10 of the Best U.S. Road Trips for Families

From I-90, take exit 131 for the Badlands Scenic Byway for history, landscapes, and American culture.

Black Hills of South Dakota

From Kittery, where you may stop at Bob's Clam Hut for lunch, the route follows the rugged coastline "down east" via charming New England fishing communities like Belfast and Rockland.

Downeast Maine

The most frequented US National Parks System route is the 469-mile journey between Shenandoah in Virginia and the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina.

Blue Ridge Parkway

Drive California's longest route north-south or south-north along the stunning Pacific coast.

California's Pacific Coast Highway

Travel to Big Sky Country for a week to see some of America's most beautiful and varied scenery.

Jackson, Wyoming to Glacier, Montana

Drive now while you can. Hurricanes have eroded parts of North Carolina's Route 12, the Outer Banks Scenic Highway, during the past decade.

The Outer Banks, North Carolina

Visit 'Ohe'o Gulch (Seven Sacred Pools), the Pipiwai Trail, Waimoku Falls in Haleakala National Park, Hana Lava Tube, and the Ho'okipa overlook to see Maui's famous surfers.

Hana Coastline, Hawaii

Drive through the Hoh Rainforest, one of the biggest temperate rainforests in the US, in Olympic National Park.

Olympic Peninsula, Washington

At almost 2,500 miles, Route 66 is the classic cross-country road journey.

Route 66

Route 1, which runs 150 miles from Miami to the Florida Keys, has appeared in several vehicle ads and movie chases.

Overseas Highway, Florida Keys