There are a lot of beautiful scenic areas in this country and they are just a car ride away in many cases. We asked our friends at Land Rover of Naperville, IL, a well-known Land Rover dealer to help us make a list of the 7 most popular and here they are. Is one or more near you? Time to take it off the bucket list!
Pacific Coast Highway – Any discussion of scenic roads has to include the Pacific Coast Highway. In particular, the stretch of Pacific Coast Highway between Los Angeles and San Francisco is perhaps the most recognizable stretch of highway in the country. There’s a reason that it’s featured in so many Hollywood movies; the views it offers are fantastic.
Overseas Highway – The Overseas Highway is a 113-mile highway carrying US Route 1 through the Florida Keys. The Overseas Highway follows a trail originally blazed by Henry Flagler in 1917 to extend his Florida East Coast Railroad from Miami to Key West. The bridges along the route were achievements in civil engineering and offer incredible sunrises and sunsets views.
George Parks Highway – The George Parks highway, which parallels the Alaska Railroad, is one of the most scenic roads in Alaska. It is the main route between Alaska’s two largest metropolitan areas: Anchorage and Fairbanks. Along the route you will pass through Denali National Park.
Utah’s Route 12 – Utah’s Route 12 is a trip through some incredible geological formations. For over 120 miles, you are treated to the stunning sights of Bryce Canyon and Dixie National Forest. Along the route, multi-hued limestone cliffs and red rock formations tower above the road Seeing the sunset from just about anywhere on Route 12 is a memorable experience.
Acadia’s Park Loop – Acadia National Park in Maine is simply a bucket list destination. The Park Loop swirls around Mt Desert Island and offers breathtaking ocean views, rocky coastlines, crystal clear lakes and mountains that explode with color in the fall. Take trip up Cadillac Mountain in the early morning and you will see the first rays of sun that hit the United States.