Adventurous American Road Trips to Consider

The Grand Canyon with the Colorado RiverThere’s nothing quite like a road trip to make travelling to new places exciting and adventurous and the USA is the perfect destination for this. With a varying landscape and a diverse mixture of towns, cities and villages that are not to be missed, the USA is ideal for any road trip adventure.

Vermont Leaf-peeping tours

People from all over the world flock to this northeastern state during the months of September and October in order to view the magnificent foliage. One of the best areas to do this is in the Piedmont area, which extends from the Canadian border and runs south into Massachusetts. It is full of rolling hills and is also close to the Green Mountains, so there are numerous opportunities to take in dazzling fall colour on a scenic drive through this region.

Florida Keys

The Florida Keys are a string of islands just off the southern coast of this state. These islands are connected by what is known at the Overseas Highway, which stretches for around 177 km and takes approximately three hours to complete. While on this drive, you will be surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side, and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. You’ll also encounter numerous wildlife refuges, historic mansions, and plenty of white sand beaches. Before heading out on this road trip, it’s best to check with the National Hurricane Centre to make sure it’s safe.

Colorado Rockies

This road trip destination is not for the faint of heart, as many roads that wind through the Colorado Rockies are extremely narrow and steep. There are also steep drop offs to contend with, which means it’s best to take it slow through this region. In the end, you’ll be glad you did, because there are unspoiled mountain views that also provide glimpses of the Colorado River. Rocky Mountain National Park is also a must-see while on a trip through the area.
Travelling by car is one of the best ways to see the United States. There are destinations for every season, so you are bound to find an exciting road trip to take no matter what time of year you visit.

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