One of Americans most favorite past time is taking a road trip. Instead of hopping on a plane landing in a city and going to a hotel, most people still prefer to caravan along windy roads and take in the sights. To experience America’s beautiful landscape, there is no better way than packing a bag, gassing up the car, and letting the GPS guide you. Here are six road trip destinations that you don’t want to miss out on.
1)Cape Cod, Massachusetts
New England has many capes along the coast, but the mentioning of “the Cape”, it is immediately clear it is in reference to the 160 mile circuit starting at Cape Cod Canal. Along with the beautiful beaches, lobster and clam shacks, there are many quaint resort towns to explore. Take in all the historic charm visiting Sandwich, Yarmouth, Orleans, Brewster, and Dennis.
2)Red Rock Country, Arizona
If you are into the outdoors and wide open spaces, fill up your water bottles and lace up your sneakers or boats and be prepared for a dirt road adventure. Beginning in Sedona traveling The Red Rock Scenic Byway bask in all he beautiful scenery while enjoying hiking, biking, swimming, and visiting historic monuments.
Located in Chickasaw Country conveniently of off I-35, Sulphur is an exciting road trip for local travelers looking for hospitable spirits and historical presence. Known as ‘The Land of Rippling Water’ there are a lot of activities and attractions to explore in the southern infused Indian and Cowboy town. After you enjoy your time fishing, shopping, ATV off-roading, hiking, and horseback riding, don’t forget to make time to explore the Chickasaw Cultural Center. That alone is worth the drive.
The scenic routes in Virginia and Maryland heading in to DC are absolutely breathtaking. If you have a thing for history and worldly affairs this is the best place for sightseeing. This is your time to explore the beautiful architect of all the federal buildings in the area and visit memorials, monuments, and cemeteries. Don’t forget to spend a day at the famous Smithsonian museum for many interesting exhibits.
America’s oldest national park and one the most beautiful is Yosemite. To view beautiful waterfalls, domes, and glaciers hike along Half Dome or Yosemite Falls. The views have inspired many, including famous painters and poets for more than 100 years. After a day of hiking and touring relax yourself in one of Yosemite’s many lodges.
6)New Orleans, Louisiana
Known for its culinary strength, the good eats is reason enough to visit this fascinating city. Along with a great dining experience spend the day strolling the French Quarters taking in all the historic buildings and culture. There are festivals year round and at night it becomes a party on Bourbon Street, so there will be plenty of attractions and activities to keep you busy.
Whether you are looking for sheer adventure or pure relaxation, America has some of the best places to visit. For your next family vacation consider a road trip to one of these six captivating locations.