15 Scenic Drives You Won't Believe You Can Take in America
Hold off on buying that international plane ticket — you can have an incredible vacation right here in America. No plane required! We uncovered the most scenic drives you can take for a memorable road trip. These locations will take your breath away. America truly is the beautiful!
Route 179, AZ
The red rock formations in Arizona are one of America's most incredible sights.
Mount Greylock Scenic Byway, MA
Leaf peepers will definitely want to see the trees change in this area in the Autumn season.
Silverado Trail, CA
Marvel at the green vineyards and rolling hills of Napa's wine country.
Trail Ridge Road, CO
Take the ultimate tour of Rocky Mountain National Park while driving up, up, and up through the high-altitude highway.
Hana Highway, HI
The windy roads in Maui are filled with lush wildlife and sweeping views of the sea.
Route 12, UT
Take in the astounding views of rock formations, like the ones in Bryce Canyon.
Kancamagus Highway, NH
This 36-mile stretch of highway is especially impressive during the Fall, when the leaves turn color.
Blue Ridge Parkway, VA and NC
Cruise through the Great Smoky Mountains and incredible forests of trees.
This route spans across many states in the country, and it's one of the original highways that was established by the US Highway System. This is the quintessential path to take for a classic American road trip.
Highway 1, CA
Follow the edge of Calfornia and enjoy the pretty views of big cliffs and the Pacific Ocean.
Lake Shore Drive, IL
If you prefer city views, this drive along the edge of Chicago is picturesque.
Lemhi Pass, ID and MT
The hills and rock formations in this area of the country are particularly historic because Lewis and Clark explored this land in 1805.
Route 97, NY
Feast your eyes on the windy roads of Hawk's Nest that follow along the Delaware River.
Highway 101, OR
This entire drive gives you views of the state's many beaches and trees.
Going-to-the-Sun Road, MT
This magnificent road weaves through Glacier National Park. You will see vast meadows, bodies of water, and massive mountains.