There are many ways to travel, but one of the most satisfying is to get into a car and make a road trip. During a plane ride it can be hectic to board and you will not see anything other than open air during your trip. Meanwhile, when you make a road trip, you see everything on your way to your destination. Roadtrips have their drawbacks, but if you choose the right destination and the right route, then you have some fun. The United States is full of roads that are worth a visit. Some of these roads have many sites to see or are just great in themselves. However, there are also some roads that you should probably try to avoid when planning your next road trip.
Prepping for a road trip is simple, just pick up your car and make sure you have a great playlist! Driving through the countryside of America can be great and the same can be said for driving through big cities and seeing everything that can be seen on the inside of your car. Whether you live on the east coast or the west coast, we have you covered because there are many roads in the United States that are worth a drive.
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25 Avoid: the roads of Mississippi are not friendly
While Mississippi has a large number of good stops, you may want to try to stay out of the state as much as possible and that is due to their ways. Although they are known for their cheap gas prices, they are also known for having filled dismantled roads with potholes wherever you look. Save the wear and tear of your car and make a detour around Missippi if at all possible. The state is also known as less hospitable than other states. Combine that with the burning weather, it's a good idea to drive around Missippi.
24 Avoid: Pennsylvania and its poorly maintained roads
Pennsylvania can be a great place to travel if you're a fan of historic sites, as both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are huge historic locations for the United States. The journey to get there will, however, be less than desirable and that is mainly due to the poor maintenance that the roads receive within the state. The wear and tear of your car may not be worthwhile to visit this beautiful state, which is a shame, because it has a beautiful view from the many mountain ranges and vast hills that you can see from most major highways.
23 Avoid: North Dakota has too many oil spills
Chances are you probably are not planning to travel to North Dakota or even want to go through it because it is one of the least visited states in the United States. Other than that, the state does not have much to do or see. The main reason to avoid North Dakota is the infamous Oil Patch Highway, known as one of the most dangerous roads in America. The state also does not have the best record when it comes to car accidents and find ways to prevent them. If you want to keep your car and your health, it is best to avoid North Dakota.
22 Avoid: the rural roads of Michigan are in poor condition
Michigan has some of the worst rural roads in America, about 26 percent of which are in critical condition. This can be anything from deep pits to large parts of the road that are completely missing. Not only that, but 13% of the bridges in Michigan are structurally inadequate. Nobody wants to drive on bridges that are defective. Not only are the roads bad in Michigan, the cities are filled with old abandoned buildings that are not great to look at. No wonder Michigan has not attracted many tourists.
21 Avoid: Route 40 of Delaware
Delaware is another place to avoid, because there is not much to see in the state and it is also not an ideal place for a fun summer vacation. Most reviews for local hotels and tourist attractions are not that high and there is generally not much to do in the state. Route 40 is one of the most dangerous roads in the United States and it is one of the main roads that drive through Delaware. You may want to plan to avoid Delaware at all costs during your next road trip, unless you want to get stuck in sombre weather with bleak weather.
20 Avoid: the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas are too expensive
The Ozark Mountains are in every right a very picturesque place in the United States, but that beauty does not come at a cheap price. The overnight and hotel costs around the Ozark Mountains are at a high level and with much nicer places at much lower costs that you may want to skip on the Ozarks. There are also reports of safety concerns around the state and tourist attractions near the Ozark Mountains. For your wallet and your safety, you must avoid the Ozark Mountains on your next road trip.
19 Avoid: all of Kansas
Not only does Kansas not have many paved roads in the state, but it also has some of the worst side roads. If you care about the outside of your car, you may not want to drive through Kansas. Not only that, but the overall wear and tear of your car will be increased tenfold when you enter the Kansas state line. According to the Wichita Director of Public Works, approximately 40% of public roads in Kansas have to be repaired. Not only that, but there is not much to see in Kansas that would justify a road trip that is dedicated to it.
