In America, everyone consider cars as a symbol of freedom and mobility. If you have car then you have the control to choose your destination, your path. So, if you really want to see the nature’s beauty then why to see it from 30,000 feet above. Pack your bags, take your cars and get going on America’s most scenic roads. Here is a list of top most beautiful scenery offering roads.
Hana Highway, Maui
You may have seen a slogan on many T-shirts: ‘I have survived the road to Hana’. This gives us a little picture about Hana Highway. This 52 miles long highway is full of cliffs, lush mango trees and you can stop in between to experience Jurassic Vistas. It will take you more than 4 hours to cross this highway. Due to edgy roads and cliffs, you have to move carefully and with great steadiness. Used by monks, Hana is a small town in Maui that has a red sand beach.
17 Mile Drive, California
The 17-Mile Drive covers the California’s Monterey Peninsula and is around 10 miles long. The road lies between towns of Pacific Grove and Carmel. It passes through dense lush forests of Del Monte. These forests are a property of Pebble Beach golf community. The residents ask the tourists to go through this scenic highway and that its $9 fee is worth using this road.
Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia
If you want to experience some great Appalachian looks while driving, then Blue Ridge Highway passing through mountains and national parks is just the road for you. You can visit this road to have a panoramic beauty of the mountains in any season. While passing through this road you will notice that as season changes then the scenic elements also change. The gradual change can be seen in colors of trees in autumn, forest canopies in summer, ski resorts in winter. If you are a bird watcher then this surely is a paradise for you. You can see almost 59 species of birds, together with many more migratory birds, on this road.
Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Lake Shore Drive of Chicago is the greatest man made architectural road in world. Many of the legendary American architects have out their best efforts in this road. On one side, you can see Lake Michigan and other sides are covered by show stopping buildings. These buildings enhance the scenic beauty of this 26 miles long highway.
Route 12, Utah
If you want to see the real beauty of the Red rocks of Utah, then Route 12 is a perfect place for you. Before starting your journey on this highway, you should be prepared to take a map because this road between Capitol Reef and Canyon national parks has very few entry points. You may have to drive from some steep canyons and tackle some narrow cliff openings also known as “The Hogback”. Therefore, it’s necessary for you to drive very carefully and should lose your concentration by the scenic cliffs and canyons.
Bluebonnet Trail, Texas
Bluebonnet Trail highway is named after the scenic beauty of bluebonnets. This trail passes through Austin to Houston and has State’s most beautiful scenery. If you want to see the highway flooded with blooming bluebonnets then you should pass by in months of March to May. After entering Austin, you will cross seven lakes interconnecting at Colorado River. This area is very popular among all anglers and artists that want to portray this scenic beauty on canvas. Such places are a real heaven for nature lovers and a unique paradise for painters or portrait artists.
If you love to drive and experience some uniqueness, then just hit the road and enjoy the most ecstatic views across all America, from Hawaii to Rhode Island.