Then scroll through the galleries below for more 50 state road trips. Fortunately, ohio is home to several back roads and scenic byways that are perfect for a leisurely drive. Scenic drives amalfi coast, italy the worlds best selfdrive scenic drives. National geographic guide to scenic highways and byways, 5th.
Clocking in at 19 miles long, the pig trail scenic byway lies within the boston mountains region of the arkansas ozark mountains. Sep 25, 2018 scenic drives you must take in each of the 50 states. Unlimited stops, edit, share, find recommended places of interest and campgrounds, manage budgets, print or export directions and more. The scenic route passes through 10 states and hundreds of river towns. Buy the most scenic drives in america, newly revised and updated. Pacific coast highway, from oregon all the way down to san diego flagstaff to sedona, arizona virginia blue ridge parkway route 201, maine woolf creek drive, colorado california redwood national park west viginia coal heritage trail utah moab dri. Whether you are looking for a day trip, weekend getaway or planning a road trip, our guides provide you with the perfect scenic drive. The index is a visual map showing scenic drives by state and region with page listings to read about each scenic drive. Top 10 most scenic drives in the usa america is known for its gorgeous drives that not only get you to your destination, but also help you see some of the most beautiful scenery while enjoying the trip. Let this scenic travel book serve as your guide as you explore from coast to coast. The zion scenic drive follows the virgin river through lower canyon to canyon junction before making way past a number of lovely viewpoints and hiking trailheads in the main canyon area deeper into the national park.
Look, you can never go wrong with route 66, and arizona is home to a number of route 66s most iconic spots. There really is nothing quite like getting out on the road and exploring a new town or country. Unlimited stops, edit, share, find recommended places of interest and. Some take you to or through national parks, monuments and seashores. Discover americas most heartstopping highways, byways, and parkways. I had already taken i bought this as a retirement gift for a coworker who had just bought a 5th wheel with the intent of traversing the country. Reviewing readers digest the most scenic drives in america. Byways traveling the hidden corners of the country. Plan a scenic drive, view maps, book hotels, attractions and restaurants. The most scenic drives in america, newly revised and updated. Best books rving motorhome travel guides scenic pathways. Sometimes, all you need is a good, long drive to pass the time, clear your head or just enjoy the day. The best scenic drives in georgia chattahoochee national forest.
Mar 01, 2012 the most scenic drives in america, newly revised and updated. This list represents popular scenic drives in georgia, including russell brasstown scenic byway near the appalachian trail and brasstown bald in the north georgia mountains. The book contains 120 very interesting drives, starting in the northwesternmost point of the us alaska and working its way to to the southeasternmost point key west. This book contains 120 scenic drives throughout the entire country. View our unique itineraries for 2020 and 2021 and book an awardwinning holiday today 855 430 4464 call scenic on 855 430 4464 find a cruise tour. Just outside sedona, though, is the red rock scenic byway. Discover americas best scenic drives plus 25 new drives mile by mile, in this photofilled, detailpacked travel book. Top 10 most scenic drives in the usa attractions of america. The most scenic drives in america 120 spectacular road trips. The index is a visual map showing scenic drives by state and region with page listings to. The most scenic drives in america, newly revised and updated book. We want to encourage you to intentionally make plans to get away from the hustle and bustle of regular life in 2020, and to set out for the hidden beauty nearby. It is quite heavy so i just write out the trips we will be doing on. The zion scenic drive follows the virgin river through lower canyon to canyon junction before making way past a number of lovely viewpoints and hiking trailheads.
This spot has it all really from a fantastically helpful visitors centre, to easy parking, good toilet facilities, great. Whether you have a week or a weekend, want to travel near or far, theres something for everyone on our list of breathtaking scenic drives around the world. This fully updated edition of the bestselling guidebook from national geographic showcases 300 of the best scenic drives across the united states. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. From sandwich through to brewster youll get to relish in the dunelands and charming historic villages. Descriptions, maps and links to related information for over 800 americas most scenic roads. Mar 09, 2016 special for usa today america the beautiful is never more apparent than on these beautiful drives throughout each of the 50 states. If youre pressed for time, but still want to behold californias beauty, take this cliffside drive from monterey to morro bay. Pack your hiking shoes, your camera and some camping gear, because some of the most epic drives in the united states are hidden inside national parks or are scenic routes managed by the nps. For a peaceful contrast, continue on to cape cove trail, captain cook trail, oregon coast trail, st perpetua trail and whispering spruce trail which is an easy 0. Top 10 road trip destinations in the usa vroomvroomvroom. It covers the iconic landmarks and cities that everyone. This list of 47 handpicked scenic drives is the perfect starting point if youre planning the ultimate driving vacation.
