Chances are that at some point in your travels you’ve heard that the journey counts for a lot more than the destination. This is particularly poignant when you decide to get from A to B through an extended road trip! Not only will you end up in a brilliant end location, but you will make all sorts of memories, see all sorts of sites, and witness all sorts of landscapes along the way. Now, the world is your oyster when it comes to driving, but the USA holds some of the most iconic road trip routes in the world. Here are some places that you might want to pass through on the way!
Route 66 – As soon as “road trip” is brought up in conversation, there tends to be one road in particular that springs to people’s minds, no matter where they live in the world – Route 66. This highway was one of the first in the US system and has garnered various nicknames over the years, including the “Will Rogers Highway”, the “Main Street of America”, and the “Mother Road”. It traverses almost 4000 kilometres of terrain and passes through the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois. So, there are plenty of world-renowned places to visit as you travel along it if you so choose. This is, of course, pretty intense and you’re going to have to make a whole lot of stop offs on the way. So, make sure to book up comfortable accommodation en route. Consider hotel rooms in Lake Jackson, Texas. This will give you a relaxing break away from the wheel and a chance to take in some of the destinations you’re passing through.
Pacific Coast Highway – The Pacific Coast Highway runs from San Diego to San Francisco. Officially known as “State Route 1”, this route spans the California coastline, giving you plenty of opportunities to visit The Golden State. The majority of the state has a Mediterranean style climate, and draws in visitors with its warm and dry summers and average temperature of 21 degrees Celsius and above. The hottest months are June, July, and August, so if you arrange your road trip during this time, try to make sure you’re driving a convertible or a vehicle with a seriously impressive air conditioning system. Take a break in San Francisco. San Francisco lies on the East Coast of California and is host to endless wonderful sights, from the world renowned structure of the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz Island, one of the world’s most notoriously inescapable prisons. If you plan to visit the big sights in San Fran, make sure to book tickets well in advance, as demand is high and you don’t want to be left waiting in huge queues during your trip.
These are just two different routes that you can take on your all American road trip, but they are extremely popular for good reason. They give you plenty to see and do, no matter when you decide to visit!