Seeing the open road in front of you and the miles of road behind you, road trips are one of the best ways to relax. They offer a break from the buzz and grind of day-to-day life. But road trips just aren’t the same without companions. And who better to go on a mind-expanding, soul-searching trip with than your best friend.
Road trips with your best friend help you to get to know each other even better, build stories together, and try new things together. Here are some of the best road trips you can take with your BFF.
This famous route is said to be one of the most epic road trips in the world. It runs from Chicago to Los Angeles for over 2000 miles, across eight states. Along the way are unusual places to visit like the Cadillac Ranch or the Twin Arrows gas station. The route is also littered with vintage hotels lit with neon signs.
Route 66 is a historically significant route, so if you and your bestie are into learning about the past, you can find destinations along the route with a lot of history to them, and many willing people to speak about that history. Keep in mind the length of the route, as this road trip averages about two weeks or longer if you visit more places.
The Haunted History Trail of New York
This road trip contains 80 attractions, each with a scary story behind them. Programs run all year round, so visit the website to choose which specific locations you’d like to see. Attractions range from hotels to museums and even an asylum. What brings friends together closer than having the pants scared off of them, right?
Take a drive to Estes Park, Colorado
Estes Park is a wonderful nature-rich location. It’s a mountain village with scenic landscapes that offer opportunities to go hiking or bike-riding or even pedal-boating in the waters. Estes Park is known for having an out-of-this-world Independence Day celebration with a car show, concert, and fireworks. All of these features make for super photographs and stories to share.
Road to Hana, Hawaii
This short route features many, many scenic stopping points which turn an otherwise quick route into a much more savorable experience. The road winds and twists past waterfalls, rainforests, gardens, and even ocean views. This road trip also ends perfectly with a stop at the beach where surfing is very popular. Then take a moment to absorb the landscape one more time before heading back.
The Florida Keys
This drive from Miami to the Florida Keys is brimming with sunshine. The cheerful ride is surrounded by stunning landscapes that are sure to lift your mood and have you and your friend feeling truly relaxed. The drive is along Route 1, which is a relatively simple route, so this journey is a good idea for first-time road-trippers. You can end off your trip with a pleasant stay at the beach.
The coast of Rhode Island
The route along the coast of Rhode Island features several gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way are interesting and unique local seafood places and stylish inns. It’s not too far from New York either. Along the route are other well-known sites like Providence, East Beach, and Watch Hill. This route offers plenty of opportunities to visit places with local culture and pride.