“Get your motor runnin’
Head out on the highway
Lookin’ for adventure
And whatever comes our way”
While most of us aren’t as wild as what one’s mind probably conjures in listening to Steppenwolf’s classic ‘Born to Be Wild’ we all have a bit of wild side that wants to get out there…perhaps not so much as go wild but be in the wild.
And short of heading out into the wilderness with a backpack and tent, we can’t think of a better way than a classic American road trip that goes into some of the best wilderness on earth – our National Parks, Monuments, Preserves, Seashores,
Historic Sites, Battlefields, Recreation Areas and more.
‘Get Your Kicks’ – Route 66
Established in 1926, covering nearly 2,500 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica, Route 66 was removed from the US Highway System in 1985 after it was replaced by the Interstate Highway System. Fortunately, in 2008 the World Monuments Fund added Route 66 to the World Monuments Watch to preserve as many of the sites along the route as possible, such as gas stations, motels, cafés, trading posts and drive-in movie theaters.
Some states have kept the Route 66 designation for parts of the highway. Probably the best state to relive the glory days of Route 66 is in Arizona, where a long segment of Route 66 in Arizona from Seligman to Kingman, Arizona. Call us and we’ll create a custom road trip that combines this legendary stretch of Route 66 along with a visit to the Grand Canyon, Sedona and other parks and destinations in Arizona and California.
‘The National Park Highway’ – Highway 89
Running north-south for over 1,200 miles, it’s called the national park highway with good reason. It links 7 National Parks: Saguaro (AZ), Grand Canyon (AZ), Zion (UT), Bryce Canyon (UT), Grand Teton (WY), Yellowstone (WY/MT) and Glacier (MT).
Want more? This highway also provides access to 14 other destinations managed by the National Park Service.
Call us and we’ll plan a cool custom road adventure that is sure to bring the ‘true nature’s child’ in you…and your traveling companions.
‘California Dreamin’ – Highway 1
California State Highway 1, also known as the Pacific Coast Highway in certain stretches is famous for running along some of the most beautiful coastlines in the USA, leading to its designation as an All-American Road. Just a few of the natural and man made attractions you’ll find along or near Highway 1 and Highway 101 (which Highway 1 connects with in both northern and southern California) include Redwood National Park, Avenue of the Giants, Mendocino, Point Reyes National Seashore, the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Monterey/Carmel, Pinnacles National Park, Big Sur, Hearst Castle and Santa Barbara.
Call Donna Salerno Travel; 888.777.7820 or Info@DonnaSalernoTravel
and we’ll help plan a custom trip for you along some or all of this stunningly beautiful highway. Let us know how many days you have or what places you want to include.
Many road trip itineraries we design also include Yosemite National Park. Have more time and feeling adventurous? We’ll add in southern Oregon coast plus a visit to Crater Lake National Park. Want even more? Then, we’ll include Mt. Rainier and/or Olympic National Parks in Washington.
Source; National Parks Revealed 2017