Jul 15

Top Road Trips in America

by in travel, USA

What better way to explore America’s wide-open plains and vibrant cities than from the seat of a classic muscle car or a beat up banger? The vast continent has everything an intrepid explorer should need on the open road – new destinations, stunning scenery, unusual hidden treasures and a few interesting characters along the way. Discover the best of America with these top road trips across many borders and states.

Pacific Coast Highway

Pacific Coast

The California State Route 1, otherwise known as the Pacific Coast Highway, is widely regarded as one of the best driving roads in the world. This road trip is beautiful, unique and indulgent, as it certainly isn’t the fastest way to travel through California. The 123 mile route, which snakes along the Californian coastline, takes around five hours to complete. The road starts at Monterey before weaving its way though Carmel-by-Sea, Point Lobos State Reserve, Big Sur, and all the way to Cambria and finally Morro Bay. The sheer cliff drops and superb view on the exhilarating route will definitely put your road concentration skills to the test.

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley, USA

The name Death Valley was first coined by a group of explorers in the winter of 1849 after they found themselves lost in the desert’s lonely wilderness. Today the region is known as the lowest, driest and hottest place in North America. Death Valley National Park can be easily accessed from the border of California and Nevada and many travellers like to travel from the desert to the bright lights of Las Vegas. One of the most popular drives is along the Badwater Road to the Devils Golf Course and around to the Highway 190 which should take 1 ½ – 2 hours.

San Francisco to New York

San Francisco

If you are looking for a mighty challenge across America, look no further than the 23 day San Francisco to New York route. Although all the sights are perhaps too long to list here, some highlights of the trip include the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Memphis and Las Vegas. As you travel from San Francisco in the west to New York in the east along route 66, you can experience a variety of cultures and landmarks across the breadth of the continent including some true iconic American wildlife in the Yosemite National Park. Scour the Royal Holiday Vacation Club on Twitter to seek out some recommended hotspots.

A trip around the Florida Keys

Florida Keys

Just off mainland Florida with its beach culture vibes lays a string of beautiful islands, the Florida Keys. Visitors can travel along the Highway 1 with its coastal views to reach Key West from the mainland. With an average daily temperature of 25.5 degrees, these jewels in the ocean offer both a peaceful retreat and a family-friendly holiday destination. With night clubs, quiet stretches of coastline, water sports, restaurants and shops, there are plenty of things to do once you’ve reached your destination via the coastal road. In fact, there are so many things to see in the area that you should probably split your time between the Upper, Middle and Lower Keys to fit it all in.

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