18 Avoid: Indiana & # 39; s Roads Are in Shambles
Another is with more traffic problems. What makes Indiana stand out, however, is the fact that they are actively working on repairing their roads, but they still come to the other side empty-handed. Indianapolis is a big city and could be a great city for tourists, but it falls flat because of the roads leading to the city and the roads within the city. A lot of money has been dumped to help repair Indiana's roads and it seems like they're only getting worse. Where does that money go and why do the roads get worse and worse?
17 Avoid: Connecticut is pretty boring
Now we go to the part of the list of places that you can best avoid during your next road trip, if at all possible. The first is Connecticut because of how boring it is. Most roads in Connecticut only connect with other roads that do not offer great views or offer something new. The stops along the roads in Connecticut are not that great, except for some good seafood restaurants, depending on where you are in Connecticut. It will not be the worst if you find yourself cutting through Connecticut on your road trip, you just know you will not find much.
16 Avoid: Rhode Island and the interior is very gray
If you are sailing to the east coast, we have another place that you should probably avoid during your summer vacation. That is Rhode Island and the main reason for avoiding this is because the state usually experiences bad weather and it always seems to be bleak. Gloom is the last thing you want during your summer vacation. Not only that, but Rhode Island suffers from the same as Connecticut. There is not much to see along the routes in Rhode Island and the cities are not really worth stopping.
15 Best: Route 66's Singing Road, New Mexico
If you are looking for your own tunes while you are traveling, then you should definitely go to Route 66's Singing Road in New Mexico. The road is designed with grooves, so when your car drives over it, noise is created. There are several numbers that you can hear by driving on Route 66 including Singing Road America the Beautiful according to TripAdvisor. Taking the Singing Road route also gives you a great opportunity to see the beautiful scenery of New Mexico.
14 Best: Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway, Colorado
If you want to see the country where the dinosaurs once roamed, then you want to go to Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway in Colorado. While the road extends into Utah, we recommend that you start your journey in Colorado because it goes through the city of Dinosaur where they have their own paleontology lab and even a National Monument where you can participate in live recordings. Once you've reached Utah, you'll want to see the Utah Field House or Natural History State Park Museum for even more fun with dinosaurs.
13 Best: National Historic Road, Selma, Alabama
If you are a history buff or just looking for a great car ride, find the National Scenic Road in Alabama. The road stretches for about 60 miles and follows the same route that the demonstrators of civil rights took in 1965. Your adventure begins in the city of Selma, which has a lot of historical significance, then you will want to go to a curved bridge called Edmund Pettus. After that it is a vast landscape that is beautiful to look at.
12 Best: "South & # 39; s Last Stand" In Virginia
There is more history to discover in America and your next stop is known as the & # 39; last guard of the south & # 39; and it is located in Virginia. You start at the Petersburg National Battlefield Park Visitor Center and travel through history as the story of General E. Robert Robert's escape from Virginia plays along the way. By the end, you will learn that Robert E. Lee surrendered and ended the Civil War. Not only does the area have an important historical significance, but it also has a beautiful landscape around the old battlefields in the civil war.
11 Best: I-90, Boston, Massachusetts
If you want to make a long cross-country ski trip, one of the best routes to take is Boston connects with Seattle. The 1-90 in Boston runs through a total of 13 states and along the way you can see some of the most beautiful sights in the United States. Do not forget to visit some of the most iconic tourist destinations in America, including the great lakes of Boston, Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park. This will really be a road trip of your life and if you set off at the right time of the year, you might even see the beautiful colors of all trees change.
10 Best: The Black Hills to Sturgis, South Dakota
With this trail you start in Rapid City in South Dakota and make a beautiful ride through nature. The road is not only great for cars during car trips, but also for cyclists, because this is the main route for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The path changes this small South Dakota city into a national event with hundreds of cyclists taking the route. There are several things to see along the route of this scenic route, including Devil's Tower and Badland. Not to mention the beautiful state parks in the area such as Custer State Park.
