The Ultimate North American Road Trip
2018-08-27 by cogency
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North America has so much to offer. From tropical beaches to spectacular mountains, there is something to see on everyone’s list. Planes are a fast and convenient mode of transportation. If you want to truly appreciate the beauty of the land, you must explore by a road trip. Here is your guide to the ultimate road trip in North America.
Blue Ridge Parkway
For those who love winding roads and mountain views, you need to explore the Blue Ridge Parkway. The route runs for 469 miles from Virginia to North Carolina. It has been named a National Parkway and All-American Road in the United States. This stretch of scenic highway takes visitors from the Shenandoah Mountains to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The majority of the route runs along the Blue Ridge mountain range. Visitors can see plenty of waterfalls and the mountaintop sights along the way. The route is particularly popular in autumn when the leaves begin to change colors.
If you are looking for fun in the sun, take your car for a drive down to the Florida Keys. This route begins in Miami with all its vibrant culture and nightlife. Once you leave the city, U.S. 1 (Florida Overseas Highway) will be your road to the tiny seaside towns of the Keys. This 100-mile route travels along the rim of the Everglades and Florida Bay. Visitors can experience the laidback lifestyle of Key Largo, Marathon, and Islamorada. U.S. 1 ends in the southernmost part of the United States, Key West.
Route 66 has been the gold standard of North American road trips. Beginning in Chicago and ending in Santa Monica, the Mother Road has been a roadside staple since 1926. The 2,448-mile route takes visitors through 8 different states in the Midwest and Southwest areas of the United States. If you are looking for a real piece of old Americana, get your kicks on Route 66.
The Great Divide
The best way to end your North American adventure is by traveling up the Great Divide. This trip takes visitors from the mesas of New Mexico up the Canadian border. Travelers usually start in New Mexico and slowly work their way up the Rocky Mountains. The road will lead to some spectacular spots like Yellowstone National Park and Montana’s National Glacier Park.
Road trips are a great way to explore North America. There is a whole world that is missed when flying by airplane. So pack your bags and hit the road for an ultimate trip around North America.
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