Long drives have been unanimously recommended to lift saddened mood, enjoy companionship of friends or family and for similar enjoyment. However, driving can only be pleasant when right arterial roads like the top most beautiful drives in the United States are chosen for the purpose.
1. Brandywine Valley
The short 19-kilometre stretch of Brandywine Valley trek passes through unforgettable landscapes of River Brandywine watershed. Natural as well as manmade beauties can be enjoyed through this beautiful drive in the United States.
2. Finger Lakes
Eleven finger-shaped lakes, namely, Conesus, Hemlock, Canadice, Honeoye, Otisco, Owasco, Skaneateles, Cayuga, Seneca, Keuka and Canandaigua are formed close to each other between Rochester and Syracuse in New York State. Cascading waterfalls, natural gorges, lovely farms, lakefront homes, wineries and quaint towns can be experienced throughout the year while dazzling foliages appears only in autumn.
3. Going-to-the-Sun Road
The 84-kilometre long going-to-the-Sun Road passes through Glacial National Park and offers view of every landscape in the region. It remains open from June to early autumn. There are several spots to stop and enjoy cedar forest, alpine tundra, glacial valleys and lakes.
4. Overseas Highway
The series of bridges and roads from Florida to Key West forms the 181-kiometre long stretch of Florida Keys Overseas Highway. The bridges are the result of modification of railway to connect Keys with the mainland. 11.2-kilometre long Knight’s Key Bridge offers breath-taking view of seemingly infinite ocean surface.
5. Pacific Coast Highway
Officially, 198-kilometre stretch of the coastal highway is designated as Pacific Coast Highway by California. However, the beautiful drive in the United States extends along the coast way beyond that limit. There are sharp turns with steep drop-offs and the vista is indefinable.
6. Patchwork Parkway
Route 143 in Utah is called Patchwork Parkway, which is 82 kilometres long. Various canyons, lava fields, lakes, plateaus and peaks exist to amaze riders along this beautiful drive in the United States.
7. San Juan Skyway
Gunnison, Uncompahgre and San Juan national forests and Grand Mesa are traversed by San Juan Skyway. The beautiful drive in the United States offers view of alpine forests, steep cliffs, ancient pueblo ruins and San Juan Mountain.
8. Seward Highway
The 204-kilometre long road connecting Seward and Anchorage is named Seward Highway. Beluga whales, moose, eagles and sheep can be seen as riders drive through national forests, mining towns, fishing villages, glaciers and waterfalls certainly makes this among the top beautiful drives in the United States.
9. Skyline Drive
Blue Ridge Mountains are outlined by 169-kilometre long Skyline Drive in Virginia. Mary’s Rock Tunnel is on the road and is only 12 feet & 8 inches high. Any vehicle that can pass through it is allowed on the driveway. Mountains and valleys abundantly populated by wildlife and flowers can be viewed from this beautiful drive in the United States.
10. The Hawaii Belt Road
State highways 11, 19 and 190 comprise the circular Hawaii Belt, which offers view of valleys, mountains, snow-white beaches, farmlands, lush jungles and lava deserts with possibility to witness even flowing lava. It is 483-kilometre long stretch. Its highest point is 914 metres above sea level.