Order online or over the phone anytime, day or night. The fifth and latest edition of national geographic guide to scenic highways and byways provides more than 300 possibilities for spectacular getaways in your local area and throughout the 50 states. National geographic guide to scenic highways and byways. You dont have to be the outdoorsy type to enjoy floridas natural beauty. Before you pull the car out of the garage, consider one of these scenic drives throughout the united states. There are famous drives here, including the blue ridge parkway, the natchez trace, and some of the prettiest sections of the great river road. The allinone trip planner and travel guidenow totally revised and updatedwill steer you down the most scenic road every time. The 10 best utah scenic drives with photos tripadvisor. Scenic drives you must take in each of the 50 states. National geographic guide to scenic highways and byways, 5th edition.
See the itineraries chapter in our new usa guide for more, and for americas official scenic roads, visit 1. Apr 19, 2018 these compelling drives will enhance any road trip across the lower 48 states. The most scenic drives in america, newly revised and. The best backroads in florida for a long scenic drive. Whether youre looking for the best highways for foodies, seeking scenic landscapes, or trying to explore americas. Follow the route northbound it will lead you up to highway 101 and the redwoods of california, certainly one of the most scenic drives in california. Jan 15, 2020 the best backroads in florida for a long scenic drive. Imagine driving all across the united states taking the most scenic routes possible and. Nov 02, 2016 just be sure to stop at these beautiful scenic spots in each of the 50 states to see what makes america truly the beautiful. Route 76 from ellijay and past blairsville to clayton is one of the most scenic routes in georgia, dating back to the 1920s and 1930s, when the federal government purchased much of the land here. Compared to the bustling highspeed sh 6 or the congested, overdeveloped rte. The great river road national scenic byway follows the course of the mississippi river for 3,000 miles from northern minnesota to the gulf of mexico.
In order to really plan a road trip, however, you need to do more than just book a rental car and make hotel reservations. Some wind through dramatic mountain ranges, others along one coast or another. Phoenix 3tvcbs5 fill up your gas tank, check your tire pressure and get out and drive because arizona is home to some of the most scenic drives across america. From floridas road to flamingo to hawaiis oahu coastal loop. The great river road the best drive in america experience. Here are some doozies, although any mere top 10 list will inevitably leave out some of the best. Detailed road trip routes highlighting key sights and stops along historic route 66, the pacific coast, us2, and other popular crosscountry drives. The most scenic drive in every state travel us news. From alaskas mountains to floridas keys, the scenery is only. Being an amateur photographer, i like to drive along the scenic drives, enjoy the spectacular views and capture them in my camera. Some say the drive got its name because the winding road looks like the corkscrew tail of a pig. Jun 17, 2019 from the dramatic california coast to historylined thoroughfares of new england, there are countless scenic drives across the countryand some stellar standouts.
The route includes the famous big sur section, the iconic golden gate bridge, and mile after mile of incredible coast. Rv directions obviously, some drives are created more equal than others. Book overview the allinone trip planner and travel guidenow totally revised and updatedwill steer you down the most scenic road every time. There is a book published by readers digest entitled the most scenic drives in america that can be used to deal with this problem. Click through to see a scenic drive from every state in the u. Scenic usas collection of americas scenic byways, all american roads, national forest byways, backcountry byways and state scenic byways. There are plenty of scenic drives with views of the sunshine states wild forests, breathtaking beaches, and awesome attractions. Coast along the 9mile route and youll see big surs bixby bridge, picturesque carmelbythesea, the hearst castle, and much more on the way. Get road trip usa for the glovebox or as a gift for your favorite armchair adventurer. We have an earlier edition of this book and love it for planning our rv and camping trips. Jamie jensens fullcolor guide includes over 125 driving maps and key sights along the eleven crosscountry road trip routes featured on this site. The great river road is arguably the longest and most important scenic byway in america. Whether you choose a drive in a far corner of the continent or a back road in your own state, this book is your ticket to north americas most beautiful byways. The 10 best backroads in ohio for a long scenic drive.
Leaving the highways to explore the byways, back roads, dirt roads and trails is a great way to as john muir put it wash your spirit clean. Whether you choose a drive in a far corner of the continent or a back road in your own state, this book is your ticket to north americas most. The 10 best oregon scenic drives with photos tripadvisor. The most scenic drives in america meet your next favorite book. Aug 14, 2012 there are many scenic drives in the united states, but only a few are truly iconic.317 998 914 460 1251 252 1380 1434 556 651 1172 1355 512 841 1563 1008 1526 562 1115 788 1219 1064 1019 1574 363 376 789 200 1462 558 1452 1161 1269 691 650 710 48