Summer road trips are always fun and memorable: friends, family, good food, and laughs. Whether you can only get away for a weekend or have the opportunity to spend a few months on the road, below are places to put on your bucket list for top US road trip destinations!
10. Black Hills of South Dakota
If you are looking to go back in time and witness rich western American culture and history, the best road trip destination is the Black Hills of South Dakota. At Black Hills there are plenty of cool places to see such as Wall Drug, Custer State Park and the world famous Mount Rushmore.
9. South Carolina Coast
The the coastal cities of South Carolina are fabulous summer road trip and relaxation destinations. Hilton Head has amazing beaches as does Charleston with world class southern hospitality to boot. Beaufort in the north offers the best seafood and a historic anchorage where you can witness incredible views from a rooftop patio.
8. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina/Tennessee
The Great Smokey Mountains National Park is one of the most visited parks in the country with more than 11 million visits annually. The park is full of natural beauty with wonderful sceneries and camping spots. But the part is that the road that takes you there is long, winding, and surrounded by the best mother nature has to offer.
7. Boston to Portland, ME
Boston to Portland, Maine is a summer road trip for sports fans and foodies. You can visit places like New England Aquarium and Fenway Park while in Boston. Then you can travel northeast towards Maine and stop at Kennebunkport for their famous sandwiches. End your trip in Portland where you can enjoy Eventide’s famous lobster rolls.
6. Hana Coastline, Hawaii
The Hana coastline highway offers one of the most stunning views in the country. It goes through beaches, waterfalls and 59 bridges. You can stop at black sand beach and enjoy your day with your family and friends eating the freshest seafood possible.
5. Chicago to Upper Peninsula
If you want the best of city living and a coastal retreat, the Windy City is about a 6 hour drive to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Enjoy pristine waters of the Great Lakes, much seclusion and untouched land all within half a days drive from the country’s best deep dish pizza, sports teams and lakefront.
4. Amelia Island to St. Augustine
Amelia Island is situated in the Northeast of Florida where its stunning beaches and luxurious resorts make it a top holiday destination. You can take a quick 1.5 hour drive over to St. Augustine which is the oldest city of America to enjoy some historic museums and sites.
3. Hudson Valley, New York
Hudson Valley is situated 150 miles north of New York City. It is rich in history and a road trip from New York City to there is full of scenic farmlands and small towns. Enjoy its bountiful vineyards, orchards and farms.
2. Glacier National Park Montana
You can take a road trip from Jackson, Wyoming to Glacier National Park, Montana. The road that takes you there is full of stunning landscapes and the park is one of the most “must see” places in US. With over 700 miles of hiking trails, diverse wildlife including grizzly bears and wild goats, there will never be a dull moment!
1. Miami to Key West, Florida
Key West is the southernmost town in the US. The road that connects it with Miami has 42 bridges in between and crosses through many islands where you can stop and have the best seafood and wander around on scenic beaches. Key West is also a famous party town so expect lots of fruity adult beverages with umbrellas!