While international travel is at a bit of a standstill and some places are opening back up with different restrictions in place, you may be trying to figure out where can I travel right now? With many people wanting to explore but not sure exactly what to do, USA road trips have become super popular! Whether you are planning your first road trip, looking for the best road trips in the USA or just want to explore some of the best places the USA has to offer, you’ve come to the right place!

Route 66: This is the ultimate road trip as Route 66 has been famously known as the “Main Street of America” and is the one of the US Highway System’s original routes. Route 66 winds from Chicago, Illinois all the way to Los Angeles, California, covers 8 states and spans over 2,000 miles. The entire trip takes at least 2 weeks to drive from start to finish but if you can’t drive the entire route, there are sections of Route 66 you can explore. Some hotspots along Route 66 that are a must see include: Gateway Arch, Cadillac Ranch, The Painted Desert, Route 66 Hall of Fame Museum, and the Santa Monica Pier, so pack your bags and let’s hit the road!

Utah’s Big Five: This road trip will take you on a tour through Utah’s Five National Parks: Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Parks and is a trip filled with amazing views, and tons of exploration! Arches National Park is home to over 2,000 natural stone arches with the most iconic being the Delicate Arch and the park’s desert location is the perfect backdrop for beautiful starry night skies. Canyonlands National Park is 527 square miles of cliffs, canyons, and other landforms located by the Colorado and Green Rivers, Canyonland is divided into three districts: The Maze, The Needles and Island in the Sky with each area providing some amazing hiking trails and even better views! Capitol Reef National Park is home to the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline better known as a wrinkle in the earth as well as Sunset Point, an easy hike with panoramic views that is the perfect backdrop for watching the sunset. Bryce Canyon National Park is famous for its tall rock spires and is home to some popular trails like Queens Garden & Navajo Loop, Peek-a-Boo Loop Trail and Wall of Windows. Zion National Park is one of the most popular US parks and its main feature is the 15-mile-long Zion Canyon that reaches depths of more than 2,600 ft and home to Angels Landing, Observation Point, The Narrows and Lower, Middle and Upper Emerald Pools hikes. Lace up your hiking boots, fill up your water bottle and get ready to explore on this road trip!

Pacific Coast Highway: This 1,650 mile highway runs through California, Washington and Oregon along the west coast and is one of the most popular road trips known for its beautiful ocean views, and plenty of restaurants, bars and attractions along the way! The Pacific Coast Highway runs through hotspots like Monterey, Big Sur, Pebble Beach, Santa Monica, Malibu, and Santa Barbara and is filled with must-see spots like Venice Beach, Point Dume, Pismo Beach, Monarch Butterfly Grove, Monterey Aquarium, Hearst Castle and so much more! Rent a convertible, drop the top and feel the wind in your hair as you navigate this amazing road trip!

New England: This trip will have you traveling through Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and Rhode Island as you explore amazing shoreline views and some amazing national forests. With hotspots like Maine’s Acadia National Park, Stowe, Vermont for some skiing, New Hampshire’s White Mountains National Forest and Mystic’s Seaport Museum and Aquarium, there is so much to do on this road trip!

Other Road Trip Options Include:

  • Ultimate East Coast Road Trip: Stops include: Portland, Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Arlington, Charleston, Savannah, Orlando, Miami, and Key West.
  • East Coast Road Trip to the Parks: Stops include: Acadia National Park, White Mountains National Forest, Green Mountains National Forest, Catskills, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Shenandoah, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Everglades.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway: At 469 miles long connecting the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park in North Carolina, Blue Ridge Parkway drive is a road trip you won’t find anywhere else. With a ban on billboards, commercial traffic and the absence of any commercial towns, the 45 mph speed limit will be such a treat as you can truly admire one of the USA’s finest scenic drives.
  • Explore your town, state or bordering states on a fun weekend getaway! Explore towns in your state you’ve never been to or plan a trip to a nearby state to check out their landmarks, famous restaurants, shops, etc! We can easily help you figure out where to go and what to do!

As you can see, there are so many road trip options that allow for you and your group to explore the USA and what better way for group bonding than a road trip! Need help planning? We’ve got you covered! Email us at info@thetripplanningexperts.com and let’s get started!

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