Must-Drive Roads In Every State Story

The Great American Road Trip isn’t quite as old as the car itself, mostly because of the roads that existed when the first automobiles were taken to the streets in the early 1900s.

If today’s drivers think winter potholes are bad, the streets when the automobile was first developed were meant for horse and buggy.

Alabama: Lookout Mountain Parkway

Prepare for 93 miles of mountain laurel and rhododendrons. Lookout Mountain Parkway spans three states from Alabama to Tennessee, and it’s home to the world’s longest yard sale.

Alaska: Seward Highway

The 127-mile stretch between Anchorage and Seward is designated as a national forest scenic byway, offering astounding views of the glaciated Kenai Mountains.

Arizona: Apache Trail

Interested in rugged sandstone canyons and a ghost town? The Apache Trail, also known as Highway 88, snakes 45 miles through Arizonian peaks and valleys in an area historically known for its mining towns.

California: Pacific Coast Highway

Running along roughly 650 miles of craggy cliffsides on the Pacific Coast of California, Highway 1 boasts the Golden Gate Bridge, Big Sur, the boardwalk of Santa Cruz, Hearst Castle in San Simeon, the Danish Village of Solvang, the surf of both Santa Barbara and Malibu, San Diego’s Sea World and more.

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