Best road trips in US
Here is a list of some of the best road trips in US.
1. Route 66 | CA to IL
This iconic ‘Mother Road’ is one of the US Highway System’s original routes, starting in downtown Chicago and winding its way across the country to the Santa Monica pier. It covers eight states and around 2,500 miles, the historic highway is punctuated with pops of kitsch and classic Americana from a bygone era.
2. Highway 1 to Big Sur | CA
This amazing drive may have recently shot to fame after its cameo in the Big Little Lies opening credits montage, but it’s been the favourite route for in-the-know motorists for years. This California coastal classic is chock-full of stomach drops and treacherous turns, but it’s all worth it for the world-class panoramas along the way. You however have to be prepared as some stretches can last 40 miles without a single bathroom break or gas station.
3. Blue Ridge Parkway | VA to NC
If you are in the mood for a leisurely, legendary drive, then, head for the Blue Ridge Parkway, where the speed limit sits at a comfortable 45mph and commercial vehicles are strictly prohibited. Snaking through the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina, the 469-mile route connects the Shenandoah and the Great Smoky Mountains national parks. For prime leaf-peeping, visit in autumn when foliage explodes in a brilliant display of crimson, auburn and golden leaves.
4. Overseas Highway | FL
The route follows US-1, connecting the Florida Keys during a 113-mile, sun-drenched drive. It was originally constructed in 1928 and rebuilt in the 1980s. The continuous road connects Key Largo down to laid-back Key West. Cruise over Seven Mile Bridge (one of the longest in the world) while soaking in towering lighthouses, colorful coral reef parks and strips of white-sand beaches.