There may be no better way to get up close and personal with all the sites to see in North America than traveling via car or truck. Road trips enable passengers to set their own pace and make multiple stops along the way to check out all North America has to offer.
Road trippers traversing North America may want to include these points of interest in their travel itineraries.
The famed Niagara Falls is a destination for both Canadian and American travelers. Nestled between the cities of Toronto and Buffalo, NY, Niagara Falls is a major attraction that draws millions of visitors each year. The Niagara region, in addition to having the falls themselves, is home to picturesque 19th century colonial architecture on the Canadian side and dozens of wineries on the Niagara Wine Trail.
The Black Hills in South Dakota can be viewed from the Badlands Scenic Highway. There are plenty of bison to see along the way, and additional stops can be made at Mount Rushmore, Wind Cave State Park or Custer State Park.
Grand Circle Road Trip
This is one of the most renowned national parks road trips in America. It takes place predominantly in Utah, but also crosses over into Arizona. Parks to hit up along the way include Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, Grand Canyon, Capitol Reef, and many more. For those with ample time, this road trip can stretch for two weeks. You also may want to veer into Nevada and check out the famed Las Vegas strip to finish out the fun.
Icefields Parkway has been ranked as one of the best road trips in the world. It stretches through both Banff National Park and Jasper National Park, boasting amazing scenery of mighty mountains, waterfalls and turquoise-colored lakes. Plan to park the car and hike to see some of the falls and other attractions.
America’s Route 1, sometimes called Coastal Route 1, stretches along the East Coast of the country from Maine to Florida. There are scores of spots to visit along the way, including quaint New England fishing villages, historic cities like Princeton or Philadelphia, or beach locales in Miami. Travelers can decide just where to stop on this historic roadway.
Blue Ridge Parkway
Blue Ridge Parkway is the most visited road controlled by the U.S. National Parks System. It starts at Front Royal in Virginia and continues all the way through to North Carolina. Travelers can stop at Shenandoah or great Smoky Mountains national parks along the way and glimpse awe-inspiring mountain ranges.
Highway 22, also known as the “Cowboy Trail,” is located just south of Calgary in Alberta and travels all the way down into the U.S. There’s lots of Western-inspired sights and stops, including Heritage Park, the Alberta Boot Company or Bar U Ranch.
Pacific Coast Highway
Visitors to California can drive the state’s longest highway along the dramatic Pacific coastline. It’s 653 miles long and passes through Malibu, Big Sur and Monterey, and even includes the famed Golden Gate Bridge.
There are many road-trip worthy roads and spots to visit across Canada and the United States.
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