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Family Road Trip Bucket List

By January 14, 2020 January 22nd, 2020 No Comments

Sometimes being on the road most traveled isn’t a bad thing when it comes to American road trips! We compiled some of the most iconic musts to easily looked over routes for the Best 2020 Road Trip Bucket list!

 

1) Columbia River Science Highway

 

Oregon 

Unlike other Highways in the USA, Columbia River was designed purely for the scenery. 75 miles of breathtaking scenery starts east of Portland winding its way through mountains and cascading waterfalls. 

Pit Stops

  • Portland Women’s Forum State Scenic Viewpoint.
  • Vista House at Crown Point.
  • Waterfall Way & Multnomah Falls.
  • Bonneville Lock & Dam.
  • Cascade Locks Historical Museum.
  • Twin Tunnels Trail.
  • Rowena Crest and Loops.

 

2) Route 66 

 

Illinois to California 

Steeped in American mythology and pop culture Route 66 will always and forever be on our list. Inspiring scenery and the all-encompassing American experience.

Pit Stops

  • Grant Park  – Chicago, Illinois
  • 66 Drive-In  – Carthage, Missouri
  • Milk Bottle Grocery –  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Cadillac Ranch – Amarillo, Texas
  • Wigwam Village Motel #6 –  Holbrook, Arizona
  • Santa Monica Pier – Santa Monica, California

 

Great River Road

 

Minnesota to Louisiana

No better way to experience the Mississippi than to coast alongside it. Catch some Mark Twain vibes enjoying timeless American Landscapes. 

Pit Stops 

  • Fort Snelling – Minnesota
  • Nelson Dewy State Park – Minnesota
  • Buffalo Bill Museum – Iowa
  • Trail of Tears State Park – Missouri 
  • Delta Blues Museum – Mississippi 
  • Mud Island Park – Tennessee 

 

Overseas Highway 

 

Florida to Keywest 

Only a 4-hour drive to the Keys and on your way to sipping Mojitos on the beach. You’ll feel like your piloting a hovercraft as you drive the 120-mile stretch. 

Pit Stops 

  • Stilitsvile 
  • Vizcaya Museum & Garden
  • Venetian Pool 
  • Fruit & Spice Park 
  • Rain Barrel Sculpture Gallery 
  • Espanola Way Village

 

 

Red Rock Scenic Byway 

 

Arizona 

You’ve never seen a sunset till you see a southwest desert sunset behind fiery red rock that is otherworldly. 

Pit Stops

  • Devil’s Bridge 
  • Sedona Star Gazing
  • Bell Rock 
  • Chapel of the holy cross
  • Sedona Winery 
  • Red Rock State Park 

 

Road to Nowhere Highway 83

 

North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Texas 

This road trip cuts through the widest and most aesthetically challenged landscapes in the country. Rolling grasslands of the northern Great Plains, the beefy expanses of western Nebraska and Kansas, and the mesmerizing heat of the Texas-Oklahoma Panhandle—before following the lower Rio Grande south to the Gulf of Mexico.

Pit Stops

  • Fort Manden 
  • Sitting Bull Memorial 
  • Rosebud Reservation
  • Valentine 
  • Chalk Pyramids
  • Buffalo Gap

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