Alongside rest + relaxation often comes a little bit of adventure. As we soak in each slow moment we have, sometimes we need to kick the routine and escape into the unknown, feeding our inner travel obsessed mind with wanderlust inspiration. It’s so easy to get on a plane and be in a completely different city within a matter of hours, but let’s be honest, sometimes we need a little unexpected venture, like hitting the road with no real plan. Today, we are sharing our top, must do road trips in the United States.
If you are looking to travel around the West coast, the top of our best road trip ideas is the Grand Canyon. There are tons of trails, jaw dropping sights, and scenic routes… In fact, there are almost too many to pick favorites. You are definitely destined to make memories cruising the world famous Red Rock Scenic Byway. The majestic Grand Falls is also a strong destination stop, with it’s beautiful falls off the beaten path. Adventurer’s side note : If you head to Grand Falls make sure you are out of the dry season or you may only see a trickle rolling down the falls. Breath in the beautiful scenery and let the vast, red landscape flourish your ideas.
Mount Rainier National Park
If you are looking for a little less rocks and a little more greenery, head over to Mount Rainier National Park in Washington. This road trip destination offers year round activities both big and small, with some of the most gorgeous falls. Unwind and relax while meandering through the Chinook Scenic Byway. Plush forests, peaceful meadows, and dazzling views will capture your wandering soul.
Next up on our list is Colorado Springs. If you are hitting the road with a group of friends or family, Colorado Springs is definitely in the right direction. This breathtaking road trip destination offers so many different activities, from craft breweries to tons of outdoor activities, you definitely won’t find yourself bored. Just driving through? You can’t miss the most popular route through the Gold Belt. Searching for a more adventurous, jagged path? Drive through the twists and turns on Shelf Road. Adventurer’s side note : All wheel drive is not required, but definitely recommended!
For the most calming, prop-your-feet up road trip destination, we are sharing Tybee Island, which is about 30 minutes East of Savannah, GA. Let the ocean consume your mind and revitalize your creativity. Whether you want to kayak, walk the historic downtown, or rest in a hammock with cocktail in hand, this small beach town makes for the perfect weekend getaway location.
Smoky Mountains National Park
Our last road trip destination is one of the most popular national parks in the country, the Smoky Mountains National Park. If you are looking for the ultimate, stress-free, nature and wildlife inspired road trip, the Smoky Mountains is one of the best scenic road trips in the USA. There are so many ways to explore this pioneer community. Head to Mt Le Conte or Newfound Gap to catch the breathtaking sunset views, or if you stop in for a few nights, grab a cabin with 360 degree views of complete serenity. Either way, you’ll be sure to have a peaceful escape.
Find rest + relaxation and seek one of the best scenic road trips in the use to find comfort and wholesomeness in the beautiful landscapes of this country. Scroll our travel inspired Pinterest board for wanderlust inspiration. Which must do road trip destination across the U.S. will you take?
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