The 5 Best Scenic Drives In The US This Summer

by RainF 23. May 2014 07:07

Summer is the time to get out of the house and feel refreshed from the warm sun and amazing beach weather! For a few folks, this weather is the perfect opportunity to take the RV out of its slumber and back on the road away from its carport home. Seeing the country on the road is one of the main reasons why people purchased RVs and finding these scenic drives can be hard to scope out. Luckily for you we did all that research and have found the five best scenic roads to drive on this summer.

Blue Ridge Parkway

This amazing road is 469 miles of gorgeous mountain roads and national parks. Located between North Carolina and Virginia, it was originally built to connect the Shenandoah National Park and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

 

This drive is considered by many to be one of the best drives during the summer months when the forests sprawling the mountains are in full color.

Lake Shore Drive

This road is located in the famous city of Chicago. Adjacent to Lake Michigan, this 26 mile road will give you beautiful views of the famous architecture unique to Chicago. From the Willis Tower to the unique building styles of world renowned architect, Mies van der Rohe along the 800 and 900 block of the road. Anyone with an appreciation for modern architecture and love for city life would enjoy checking out Lake Shore Drive.

 

Florida Keys Overseas Highway

Driving to the Florida Keys on the Overseas Highway is one road everyone should experience during their lifetime. The 127 mile highway was created to connect the Florida islands to the mainland. The view of crystal clear water, beaches and tropical life are best showcased off this bridge. You would be crazy not to stop and enjoy the beach on one of the many islands in the keys.

 

Classic Route 66

Recognized as one of the most famous roads in America, it is known as the “Mother Road” since it was one of the first highways created in the US. Many mom and pop business were created along this highway during the time the population from the eastern side of the US began to migrate to the west. Because of this, you can see the history of America while driving the 2,451 mile road from Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA.  You’ll be amazed by the unique sights and family business that are still running today!

 

US Route 50

This road became famous when an article published in Life magazine gave Nevada’s US Route 50 the title of “Loneliest Road in America.” This was because during the 408 mile stretch of road, it was pure solitude and peaceful desert landscape. Many people have who have driven this route enjoy the feeling of being disconnected with world and embrace nature again. One thing we ask is you ensure your vehicle can survive the trek on this route as being stranded would be not a fun time.


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