Scenic Drives

Scenic drives in the United States offer up a wide variety of stunning views. Explore over one hundred articles, taking you through every state in the nation.

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Into the life of every motorcycle owner a little wanderlust must fall. If you really consider your interests and what excites you, you can enjoy the road for more than just a means to an end. So what are some great motorcycle trips?

By Jacob Clifton

Whether you're discovering the big city on foot and need a bite from the taco stand, or you've driven 300 miles and crave a good diner, we’ve got 10 foods made for the side of the road.

By Jane McGrath

There are plenty of bad roads all over the world. But these five routes appear most often on lists of death-defying avenues. Dare to drive them?

By Patrick J. Kiger


The B-52s sang about the Atlanta Highway and the Allman Brothers sang about Highway 41, but countless artists have sung about the famed Route 66. What makes the "Mother Road" so unique?

By Debra Ronca

When you brag about what's under the hood of your car, you probably don't say dinner. But you could. Car engines provide a very practical place to cook a road-trip meal.

By Amy Hunter

Top 10 New England leaf-peeping locales include the Mohawk Trail in Massachusetts. Find out other places to view the New England autumn leaves.

By Maria Trimarchi

An ice hotel is essentially a gigantic igloo that is converted into a hotel. Learn about ice hotels and find out how an ice hotel is created.

By Sarah Dowdey


Unique natural wonders line the Loess Hills Scenic Byway in Iowa. The rare soil of the area gives rise to hard-to-find hill formations and prairie grasses. Check out the attractions of this scenic drive.

New York's Lakes to Locks Passage offers a drive along scenic Lake Champlain east of the Adirondacks. Come by car to enjoy a land rich with New York history outdoor adventure and picture-perfect views.

Massachusett's scenic Mohawk Trail runs along wooded ridges for hilltop views and plunges into the Connecticut River Valley. Take a winding ride ride through charming villages Massachusetts best hiking areas and old-time attractions.

Connecticut State Route 169 links charming villages in Connecticut's Quiet Corner state parks and quaint museums. Take the opportunity to experience some of the sights along this historical stretch of road.


South Carolina scenic drives offer beautiful views of the textures colors and locations along some of the state's gentle roads. Check out photos highlights and detailed maps for three South Carolina scenic drives.

By Miriam Carey

What better place to start your leaf-peeping fall tours than in Vermont? Our recommended drives take you through some of the best parts of the state (with plenty of maple syrup and cider stops along the way).

By Miriam Carey

Virginia scenic drives are filled with history and exquisite landcapes. Check out photos, highlights, and detailed maps for two great Virginia scenic drives: Lee's Retreat and Virginia's Skyline Drive.

By Miriam Carey

Ohio scenic drives capture the the diversity of the state. Check out photos, highlights, and detailed maps for some of the best Ohio scenic drives.

By Miriam Carey


West Virginia's Midland Trail was once a major thoroughfare running through charming towns and scenic overlooks. Trace the path carved out by explorers driving atop the soaring cliffs or rafting down the coursing rapids.

Take a scenic drive on West Virginia's Highland Scenic Highway. This lightly traveled route provides access to more than 150 miles of hiking trails fishing holes and campgrounds. Learn about the highway's four scenic overlooks for spectacular views.

The confluence of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois Rivers is the backdrop for the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Route, lined by little towns and scenic vistas. Learn more about this byway.

The Amish Country Byway gives an opportunity to witness a different way of life. Read on to learn about the cultural and historical sights and natural geological features you'll pass on this scenic byway.

By Melissa Arnold


Visitors travel the CanalWay Ohio Scenic Byway to learn about the development of the pre- and post-canal eras. Find out more about the historical sites on this route and the many opportunities for outdoor sports.

Maryland's 170 miles of the scenic Historical National Road cuts across Allegheny Mountains for fun-filled stops in Maryland's charming historic communities. Map out the best historic towns and sites to visit for antique shopping unique restaurants n

Delaware's Atlantic Shore offers a scenic drive alongside long sandy beaches three state parks and resort towns popular for their quiet nature. Grab a bathing suit and be sure to stop at Rehoboth Beach Lewes main street and Delaware's other coastal h

Vermont's scenic Middlebury Gap offers a ride through Vermont's Texas Falls and the Green Mountain National Forest. Take this historic Vermont route up one side of Green Mountain and plunge down the other.


The Merritt Parkway is known as the Queen of Parkways: it's one of the most scenic in the nation. Make it a point-and-look drive with this parkway's unique landscaping art deco bridges and attractions.

Rhode Island's U.S. 1 and 1A offer the best way to experience the coast and its hitorical lighthouses sandy beaches resort towns and rhode island vacation areas. To experience the best of this scenic drive plot the best short side trips before you go