10 Best Places to Visit on your Great American Road Trip

While gas is still relatively cheap, there’s no better time than to go on a road trip through your country’s own backyard. America has so much to offer when it comes to scenic routes, interesting locales, rich cultures, and diverse communities; you just have to go out there and go see it! We’ve compiled a list that will combine both the notorious must-see locations and the hidden gems that all provide once in a lifetime experiences. So, without further ado, let’s begin our trip.

1: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/tofoli.douglas

This is the perfect geological mix of deep valleys, sky-high peaks, and untamed forests filled with wildlife. This is where the Grand Teton Park lies, offering plenty of exploring and educational opportunities for families. Everything in Jackson Hole makes you feel like a small, vulnerable, and fortunate mammal. Mother Nature reigns supreme, with all her beauty and diversity on full display.

Address: Jackson Hole, WY

2: Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Okay, lets never assume that anyone has seen and done all there is to do at the Grand Canyon in one lifetime. Hypothetically, if you could find someone who has, you must ask them if they’re bored of going, and if their answer is anything besides “no” then you better walk away slowly. Needless to say, every road trip should include The Grand Canyon if there is any small chance of ever passing by within a safe driving distance.

Address: Grand Canyon, AZ
Website: www.nps.gov

3: Hamilton Pool Preserve, Dripping Springs, Texas

Hamilton Pool Preserve, Dripping Springs, Texas
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Leon Bovenkerk

This popular spring and summer break hangout was created au natural and has always drawn a lot of attention due to its refreshing and fun waterfall that dropped down an impressive fifty feet from above. Even if you don’t seek a wild and crazy diving opportunity, there are plenty of reasons to chill around the reserve. Grab a bite to eat and soak up some rays, it’s fun just watching people jump.

Address: 24300 Hamilton Pool Rd.Dripping Spgs, TX 78620

4: Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

We head up north on our road trip of America to visit the proud and historic town of Cape Elizabeth where we find an iconic lighthouse that overlooks the jagged shores and crisp blue waves. The stark contrast of the light pink lighthouse and the blue ocean is a picture that must be seen to be believed.

Address: 1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

5: Monument Valley, Utah and Arizona

Monument Valley, Utah and Arizona

Another valley on our trip, because they are awesome and easy to access, why not visit them all? This is one valley that is monumental, to say the least. Its layers of hot colors give definition to monumental cliffs and caverns that tell a history of when America was being carved by wind and water.

Address: Monument Valley, UT

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