GREAT AMERICAN
ROAD TRIPS

It’s time to take the scenic route. The American road trip is as timeless as fresh apple pie and we’ve found some off-the-beaten-path adventures and all new road trip itineraries. So whether you’re looking for national parks road trips, pet-friendly road trip tips, or the best road trips in the U.S., we’ve got you covered. Put on your favorite playlist, sit back and enjoy the open road.

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Spot Big Little Lies Film Locations in Monterey County

Good storytelling relies on strong visuals – so, it’s no wonder that stunning  Monterey County was the go-to location for HBO’s Emmy...

Top Scenic Drives in Delaware

Delaware Bayshore Byway (Del. 9) This back-road journey twists and turns through some of Delaware’s most picturesque coastal lowlands,...

The Ultimate Pet-Friendly Road Trip In Arizona and New Mexico

There’s nothing quite like packing up the car and heading out on a road trip. And when four-legged friends are involved—it’s even...

Wildlife Viewing in Denali National Park

America’s National Parks offer up some of the most spectacular natural landscapes and wildlife viewing available in the country, but they can...

5 Ways To Experience Florida Like An Eco-Tourist

Adventure parks, posh boutiques, shimmering cities . . . Florida has them all. But if you’re a...

Top Texas Road Trips

“Hitting the open road” in Texas means taking on a lot of road. Most of the state’s population is concentrated in the east...

Utah’s Dark Skies: Canyonlands National Park

Take in the skies while floating and hiking in Labyrinth Canyon. Sights include towering canyon walls, remnants from early river runners...

Get Back to the Land With a Farm Stay Vacation

These days, many of us are seeking fresh air and wide-open spaces where we can connect to the land and enjoy countryside...

National Parks Road Trips

Gateway to Yellowstone Park: An Outdoor Escape Away from it All

By Michael Huseby A scenic five-hour drive from Yellowstone National Park takes you across the jagged Beartooth Pass to...

Hiking The Wave — One of the Most Astounding Places You’ll Ever See

Jaw-dropping scenery in a remote desert location combined with extremely limited access make The Wave, located on the border between Arizona and...

Wildlife Viewing in Denali National Park

America’s National Parks offer up some of the most spectacular natural landscapes and wildlife viewing available in the country, but they can...

This Couple Hiked 13 National Parks in One Year and Lived in an RV. Learn How They Did It.

David Laffitte and Doni Smith are on a mission to hike every national park in the United States. I talked to these RV Nomads...

Outdoor Adventures

Top Scenic Drives in Delaware

Delaware Bayshore Byway (Del. 9) This back-road journey twists and turns through some of Delaware’s most picturesque coastal lowlands,...

Top 5 Summer Outdoor Adventures in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe features some of the clearest waters in the United States, is the second deepest lake in the country and, at...

Most Underrated States for Hiking

By Bradley O'Neill Hiking is one of the great American passions and there’s plenty of reasons why. It’s free,...

This Couple Hiked 13 National Parks in One Year and Lived in an RV. Learn How They Did It.

David Laffitte and Doni Smith are on a mission to hike every national park in the United States. I talked to these RV Nomads...

Pet-Friendly Adventures

The Ultimate Pet-Friendly Road Trip In Arizona and New Mexico

There’s nothing quite like packing up the car and heading out on a road trip. And when four-legged friends are involved—it’s even...

Dog Days: Pet-Friendly Places in Sunny Florida

By Monique Danao Many dog owners treat their furry friends as family, and for good reason.

5 Places Where Dogs Rule

We've covered dogs who travel more than you and the most dog-friendly places in Dallas. We thought it was about time to cover places...

Dog friendly Dallas

We love dogs here at places.travel. Pooches are welcome in the office and we're always looking for places that are dog friendly here in...

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Unexpected Stops

The Most Photo-Worthy Pit in America

A little-known town in the Heart of Dixie is about to jump to the top of your travel bucket list.

This 16-Story Castle in Colorado is a Sight to Behold

Did we mention the fire-breathing dragon? Why travel abroad to visit storybook castles that housed famous (and infamous) royals...

Swimming with Manatees at Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

Ever wonder what it’s like to swim with manatees? These gentle giants are curious and will often swim right up to people....

Does Your State Have an Inflatable Waterpark? Check Our List.

Inflatable water park or floating water park– whatever you call them, they’re the new summertime trend and with temperatures starting to heat up, people...

Unique Places to Stay

Home of the Bubble Tents: Basecamp Terlingua

Camping at Basecamp Terlingua is like stepping into another world. Located deep in West Texas, the camp is a popular spot for...

Vacation In Beautiful Destinations Where Hotels Can’t Be Built

With unique experiences in high demand, it's no wonder people are increasingly looking for destinations in hard to reach or remote places....

Get Back to the Land With a Farm Stay Vacation

These days, many of us are seeking fresh air and wide-open spaces where we can connect to the land and enjoy countryside...

‘Tequila Hotel’ Rooms Take the Shape of Tequila Barrels

By Laura Winzeler If you’ve ever longed to lay your head in a tequila barrel — and really, who...