With the weather getting nice again, I like to get out of the house. Typically, I’ll head to the beach if I get a free weekend, since there’s nothing more relaxing to me than the sound of seagulls cawing and waves crashing. And while the destination is great, I usually enjoy the trip there just as much. Putting the widows down, feeling the ocean breeze and smelling the saltwater is amazing. So, I started thinking, what other roads out there will make for a fantastic voyage? Of course, I wasn’t the first to consider this, which is why these highways are famous!
Of all the famous American highways, Route 66 is by far the most iconic. It’s been featured by name in countless movies and put into song time and time again. Route 66 covers 2,000 miles of midwestern countryside, stretching from Illinois to California. It is littered with oversized tourist attractions like “The Worlds Largest Catsup Bottle” and features countless scenic views and ghost towns. One particularly astounding view can be found at the point where Route 66 winds through the Grand Canyon in Arizona
Alternatively known as Highway 1, the PCH runs from northern California all the way down to San Diego. It mainly runs along the steep cliffs of the California coastline, but it also winds though Redwood forests along the way. As you can see, the views are absolutely spectacular, and the weather is perfectly suited to put the top down on your convertible for the entire ride.
Another lengthy highway with spectacular views of water, the Great River Road trades coastline for the rivers edge as it runs for 3,000 miles along the edge of the Mississippi. The ten-state stretch is rich in cultural and scenic diversity, beginning in Lake Itasca in Minnesota and running all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana.
If you want to take on a highway that doesn’t stretch for thousands of miles, check out the Blue Ridge Parkway. You aren’t going to see much water here as the 469-mile road will take you through the forests of the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina. While much shorter than the rest, the Blue Ridge Parkway may have the most beautiful panoramic views of any road in America.
This one really packs a punch in a short drive. Stretching for just 50 miles, Going-To-The-Sun Road is the only road that takes you to Glacier National Park in Montana. The road reaches a peak of 6,000 feet above sea level, hence the name. So, if you aren’t afraid of heights and you love mountains, this is the road for you.
Whatever road you take, be sure to take it in for all its worth. If you want to take a trip on one of these highways, be sure to pull over before taking in the view! And if you want to stay legal for less while you’re out there, let Good2Go Auto Insurance help. Visit www.Good2Go.com for a free quote on low rate, minimum limits car insurance today!
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