5 of the United States’ Most Scenic Road Trips

One of the best ways to admire America’s vast, beautiful landscapes is on a good old-fashioned road trip. As you’re planning your next vacation, consider these scenic drives.

1. Blue Ridge Parkway

This 469-mile drive connects two national parks — Shenandoah in Virginia and the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina.

2. Route 66

Spanning over 2,500 miles from Los Angeles to Chicago, Route 66 is the ultimate cross-country road trip.

3. San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway

Winding through the San Juan Mountains, this 233-mile drive takes you to Colorado’s historic mining towns.

4. Pacific Coast Highway

California’s longest highway runs 653 miles from Dana Point in Orange County to Leggett in Mendocino County.

5. Jackson, Wyoming, to Glacier, Montana>

You could drive the 513 miles from Jackson to Glacier National Park in a day, but why not explore Big Sky Country?