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6 Amazing All-American Road Trips to Take This Summer
Embrace striking scenery and classic attractions on the open road.
Discover iconic drives across the country.
"The ingredients include cool small towns and manageable cities to stay in, uncrowded highways that pass by beautiful mountain ranges or parkland and, of course, great restaurants along the way," says Robert Firpo-Cappiello, editor-in-chief of Budget Travel. "We especially find that drives to and from national parks fit this description well, and there are many, many underrated state parks that fit the bill as well," he adds.
Regardless of how you define the perfect road trip, we've come up with six diverse routes to pique your interest. And luckily, in spite of rising demand for the summer travel season, this summer national gas prices are expected to be lower than they've been in over a decade, according to AAA. So, pack your bags, and take in the stunning views and charming locales on these iconic summer drives.
California's Pacific Coast Highway
Blue Ridge Parkway
Santa Fe to Taos, New Mexico
A drive along Florida's Overseas Highway
Utah State Route 12
That said, the route is rugged, remote and filled with sharp, hair-raising turns, so it's best to map out your trip in advance. And keep in mind, regardless of where you want to plan a road trip, oftentimes cell service is minimal, "so it's smart to have an app that allows you to access maps when you're out of range, or grab an old-fashioned paper one just in case" Wise says.
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