Where do you feel the best place you ever taken a vacation?
Wow there are just soo many of them! One of my favorite was driving good old Route 66! You really get to see the true America and experience so many different things. There are still thousands of drivable miles of the original route left. Taking you from Chicago to the Santa Monica Pier in CA. You drive through farmland, mountains, deserts and forest. One of the greatest trips I have ever taken. Route 66 goes through 8 states and each one has its own special treasures. There are a ton of American Iconic things to see on 66 and plenty of diners and sites. Experiencing old and new America that was the greatest thing about this trip.
The Pacific Coast Highway. This trip takes you from the mountains and unexplored forest of Washington all the way down to Southern California. The coast makes a dramatic change as you enter California. This classic American highway if full of twist and turns. Small towns and big cities lay on it. There are so many wonderful small towns to see, and the nature on the trip could not be beat. You get to drive through the Redwood forest and wow those trees are amazing! We took a month to drive the coast and it was well worth every minute of it! 3 states, all with their unique things it was just amazing. The coast in the Northwest will take your breath away! Whale watching is just awesome depending on what time of year you go.
Another favorite trip is St. Augustine. This is the oldest city in America and it is just beautiful. There are so many things to do here, and the Castillo De San Marco is just amazing! The Fountain of Youth is here and while it is not the real deal it is cool to walk in the foot steps of the first explores to come to America. Rich with culture and some of the best beaches around it is a wonderful place to go. I have been several times and each time there is something new to do. Also they have some wonderful restaurants and shops here and the people are just amazing! You will not be disappointed with St. Augustine.
Yellowstone National Park. If you want to experience nature and some of the true beauty America has to offer there is not place like Yellowstone! There is so much history and so much to do here. Camping is just amazing and the hiking is breathtaking. I enjoy it each time I go, there is always a new program going on and the rangers here are very wonderful. You get mountains and fields, bears and elk, and if you are lucky you might get to spot a wolf. Wonderful!
San Diego California. One of the best cities in America and a melting pot for cultures. The weather is always good here and there is so much to do. The zoo is one of the best in the US and Coronado Island always has something to offer. Old Town has been preserved showing its true charm. Downtown and the Gaslamp district have so much history and they also have some of the best shopping and restaurants around. The beaches are amazing here, and the surf is some of the best in the world! I love going to SD, there is no other city like it, and my favorite place here is the Birch Aquarium….wonderful!
Savannah Georgia. Once of the best Southern towns around. Filled with history and buildings of the past there is no place like Savannah. The town squares are just amazing and Savannah has been featured in many movies because of the diverse parts of the city. Some of the best Southern food can be found here in Savannah and there are several beaches within a short driving distance that will just take your breath away! The people are just so nice, and they have a wonderful nightlife. I love going to Savannah and staying in Bed and Breakfast there. Really makes me feel like I have stepped into the past!
Sedona National Park Arizona. They say that this place is one of the most spiritual on earth. I can tell you it is one of the most beautiful! The views in the park are just breathtaking and there are a lot of activities to do. I love hiking and camping here. Sunsets in Sedona are like no other and the desert is just a beautiful place! The redrock landscape is like no other.
It is so hard to pick just one place, I will tell you that some of the best vacations that I have had are just picking a back highway and driving from state to state. I have found more places that I would have never known about that way. I have also seen some parts of America I might not have if I didn’t choose to drive. I hope this helps you!