Visit USA 2023 Travel Planner

MOTHER ROAD Several states are planning to celebrate the November 2026 centenary of Route 66, the Mother Road. The Illinois State Museum in Springfield is one of many that will host a major exhibition. Oklahoma has the longest driveable section of the highway, which runs from Chicago to Santa Monica; the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton is the largest dedicated to the 'must drive' road. MAUI MAGIC The spectacular Hana Highway in Hawaii is just 52 miles long but can take four hours to drive. Drivers encounter 620 curves and hairpin bends as the road winds around Maui’s rugged, rainforestswathed eastern side and 59 bridges, many single-file. Add time for photo stops of stunning views, waterfalls and pools. COASTAL BEAUTY Few drives match the allure of California’s Highway 1, colloquially known as the Pacific Coast Highway. It hugs picturesque bays, soaring cliffs and oceanside communities for 600 miles from just south of Los Angeles to Mendocino in Northern California. blue ridge highlights Cresting the Blue Ridge Mountains for 469 miles, the Blue Ridge Parkway is the USA's longest linear park, connecting Skyline Drive in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina. The National Park Service-managed road is open year-round, although conditions vary by season. Drive the scenic Overseas Highway from Key Largo to Key West, which runs for 106 miles right over the ocean and through the Florida Keys. A highlight along the way is the Old Seven Mile Bridge, linking Knights Key to Little Duck Key, an architectural triumph when constructed in 1912. Drive 490 miles from ‘Black to Yellow’ on the scenic road from the Black Hills of South Dakota to magical Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. This nine-hour journey passes through the breathtaking Bighorn Mountains, the cowboy town of Sheridan and Buffalo Bill’s town of Cody. With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, this Southern California oasis has long been a place for self-discovery and serenity. Whatever you’re seeking—relaxing hot mineral springs, inspiring landscapes, new trails to blaze—you’ll find it here.