notably, the Big Sur area and the stretch between Ventura and Santa Barbara are two favorite smaller segments that can be seen in a weekend.

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Pacific Coast Highway

If you want to complete the entire trip from San Diego to the Oregon border, it is over 650 miles long, and many travelers suggest spending at least ten to fifteen days depending on how many places you would like to stop. Well known as one of the best drives in America, there are little seaside villages, large metropolitan areas and also more than a few good stretches of wilderness, so you immerse you in nature’s coastal beauty. All in all, this road trip has something for everyone.

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West Coast shoreline

Route 66 is known become known as Main Street USA because it was one of the first significant thoroughfares in America to become famous just for the drive.

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Route 66

This Illinois-California route was wildly popular post-WWII, and that old-timey nostalgia still keeps the tourist travelers coming every day. In the 1960’s a hit pop song was written about it (Get My Kicks on) Route 66 and a television show called Route 66. Taking the over 2400 mile drive from Chicago, Illinois takes you right through the heartland of America and drops you off on the shores of beautiful Sant Monica, California. The ride itself is every bit as popular today as it was in the forties and fifties and there are many hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops that help to keep the mystique of Route 66 alive.

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Mr. Dz Route 66 Diner in Kingman located on historic Route 66.

So whether you would like to explore the Northeast coast, the Southwest coast or right through the middle of America, these three iconic road trips are a great way to see our great country. For both international travelers and local Americans, these are three gems that show off some of the best America has to offer. So pack up the car, get some drinks and snacks for the kids and head out for a great American road trip.

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26 comments

  1. Good article i enjoyed it thank you.

  2. The American road trip has been a favorite pastime picturesque car trips in America.. The coastal Highway my favorite tips….travel experts party so beautiful awesome site, super big thanks for the tips……thanks for the article! I love to have fun on my holiday

  3. what fantastic places … I plan to plan a trip to America soon I will try to visit these really unusual and fascinating places

  4. thanks for the article! It’s very interesting because I like travel! I’ll try one of this American road trip

  5. Certainly very interesting ideas for anybody who wants to visit the US by doing roadtrips

  6. I’ve been to one of these. I’m for sure going to check the others out!

  7. Its a dream to be on a road trip on vacation. Surely these places are on my bucket list now.

  8. good article

  9. Useful article. I have to visit this places!

  10. Thank you very much for this article!

  11. it will be nice to go for a holiday in one of these places

  12. Thank you so much for sharing those amazing places

  13. im very impresse by this picture i live in france and never i have think they are so beautiful place in usa

  14. Great article! these places all look so lovely places to visit.

  15. Very useful article!

  16. Thanks! This’ll be great for my upcoming roadtrip.

  17. Good ideas for my next travel. Thanks.

  18. it is most valuable articles,that is why we can choose where we spent our lovely vacations.

  19. that is why we can choose where we spent our lovely vacations.

  20. we know now choose what.thanks.great..

  21. Alessandro Contu

    Articolo molto interessante, grazie!

  22. The pictures are stunning! Very informative article!

  23. Thanks for sharing, nice article. love it.

  24. Really good article – keep up the good work.

  25. good article for with beautiful images

  26. your top 3 is wisely chosen, good work
    i perfer the route 66 Trip

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