You’ve always wanted to go on an epic road trip across America, and now you finally have the chance. Pack your bags, hop in the car, roll down the windows and get ready for the open road. This is going to be the trip of a lifetime. Who knows what adventures await as you zig zag from coast to coast?
From the bright lights of New York City to the Golden Gate Bridge, from the Grand Canyon to the French Quarter in New Orleans, America has so much to offer. Forget the stresses of everyday life for a while. All you need to focus on is the winding road ahead, good tunes on the radio and enjoying each new destination as you stumble upon it. This is going to be a journey of discovery that you’ll never forget. Come along for the ride and learn more about the fun – adventure awaits!
Must-See National Parks and Monuments
The Grand Canyon
No trip across America is complete without seeing the Grand Canyon. This natural wonder carved by the Colorado River is nothing short of spectacular. The vibrant colors and vast expanse will leave you in awe. For the best experience, hike down the Bright Angel or South Kaibab trails and camp at the bottom of the canyon for a night or two. You’ll get to see the canyon transform at sunrise and sunset, and stargaze at night with little light pollution.
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite is one of the most stunning national parks, with massive waterfalls, granite cliffs, and massive sequoia groves. Don’t miss the chance to see Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls – some of the most famous attractions. Hiking through the wilderness, camping under the stars, and enjoying a picnic in the meadows are perfect ways to experience the natural beauty. For those less outdoorsy, tour the historic lodges and enjoy scenic drives along the valley.
The Statue of Liberty
No trip to America is complete without seeing Lady Liberty. Take a ferry ride to both Ellis Island and Liberty Island to learn about the history of immigration to America. Climb to the top of the statue’s crown for panoramic views of the New York City skyline. While the climb is strenuous, the experience of standing at the top and seeing the city that welcomed so many immigrants is worth the effort. Ellis Island is a sobering but moving place to understand the human experience of coming to America.
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is a iconic symbol of the American West. At 630 feet high, it’s the tallest arch in the world. Take a tram ride to the top for the best views. The arch was built in 1965 to commemorate Thomas Jefferson’s vision of a transcontinental America. Below the arch is the Gateway Arch National Park museum with history of Western expansion. St. Louis is also known for delicious BBQ, so be sure to sample some after visiting this architectural wonder.
Exploring the Local Food Scene State by State
Exploring the local food scene is one of the best ways to experience the diversity of American culture. Every state has unique culinary traditions influenced by geography, history, and the communities that settled there.
From bourbon and barbecue in Kentucky to fresh seafood in Maine, the culinary adventures in America are endless. So get out there and eat your way across this delicious country of ours! Every state has a flavor all its own waiting to be savored.