50 Iconic Road Trips Across America Story

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that it's not about the destination but the journey. Almost 200 years later, this iconic quote sums up the power of the Great American Road Trip.

There are over 4 million miles of road across America just waiting to be explored. Here's the most iconic road trip in every U.S. state to inspire your plans.

Hitting the road to get away from it all and explore new places has never felt more thrilling. These trips offer an adventure for everyone, from stunning coasts to epic mountains or even music and bourbon trails.

Mobile is less than two hours from the white sand beaches of the Gulf Coast and is perfect for a weekend road trip. Take I-10, Baldwin Beach Express to Foley Beach Express, and you'll be on island time.

1. Alabama’s Mobile to Fort Morgan

2. Alaska’s Anchorage to Seward

Alaska is a regular destination on people's bucket lists. Driving the Seward Highway is awe-inspiring whether you're looking to extend a cruise or prefer road trip vacations.

While you could drive this stretch of I-17 in about 4 hours, give yourself a week to explore all its beauty. From Phoenix, head north to the Montezuma Castle National Monument.

3. Arizona’s Phoenix to the Grand Canyon

U.S. 65 passes by some of Arkansas’ most popular attractions. Travel the entire length of the state on a 300-mile Great Highway 65 Road Trip.

4. Arkansas’ Eudora to Ohama County

California's Pacific Coast Highway is perhaps the most famous road trip in America. Enjoy all that California has to offer over a 600-mile two-week trip.

5. California’s San Francisco to San Diego

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