A great road trip consists of a few essentials: good friends, a great playlist, and gas
station snacks.But no road trip is complete without a few stops to take in the best sights America has to offer – from wacky roadside attractions to stunning vistas.The best part? You don’t even need to get out of your car to see most of them.Here’s the best thing to see from your car in each state. ALABAMA: THE DRIVE-THRU MUSEUM
This is a roadside attraction in every sense of the phrase: it’s quirky, unnecessary, and a great way to wake yourself up from a boring drive. You’ll seem some strange “art,” but it will definitely provide talking points for the rest of your trip.
Driving between Anchorage and Fairbanks on the George Parks Highway will offer some of the best views of Denali, North America’s tallest peak at 20,310 feet.
Aerial image of Mount Mckinley and Mount Foreacre at sunset
ARIZONA: MONUMENT VALLEY
Twenty dollars will get you a front row seat to some of the country’s most incredible natural wonders inside the stunning Monument Valley, which sits off of U.S. 163. The 17-mile long drive is perfect for nature lovers, but even those who hate the outdoors can enjoy the views from inside their vehicle.
ARKANSAS: CHRIST OF THE OZARKS
The Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil is one of the new seven wonders of world, but if you don’t plan on making it there, there’s always Christ of the Ozarks. It’s the third-largest Jesus statue in the world and a popular place for prayer – but most people can’t stop talking about its striking resemblance to a milk carton.
CALIFORNIA: THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
The Golden Gate Bridge is a must-see when in California. You could just drive over it, but there are parking lots on either end that allow you to take in the legendary side views.
COLORADO: THE ROCKIES
The I-70 from Grand Junction to Denver will take you right through the incredible, snow- capped Rockies.
CONNECTICUT: LOUIS’ LUNCH
Are there two things more American than road trips and hamburgers? This historic restaurant, which is a short detour from I-95 in New Haven, claims to be the “Birthplace of the Hamburger
DELAWARE: BRANDYWINE VALLEY
Take a quick detour across Delaware’s Brandywine Valley, along the I-95 corridor, to get a glimpse of history: the rolling hills are where the 1777 Battle of the Brandywine took place, when George Washington and his army faced British General William Howe. It is also lined with stunning mansions and
FLORIDA: THE OCEAN
It might sound like a cop-out to say that the best thing to see from your car while driving through Florida is the ocean, but it’s true. Traveling on the Seven Mile Bridge to Key West is a turquoise sight for sore eyes.
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