Aside from the iconic Route 66, there are loads of other cool USA routes for your summer USA road trip this year. Whether you want to explore the cities, mountains or beaches, we’ve got the best USA road trips for you this summer!
1. New York – Boston – City
If you’re looking to explore some famous US cities this summer, then this is the road trip for you. Starting your trip in the iconic Big Apple, exploring the avenues, central park, downtown Brooklyn and shopping in times square, fill your time in New York with a bagel for breakfast and a song-filled stardust diner dinner. The road to Boston takes you through New England, along the wide stretches of coastline through Rhode Island and up towards Providence, before arriving in your dream destination, Boston. One of the oldest cities in the US, explore the Freedom Trail and all the rich history, diverse neighbourhoods, culture and art that the city has to offer.
2. The Blue Ridge Parkway
For lovers of the great outdoors, this route takes you on a scenic sail through the Appalachian mountains from the state of Virginia, towards the smoky mountains of North Carolina. This winding road takes you through the mountains, with panoramic views, hiking trails and waterfalls. A true adventures paradise, sail through the Virginian countryside and get the best out of what the land has to offer, a step away from busy city life, before you arrive in North Carolina to explore the Great Smoky Mountains.
3. Miami to Key West
For ocean lovers, this road across the ocean is truly a great adventure. For stunning views across the Atlantic ocean, go island hopping this summer while exploring on your road trip. Try a Miami Vice cocktail when you’re in the city, head down Ocean Drive before heading to Miami’s iconic south beach, before heading towards the Keys, a dreamy string of tropical islands, the perfect destination for boating, scuba diving and snorkeling, and get ready to soak up the sun on these exotic isles.
4. The Las Vegas Loop
Explore Las Vegas and Nevada in this round trip. Start your journey gambling on the famous las vegas strip, then continue through the Arizonian desert and Utah into the classic American Wild West. Discover the wonders of The Grand Canyon National Park and Zion National park by road or on foot, and take in the breath-taking views of the vast surrounding desert. Filled with culture and wonderful views, this route is a must for your USA road trip this summer.
5. Chicago to New Orleans
Head for the south with this road trip stretching from Chicago to New Orleans. On this route, you’ll pass six states along the way, go walking in Memphis and visit Elvis Presley’s iconic ‘Graceland’ mansion. Get a true taste of southern culture with this great American road trip, before you end up in the charming city of New Orleans in Louisiana. Filled with jazz, blues and culture, it’s the perfect destination for your USA road trip and place to end your summer of a lifetime in the states.
These are just some possible options for your USA road trip, however, in such a vast country there are endless routes and roads for a keen traveler to discover their great American summer adventure, but while you’re on your trip, just be sure to follow speed limits, respect the different cultures and most importantly have a great time!