12 Road Trips Every American Should Take

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1. Route 2, Alaska

Route 2, Alaska

Between the Yukon-Alaska border and Fairbanks (285 miles/459 km)

2. Highway One, California

Highway One, California

From Santa Monica to Fort Bragg (625 miles/ 1,006 km)

3. Highway 34, Colorado

Highway 34, Colorado

Over the crest of the Rockies on the Trail Ridge Road between Loveland and Granby (93 miles/150 km)

4. A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway, Florida

A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway, Florida

Between Miami and Fernandina Beach (338 miles/544 km)

5. Kahekili Highway (Route 340), Hawaii

Kahekili Highway (Route 340), Hawaii

Along Maui’s secluded northwest coast between Kapalua and Kahului (30 miles/48 km)

6. Highway One, Maine

Highway One, Maine

Along the coast between Brunswick and Calais (234 miles/377 km)

7. Highway 31, Michigan

Highway 31,  Michigan

Down the Gold Coast (Lake Michigan) from Mackinaw City to New Buffalo (365 miles/587 km)

8. The Extraterrestrial Highway, Nevada

The Extraterrestrial Highway, Nevada

From Las Vegas to Rachel, with stops at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge and the Little A’Le’Inn restaurant (148 miles/238 km)

9. Highway 9W, New York

Highway 9W, New York

Between Albany and the George Washington Bridge along the west bank of the Hudson River (141 miles/ 227 km)

10. U.S. 90, Texas

U.S. 90, Texas

From El Paso (via Alpine) to San Antonio (578 miles/930 km)

11. Colonial Parkway, Virginia

Colonial Parkway, Virginia

Links 200 years of American history between Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown (23 miles/37 km)

12. Highway 89, Wyoming

Highway 89, Wyoming

From Jackson to Mammoth via Grand Teton and Yellowstone (147 miles/237 km)