With temperatures here in the Midwest hovering around zero, folks here can’t help but think ahead to spring. Instead of an annual camping trip or car ride to Florida for a week on the beach this spring, why not see some of the U.S. most scenic stretches of highway on the back of a motorcycle? To help you decide where to go, the travel experts at Fodor’s have put together a list of the four most scenic motorcycle road trips. We’ve summarized the top two spots below.
Historic Route 66 – Entrenched in Americana, Route 66, also known as Mother Road, is the most iconic route in the country. The entire route, which spans nearly 2,500 miles between Chicago and Los Angeles, is “an unforgettable experience on two wheels.” Memorable pit stops along the route include Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, Illinois, rows of neon signs and historic hotels in Tucumcari, New Mexico, and the historic town of Seligman, Arizona which inspired the Disney/Pixar movie Cars.
Pacific Coast Highway – This amazing 550-mile route features “majestic views of the Pacific Ocean, picturesque seaside towns, and exhilarating stretches of coastal roads.” Points of interest along the route include the Bixby Bridge, Hearst Castle in San Simeon, several state parks, and the Vintage Motorcycle Museum in Solvang. Want unobstructed views of the ocean? Drive from north to south.
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