There’s nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later).
Sure, the game has changed a little – smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and crumpled maps obsolete – but one essential question remains: where to go? Look no further. We hand-picked the best, most adventure-packed road trips in the country.
Tail of the Dragon – Tennessee and North Carolina
Red Rock Country – Arizona
Going to the Sun Road – Montana
Overseas Highway – Florida
Blue Ridge Parkway – Virginia and North Carolina
Outer Banks – North Carolina
Route 12 – Utah
Loop Road, Acadia National Park – Maine
Columbia River Highway – Oregon
The Million Dollar Highway – Colorado
The Black River Scenic Byway – Michigan
The High Road – Taos, N.M.
Kancamagus Highway – New Hampshire
Brandywine Valley – Pennsylvania and Delaware
Highway 2 – Nebraska
Olympic Peninsula – Washington
Highway 50, The Loneliest Road – Nevada
Beartooth Highway – Montana and Wyoming
Route 6 – Cape Cod
Delaware Water Gap – Pennsyvlvania and New Jersey
Route 66 – Chicago to Arizona
Pacific Coast Highway – California