1. California’s Pacific Coast
Whether you’re driving in a Mustang or a minivan, coastal California is a roadtrip not to miss. Drive the 90-mile stretch of Highway 1 called Big Sur to view rocky coastlines and ocean views you won’t forget.
2. Dalton Highway, AK
This road separates itself from the wolf-pack by being the only U.S. road to cross the Arctic Circle – and you can actually see wolves! Be careful when you drive; there are no services plazas on this 400 mile road. Strap on your tire chains and be ready for a cold, spectacular drive.
3. Champlain Valley, VT
Driving through the Green Mountain State’s gorgeous champlain valley is the perfect roadtrip. Catch amazing views of Lake Chaplain and picturesque mountains and farmlands. Taking this trip in early-to-mid October is the best time to see spectacular fall colors!
4. Calgary to Lake Louise, Alberta CA
If, like John Muir, the mountains are calling you, this trip is sure to amaze. Enjoy the ride from Calgary to Banff to see mountain-framed Lake Louise. On this trip, the destination will keep you out of your car and in the mountains, lakes and trails.
5. Red Rock Scenic Byway, AZ
Enjoy this drive that will take you through the Coconino National Forest, abundant with wildlife, plant-life and mountains. Make sure you are up at dawn; there is nothing quite like a sunrise in the desert.
6. Pan American Highway, Sur Chico, Chile
While South American roadtrips can be risky, they come with great rewards. On this trip you will see national parks with volcanoes and lakes in a landscape much different from home.
7. Going-to-the-sun-road Glacier, MT
This 50-mile road at 6,500 feet elevation is the perfect drive to see gorgeous glaciers and mountains. Going-to-the-sun road is located in Glacier National Park, so be sure to stop and explore.
8. Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, CA
This roadtrip will take you to the Gulf of St.Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean, where you will see lakes, harbors and quaint fishing villages. While you’re here explore the Gaelic-Acadian culture still thriving today.
9. Mount Washington, NH
Perfect for fall, this 7.6 mile mountain climb will lead you to breathtaking views of five states and even Canada. Bring your camera and prepare your car for this amazing drive.
10. Million Dollar Highway, CO
This 25-mile stretch of highway U.S. 550 is not for the faint of heart. Hairpin turns and steep drop-offs await, including mountains, wildlife and “wild west” towns along the way.