10 Best scenic drives for summer road trips!

Pacific Coast Highway, California: One of the most iconic and scenic drives in the US, the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) runs along the coast of California and offers breathtaking views of the ocean and cliffs.

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Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina and Virginia: This drive is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the US, with 469 miles of winding roads, stunning views of the Appalachian Mountains, and numerous hiking trails and scenic overlooks.

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Route 66, Illinois to California: This historic highway is a classic summer road trip, stretching from Chicago to Santa Monica. Along the way, you'll see small towns, quirky roadside attractions, and stunning desert landscapes.

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Beartooth Highway, Montana and Wyoming: This 68-mile highway winds through the mountains of Montana and Wyoming, offering spectacular views of glaciers, alpine lakes, and snow-capped peaks.

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Overseas Highway, Florida: This 113-mile drive takes you across the Florida Keys, with views of crystal-clear waters, coral reefs, and abundant wildlife.

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Going-to-the-Sun Road, Montana: This scenic drive through Glacier National Park is only open in the summer months, offering stunning views of glaciers, alpine meadows, and mountain peaks.

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Hana Highway, Hawaii: This 64-mile drive along the coast of Maui takes you through lush rainforests, past waterfalls and beaches, and offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.

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Great River Road, Minnesota to Louisiana: This 2,000-mile drive follows the Mississippi River, passing through 10 states and offering stunning views of the river, bluffs, and small towns along the way.

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Million Dollar Highway, Colorado: This 25-mile stretch of road through the San Juan Mountains offers stunning views of steep cliffs, winding roads, and towering peaks.

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The North Shore, Minnesota: This 154-mile drive along the shore of Lake Superior offers breathtaking views of rocky cliffs, waterfalls, and forests, as well as charming small towns and historic sites.

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