Ever wondered what the most scenic routes in America are? With its enormous size and extremely diverse landscape, it’s hard to pick the best. But we’ve got some real contenders for you. Here are some of the most scenic routes in America:
- Blue Ridge Parkway
This route runs between two gorgeous parks: Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and Great Smoky National Park in North Carolina. It’s 469 miles of beautiful Appalachian scenery.
- Overseas Highway
Overseas bridges compose a significant portion of this highway that goes from the Florida mainland all the way down to Key West. If you enjoy seeing the ocean stretch to the horizon both east and west, you simply must drive the Overseas Highway!
- Highway 12
A lot of people feel like they are on a different planet when they drive Highway 12, the route that runs through Southern Utah from Bryce Canyon National Park and Capitol Reef National Park. The colors on the canyons along the route are truly out of this world.
- Route 66
As Lonely Planet sadly informs us, the original route only exists in “scattered sections paralleling the interstate.” Yet the stretch from Chicago to St. Louis still features a lot of oddball attractions and traditional roadside diners.
- Pacific Coast Highway
From San Francisco to Santa Barbara, this iconic highway winds its way along the coast, offering mind-blowing views of the Pacific Ocean on one side and often just as breathtaking views of California Redwoods on the other side.