The idea of a road trip is heavily engrained in American culture, with groups of friends trekking across the vast expanses of the USA and visiting amazing places together.
With the USA being such a large country, it seems an impossible feat to determine what is worthy of your time and what isn’t. You may be travelling in your RV or you may use car rental services, but we’ll show you 6 excellent ideas for your next road trip on this list below.
To start of the list, we have Hill Country in San Antonio.
It is a region that is well known for its karst topography and towering rugged hills. These hills feature limestone and granite chunks at heights of 400-500ft compared to the surrounding valleys.
This could be an excellent stop off on your road trip.
The Loneliest Road
The Loneliest Road, also known as US Route 50, is a major highway stretching from the east to the west of the entire United States. It mainly runs through incredibly rural areas of the Western part of the USA and includes the section through the state of Nevada named ‘The Loneliest Road’.
This would be a cross country option with many stops along the way, making it a strong candidate for long road trips.
The Alaska Highway doesn’t actually begin within the state it’s named after. Instead, it begins in British Columbia and heads all the way through the scenic Yukon Territory, ending in Fairbanks.
The entire journey is around 1459 miles, making it a good candidate on your list of ideas.
You will find idyllic environments such as Rocky Mountain National Park nearby to Denver, making it a great starting place for a road trip. The ‘Mile High City’, as Denver is known, has 300 days of annual sunshine and is home to seven professional sports teams. This, coupled with the 150+ breweries in the Denver metro area, makes for a sports fans dream road trip location.
The Blue Ridge Parkway
This highway stretches all the way through Virginian Appalachian Mountains into North Carolina where you can find the Smoky Mountains, National Park.
Autumn brings a change of colour, where the golden trees hug the edge of the road, making for a beautiful journey past the hiking trails and waterfalls on the route. This would make for a scenic and aesthetic road trip.
The Las Vegas Loop
The final place on our list is situated near Las Vegas.
The glowing lights on the Vegas strip can be seen as you head into the sprawling deserts of Arizona and Utah, before delving deep into the Wild West. This makes for a stunning and exciting road trip, especially if you stop in the heart of the Vegas strip.
This list covers a very small fraction of the stunning and awe-inspiring natural and man-made wonders. Any of these choices would make for an excellent road trip, either in its entirety or combining them together if you have the time and money to pay for the fuel.
Taking these options into consideration, along with your own research, is sure to guarantee an experience of a lifetime that you can share with family and friends for years to come. Embrace the wilderness and explore the beauty the USA has to offer.