Road trips are a great way to take a vacation where you can really enjoy the sights around you. When you take a road trip, you have the flexibility to go at your own pace and see many different attractions. We’ve compiled a list (Source: Credit) to help you decide some of the best road trips to take in the U.S. We are also going to provide you with some driving tips and road trip preparation tasks.
Top 50 Road Trips in the U.S.
Credit created a blog with the top road trips for every state. To help you in your decision to take a road trip, we’ve compiled the list below. Let us know if you decide to take any of these road trips.
- Alabama – Natchez Trace Parkway
- Alaska – Seward Highway
- Arizona – Catalina Highway
- Arkansas – Pig Trail Scenic Byway
- California – Pacific Coast Highway
- Colorado – Independence Pass
- Connecticut – Route 169
- Delaware – Brandywine Valley National Scenic Byway
- Florida – Old Florida Heritage Highway
- Georgia – Russell-Brasstown National Scenic Byway
- Hawaii – Kauai’s North Shore
- Idaho – Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway
- Illinois – Great River Road
- Indiana – Highway 46
- Iowa – Dragoon Trail
- Kansas – Route 66
- Kentucky – Bourbon Trail
- Louisiana – Cane River Road
- Maine – Coastal Route 1
- Maryland – Historic National Road
- Massachusetts – The Mohawk Trail
- Michigan – Red Arrow Highway
- Minnesota – Avenue of Pines
- Mississippi – The Blues Highway
- Missouri – Glade Top Trail
- Montana – Clark Fork Scenic Drive
- Nebraska – Heritage Highway
- Nevada – The Big Smoky Valley Scenic Drive
- New Hampshire – Apple Way
- New Jersey – County Route 519
- New Mexico – Abo Pass Trail
- New York – Route 9
- North Carolina – Blue Ridge Parkway
- North Dakota – Killdeer Mountain Four Bears
- Ohio – Covered Bridges Byway
- Oklahoma – Route 66
- Oregon – Volcanic Legacy
- Pennsylvania – Delaware Water Gap
- Rhode Island – Ocean Drive
- South Carolina – Ashley River Road
- South Dakota – Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway
- Tennessee – The Cherohala Skyway
- Texas – Devil’s Backbone
- Utah – The Energy Loop – Huntington/Eccles Canyons Scenic Byway
- Vermont – Scenic Route 100 Byway
- Virginia – Skyline Drive
- Washington – Chuckanut Drive
- West Virginia – Route 32 through Canaan Valley
- Wisconsin – Rustic Road 83
- Wyoming – Muddy Creek Historic Byway
How to Plan for a Road Trip & Driving Trips
Planning a road trip can be a daunting task especially if you have no idea where to begin. Below are a few steps that Hot Beauty Health recommends taking prior to the start:
- Clean Your Car & Tune Up
- Buy Snacks & Drinks
- Plan Your Route and Various Stops in Advance
- Create a Packing List & Playlist
- Prepare for Any Complications
- Plan & Follow a Budget
We’ve also thought about how much driving is involved in a road trip. For that reason, we decided to share some of the best driving tips to keep you safe. Independent Traveler Created an awesome list and from that we’ve picked out our top five safety tips. See below:
- Know the local traffic laws for the places you will be driving to.
- Never let your fuel level drop below 1/4 of a tank.
- Stock up on snacks and drinks prior to your trip. You will save money.
- Everyone needs to wear their seat belt.
- If you have a rental car, make sure you know how to use the car properly before leaving.
Good luck on your next road trip! Let us know if you have any other tips or scenic routes!