It’s pretty much at the top of everyone’s bucket list; taking on one of America’s incredible highway’s. It is part and parcel of having everything anyone could possibly ever hope to see in one giant country. It is also one of those things that people have been spurred on to do through the glamour and grit of films, music, books and even rock n’ roll. They’ve all had their part to play whether it be Kerouac or Dylan, or even Dennis Hopper. It’s a coming of age thing that we’ve all got to do at some point, the problem is picking the right one, and maybe even the right car. But don’t worry, that’s where we come in. We’re here to help you decide on which terrafirma you’re gonna tear across. Yeehaw.
Dana Point to Leggett
This is the almighty California State Route 1, which runs along the Pacific ocean from San Diego right into Redwood country. It’s what most of us can only describe as epic. What’s more, if you’re looking for a far from strenuous introduction into life on the road, then this is the one for you. That doesn’t mean it is boring, quite the opposite. It’s exciting, and that is because there is a ton of stuff to see, especially in the summer. There’s Route 101, the Point Reyes National Seashore, Malibu and Santa Monica, and even a touch of Long Beach. So get yourself a slick convertible, maybe even a classic pony car and enjoy what is on display.
LA to Vegas
It’s one of the greatest experiences any of us can hope to live and tell; jumping in a car and driving off to the city of sins with nothing more than overnight bag and pink showgirl headdress. It’s a weekend away with you and your closest friends, your partner and theirs too. Of course, the drive itself is pretty much nothing but 300 miles of desert, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. Especially if you all decide to chip in and do it properly. No, we’re not talking about getting a limo. We’re talking about shofur bus; we’re talking and booking yourself a tour bus; turning up at Vegas in the same fashion The Rolling Stones would can only be awesome.
Coast to Coast
This is a fantasy for many. It’s the very truest road trip, it’s one for the purists; driving from one coast of the US to the other, taking in approximately 3,500 miles of tarmac along the way. Of course there are numerous different routes you can take, but we recommend you tackle Route 20, which covers Newport and Oregon and Boston, as well as Yellowstone. It’s hard to say what makes this a must-do, but it definitely has something to do with the fact you’re looking at two-three weeks on the road, not to mention it’s pretty fast and easy too.
Miami to Key WestThis is one of the shortest you can do, but given it touches the Everglades and rolls onto the Ocean Highway, it is one of the most awe-inspiring road trips anyone can take. And we haven’t even mentioned the jewel in the crown; the Seven Mile Bridge. No points for guessing how long it is.