Posts etiquetados ‘California’


Fuente: Lonely Planet

They don’t call it America the Beautiful for nothing. Roll down that car window and feast your eyes.

A road trip is nothing without roads. Here are some doozies, although any mere Top 10 list will inevitably leave out some of the best. See the Itineraries chapter in our new USA guide for more, and for America’s ‘official’ scenic roads, visit http://www.byways.org.

1. Hana Hwy (Hwy 360), Maui, Hawaii: 38 miles from Pauwela to Hana

The most spectacular coastal drive in all Hawaii, the Hana Hwy winds its way deep into jungle valleys and back out above a rugged coastline. Not for the faint of heart, the road is a real cliff-hugger, with 54 one-lane bridges, roadside waterfalls and head-spinning views. Gas up, pack a lunch and bring your swimsuit!

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Fuente: Sara Benson – Lonely Planet

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our top 10 favorite drives: what are yours?

1. Route 66: Get your kicks on the USA’s ‘Mother Road’, a ribbon of concrete stretching from Chicago to LA. Take snapshots of retro roadside relics, stuff yourself silly at mom-and-pop diners and snooze in 1950s motor courts.

2. Pacific Coast Highway: Curve alongside the ocean on California’s Hwys 1 and 101 past SoCal’s celebrity enclaves and golden beaches, over San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and north into misty coast redwood forests.

3. Blue Ridge Parkway: Cruise the Appalachian Mountains on this historic route, with its rustic wooden-cabin hideaways and bluegrass music joints, while soaking up glorious sunsets.

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