We love a good drive. From mountains to beaches to farmland to unique cityscapes. Love it all. The American roads are what helped define Road
Food. Here are a few of our favorites:
Not all of these are rich in RoadFood destinations, ... on fact, many aren't, .... but they are fun drives in any case. White Mountains, NH loop.
Kancamagus Hwy from Conway to Lincoln. RT 3 north through Franconia Notch. Roite 302 East to Bretton Woods and Crawford Notch. Rt. 16 north up to Jackson Village. Continue north on 16 toward Mount Washington Auto Road. Go up Auto Road if it's summer and weather is good. Double back and head south and head back south toward Conway. Route 100 in Vermont.
Most of it is scenic up and down the length of the state. Ten Mile Drive. Newport, RI.
- http://www.tenmiledrive.com/ Outer Banks and Emerald Isles NC.
Route 12 along the barrier islands of Bodie island and Hatteras Island, including the ferries to Ocracoke Island and Cedar Island, and continue south along Routes 70 and 58 down to Beaufort, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Salter Path, Emerald Isle, and Cape Carteret. Route A1A along the east coast of Florida
(or just some sections of it). An eclectic mix of urban and suburban beach towns that will go on for hundreds of miles with lots of interesting sights, sounds, smells, and characters. U.S. Route 1 along the Florida Keys down to Key West.
Take the Florida Turnpike Homestead Extension south to Florida City. From Florida City, take U.S. 1 South. Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) from Miami to Tampa.
Great Everglades scenery along the southern section. Old U.S. 66 in Arizona.
From Topock to Oatman to Kingman to Peach Springs to Seligman. Old U.S. 66 from Barstow to Goffs/Needles, CA. Pacific Coast Highway. Central California Coast.
From Morro Bay to Monterey, including the "17-mile Drive" on the Monterey Peninsula. Eastern CA.
Loop around Lake Tahoe, CA/NV. .. And U.S. 395 down to Mammoth Lakes, Bishop, and the Owens Valley and Mojave. This drive is a great mix of mountains, desert, high and low elevations. Route 62 from Medford, Oregon to Crater Lake, Oregon.
Plus Crater Lake loop. Route 504 from Castle Rock, WA to Mount Saint Helens, WA. San Juan Islands, WA.
Take ferry from Anacortes, WA to San Juan Island and Orcas Island. Back on mainland, take drive from Bellingham, WA to Mt Baker along Route 542. Black Hills of South Dakota.
Various loops that include towns of Sturgus, Deadwood, Lead, Custer City, Rapid City, and Mount Rushmore. U.S. 61 - The Blues Highway.
From Memphis, TN down through Mississippi and into Louisiana. Route 5 - The Plantation Highway
. From Williamsburg toward Richmond, VA.
Plus a bunch more in several National Parks, such as Yosemite, Yellowstone, Acadia, Skyline Drive/Shenandoah, and on and on.
Yup. Janet and I love road trips!