10 Luxury American Road Trips Ideas
A road trip is not exactly luxury per se, but it gives you the luxury of time and spending it on the road to multiple beautiful destinations. Plus, a drive through the country gives you the flexibility to stop where you want, and those stops could be as luxurious as ever. The beauty of a road trip is that you can fully form the budget, the itinerary, and if you feel like something is not exactly your cup of tea, you can just pick it up, and off you go to the next place.
Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Coast Highway is one of the most scenic drives in the USA. You can actually drive along the whole western coast of the country, but if you don’t want to cram too much into one trip you can have a trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles. This ride truly deserves to be unique, so you should rent exotic cars for the drive. First of all, this will make the trip more memorable, plus you can choose a car that is luxurious, rather than practical for everyday life.
Talking about the attractions of this road trip, you should spend some time in San Francisco. You can make a stop at the Cityscape bar on the 46th floor of the Hilton Union Square and marvel at the panoramic view of all the city and see the most amazing sunset ever. To enjoy the views, you can ride the cable car and also if you are in the mood, visit Alcatraz.
On the way to Los Angeles, spend some time in the coastal town of Monterey, the Hearst Castle, and McWay Falls. In Los Angeles, be sure to take a helicopter tour over the city, it is definitely one of the best ways to see the Hollywood sign. If you are in the mood, you may take a tour to see celebrities’ houses and later on visit a spa.
Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia to North Carolina
Blue Ridge Parkway offers spectacular views, which are especially breathtaking in autumn, so make sure to rent an exotic car and set out on your way. It connects two national parks i.e., Shenandoah and the Great Smoky Mountains. The landscapes are amazing and worth the drive, but be sure to factor in extra time as the speed limit is mostly 45mph. As for some unusual experiences, you ought to try local whiskey, as this area used to be known for moonshining. What is more, just some extra time and you will be able to visit the Dollywood theme park and spend the night in one of the cabins.
Kahului to Hana, Hawaii
Road to Hana is another road trip that calls for a convertible, so exotic car rental should be your first stop, once you arrive on the island. It goes along the coast of Maui and takes you over more than 50 bridges and 600 bends and some of the most magnificent views as the backdrop. You will drive past some of the most stunning wilderness, such as cliffs, waterfalls, jungle, and coastal views. Be sure to stop on the volcanic beaches of Wai’anapanapa State Park.
Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway
The road trip from Albuquerque to Taos is filled with interesting stops. It is not the first thing you think of when we talk about luxury. But there are lots of historical stops and most of them are quaint and unique. To make the travel more memorable be sure to get exotic rental cars that will be suitable for different types of terrain. Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden and Indigo Gallery will cater to your artistic tastes. What is more, Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway is the stop you ought to make to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
Memphis to New Orleans
Great River Road, stretching along the Mississippi River and going through more than 10 states, will be a great direction to follow if you want to explore the area filled with historical events. If you get exotic car rental, you will be all set for the journey. Not only is it a great road trip for history aficionados, but also music fans. Do make a point of stopping at Vicksburg, the place that was one of the turning points in the Civil War, and Graceland, the home of Elvis. Besides, New Orleans is a great place to spend the weekend. It is fun, has a special ambience and outstandingly delicious food.
New Hampshire to Maine
Driving along the northern coast of New England is just what you need if you are looking for some atmospheric, picture-perfect road trip. There are lots of beaches, artist communities and plenty of restored historic houses. Stop in Kennebunkport, Maine, rightly deemed the most beautiful coastal town in the area. Finishing the drive in Camden Maine, another beautiful harbor town. Your way should go through Portland, it has more than 300 restaurants, so you are bound to find something delicious there to make your day.
Joshua Tree National Park
This national park is not far away from Los Angeles and could be combined with another road trip or done on its own. Joshua Tree National Park combines Mojave Desert and Colorado Desert and thus there are thousands of wild species to encounter and lots of hiking trails to take. You can go climbing and camping on the territory of the park. In the town of Joshua Tree, you can have a romantic getaway, shop vintage and enjoy the quirky atmosphere.
Alaska-Canadian Highway is an epic drive that spans over about 1,390 miles. It is also commonly known as ALCAN and it can boast some of the most stunning and unique landscapes. Be sure to explore Vancouver and try to make as many stops as you can along the way to enjoy the majestic views. Try to find some glamping site and spend the night there. It is the perfect accommodation to make the most of your trip.
Overall, there are many picturesque drives in the USA and the key to a great road trip is to select one of them and carefully plan out itinerary. Figure out the budget for the road trip, and map out your agenda and set out on the trip.