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25 Incredible Road Trips BT Readers Love

From beautiful, relaxing drives down the scenic Pacific Coast Highway to epic cross country adventures, our Budget Travel audience shares their ...more

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  • One-Tank Escapes From 8 American Cities

    Summer vacation doesn't have to mean a long, expensive trek. These getaways are a short drive from eight major urban areas. All you need is a weekend and a tank of gas!

  • 5 Awesome & Affordable American Drives

    Every corner of the U.S.—including yours!—offers a bold, beautiful road trip that rolls out an unforgettable vacation at a reasonable price.

  • Big Sur along California Highway 1.

    Ultimate California Road Trip

    From the Monterey Bay down to Hearst Castle, California's central coast has been enchanting visitors for decades. Warning: you may never go home again.

  • Mount Rushmore

    Road Trip: South Dakota's Badlands and Black Hills

    Drive along gorgeous rolling prairies, twisting mountain roads, and past iconic American monuments like Mount Rushmore in this spectacular corner of South Dakota.

  • Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas

    A Road Trip Through Big Bend National Park

    Take a beautiful drive through one of America's true hidden gems: Big Bend National Park, winding along the Rio Grande in West Texas.

  • Glacier National Park's Highline trail

    Summer in Big Sky Country

    A road trip through western Montana means serious altitude, mountain goats—and directions like "Make a left at the giant cow."

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    25 WACKIEST Roadside Attractions in America!

    From the world's biggest pineapple maze to a castle made of coral, you won't want to miss these oddball only-in-Amerca spots the next time you are looking for road trip ideas or ready to hit the road. Here are some of our favorites!

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  • The Grand Canyon

    33 Most Beautiful Places In America

    We asked—you answered. From the beaches of Hawaii to the plains of the Midwest, here are the 33 most beautiful places in America, according to you.

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