9 Dear: Oahu, Hawaii
If you feel like getting out of the way for beautiful routes, you want to see the roads in Oahu on Hawaii. Although all Hawaiin Islands have something to offer in terms of scenic rides, the best is by far the eastern part of the island of Oahu. Along the route, you avoid most of the city life and eventually see more of the wilderness that Hawaii has to offer. You can also try the great food that Hawaii has to offer while you're away on your amazing road trip.
8 Best: Road To Daytona Beach, Florida
If you want to leave Florida's major cities and make a nice historic road trip, consider the road that leads to Daytona Beach, Florida's Presidential Path.. You start in Pensacola, your first historic stop and the former president Andrew Jackson served as governor of Florida. After a while you arrive at Daytona Beach, a great place to surf and enjoy the sun. Not to mention, it's a great place to have a bite to eat.
7 Best: Lake Champlain Byway In Vermont
If you find yourself wanting to find a place where you can escape the big cities and just relax with nature, then you are probably looking for a place like Lake Champlain in the northwest part of Vermont. This route passes specifically along the eastern coastline and offers a beautiful view of the east coast. As soon as you arrive at your destination of Lake Champlain, you cross a big bride and you arrive in paradise. Here you can swim in the large lake or take a walk in one of the many hiking trails near the lake.
6 Best: Alaska & # 39; s Parks Highway
Although there are easier ways to travel Alaska than by car, you do not get the same experience as from your own car. Taking the George Parks Highway is by far one of the most scenic ways you can experience Alaska. On your ride you will pass some prominent cities in Alaska, including Wasilla and Talkeetna. If you are a fan of nature and outdoors, then your ultimate destination on the road is the Denali National Park, where you can experience beautiful hiking trails and become one with nature.
5 Best: The Great Lakes, NY State
If you are looking for the Great Lakes in New York, you may want to consider traveling in the summer, because that is the best time to enjoy the lakes. Your adventure begins on Lake Erie at the historic Dunkirk lighthouse and from there you will travel to Niagara Falls and Fort Niagara State Park. Another historic stop along the way is Murphy Orchards & Underground Railroad. These are all nice stops before you reach the big lakes in New York.
4 Best: Holly Hill, South Carolina
If you are a fan of good food, you have probably tried or tried the southern barbeque. Although there are arguments about which place has the best barbeque, all barbeque is great and if you want to make a road trip full of barbeque stops, you have to start in Holly Hill in South Carolina. There are several barbecue places in South Carolina to choose from, but one of the most popular is Sweatman's. Then you want to head west to Alabama and then you want to drive even further to the west to hit states like Mississippi. This route not only has great eating places, but also has a great view.
3 Best: The Eastern Shoreline, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Traveling along the east coast can be a great escape for your summer vacation. The best place to start is Garden State Parkway in New Jersey. There you can experience life on the promenade with great views of the ocean and delicious food. Then continue south until you reach Atlantic City, where you can find excellent prices for lodging and eating. If you want to stay strictly in New Jersey, your journey ends on Cape May, a great beach spot. However, if you want to stay at Fenwick Island in Delaware, which is also a great place to enjoy the sun.
2 Best: Pacific Coast Highway In Monterey, Ca
We understand, not everyone is a fan of the east coast. What about a road trip along the west coast? Once again, the Pacific Coast Highway is a great place to plan a summer vacation, as you will mainly find coastal cities. You will want to start your journey in Monterey, which has a large part of history. It also has an impressive aquarium known as the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Then you want to reach Carmer River State Beach before you go to Point Lobos Reserve and eventually make your way to the Big Sur.
1 Best: the "Beartooth All-American Highway" in Montana
The Beartooth All American Highway is known as the most beautiful scenic drive in America and deserves that title for a good reason. The route is only 64 miles long, but has some great views along the way. The route will take you through Montana and Wyoming and is generally an easy drive through the entire area. There are so many mountain ranges and lakes to stop and admire. There are also many state parks to stop and fully enjoy nature. There is not much that stands in the way of the All American Highway as your next choice for a road trip.