There are so many amazing road-trip destinations all over the world and today we are going to cover our favorite three routes in the United States!
Historic Columbia River Highway in Oregon
Oregon is beautiful and known for its mountains and beaches as well as pretty city scapes.
It pretty much has a little of everything which makes it a popular place to not only live, but visit.
Nestled in this beautiful state on the 74-mile Columbia River Highway just outside of Portland, Oregon, you will see stunning waterfalls, rivers, bridges, and mountains as your travel along the Columbia River Gorge.
Most of the historic route follows U.S. Route 30 and Oregon Route 35, though a portion now runs concurrent with I-84 between Portland and The Dalles.
You can complete the 48-mile road trip from Portland to the Hood River in just a day, or extend it to two days by staying overnight at a lodge or campsite.
You can see an astonishing amount of wildlife as you look over the vistas, and be sure to stop at free attractions like Multnomah and Horsetail Falls. Consider staying overnight at Brickhaven Bed & Breakfast in Corbett for $100 per night, or camp at Lewis and Clark RV Park and Campground for just $25 per night.
If you are an antique shopper, there are lots of little shops along the way.
U.S. Route 1 in Florida
Stretching from Maine all the way down to the Florida Keys, historic U.S. Route 1 offers many opportunities for adventure.
If you find yourself in Florida, do yourself a favor by riding the highway from the northernmost coast of Florida to the Keys.
The entire trip is 545 miles, so spread it out over two to three days of driving.
During the trip, you can enjoy exquisite coastline views, and an extended trip over the ocean itself as you make your way to the Keys.
If you make it all the way to Key West, you can save a lot of money by renting a campsite at Leo’s Campground for $39 to $75 per night.
However, if you’re wanting to stay in a hotel look at either Hotels.com.
Historic Route 66
Yes, it has been used by all American brands over and over and for good reason.
The quintessential American road trip typically includes an adventure on the remainders of the historic Route 66.
From 1926 to 1985, Route 66 snaked its way nearly 2,500 miles from Chicago, Illinois through Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending in Los Angeles, California.
Today, markers bearing the “Historic Route 66” emblem line the current roads and highways where 66 once passed.
If you’re ambitious, you can certainly travel the whole stretch of highway, following the historic road wherever current routes allow, but it’s also possible to travel just a few hundred miles down Route 66 as it passes through your home state.
Just try to bookend the trip with two of the route’s famous destinations, such as St. Louis, Missouri or Flagstaff, Arizona.
Here are a few tips to prepare for your next roadtrip:
- Plan your route – know where you are going and bring the proper items with you so you don’t get lost like a map and GPS device.
- Dining – plan some snacks for the long stretches and then look online for popular places to try for dining in.
- Accommodations – if you plan on doing overnight roadtrips, you should book in advance to make sure there is availability
- Driving gear – have extra gas with you, a roadtrip emergency kit, cell charger, extra blanket and sleep gear in case you need to sleep in the car, and comfortable driving accessories.