Where are the Most Scenic Road Trips in the US?

by Grant SimmonsSeptember 19, 2017


1. Pacific Coast Highway

California’s longest highway tops many of the world’s most scenic highway lists. The 657 miles from California’s northern border down to San Diego offers travelers an outstanding variety of coastal vistas, seaside villages, city views, mountain wilderness, surfer spots, and sunny wine districts.

2. Blue Ridge Parkway

The 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway connects Shenandoah National Park in Virginia with the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. As a favorite of leaf watchers, the magnificent fall views of trees turning attracts tourists & locals alike. At its highest point, you’ll be driving at an altitude of 6,000 feet with fantastic valley views.

3. Jackson, Wyoming to Glacier, Montana

This road trip offers some of the most stunning and diverse landscapes in America – from the sharp cliffs and wild rivers of the Grand Tetons to Yellowstone Park’s Old Faithful geyser, and the ancient glacial formations of Glacier, MT, impressive views and vistas await adventurous drivers.

4. The Outer Banks, North Carolina

The road trip along the Outer Banks offers amazing seaside charm with long beaches, historic shipwrecks, scenic lighthouses, and includes the ‘birthplace of flight’ at Kitty Hawk. At the north end of the main island, you can even see wild horses, though you’ll need a 4-wheel drive vehicle!

5. Overseas Highway

The 150-mile Route 1 from Miami through the Florida Keys crosses 42 bridges which means you spend around 15 percent of your drive time over water. Theoretically, you can make the trip from Miami in under 4 hours, but the abundance of crystal blue ocean views, fried conch, and yummy Key lime pies will delay even the most focused driver.

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Grant Simmons
Grant is the Vice President of Search Marketing for Homes.com. Grant plays a key role in navigating the complexities of the search engine optimization landscape. He has been described as an online marketing strategist, motivator, and idea machine; however, he prefers father, sailor & expat Brit.