The Most Scenic Drives in America: 120 Spectacular Road Trips (Newly Revised and Updated)

The Most Scenic Drives in America: 120 Spectacular Road Trips (Newly Revised and Updated)

by Reader's Digest Editors


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The all-in-one trip planner and travel guide-now totally revised and updated-will steer you down the most scenic road every time.

The all-in-one trip planner and travel guide-now totally revised and updated-will steer you down the most scenic road every time. From Florida's Road to Flamingo to Hawaii's Oahu Coastal Loop . . . from British Columbia's Sea to Sky Highway to Cape Cod's Sandy Shores . . . each featured road trip is pictured in stunning full color and described in vivid text, keyed to an easy-to-follow newly revised map. Whether you choose a drive in a far corner of the continent or a back road in your own state, this book is your ticket to North America's most beautiful byways.

Drives are grouped in four pictured-packed sections-Western, Mountain, Central, and Eastern states and provinces-and are accompanied by detailed, easy-to-use maps. New drives featuring some of Canada's most stunning destinations have been added. As a bonus, handy Trip Tip sidebars include:

  • Mileage
  • best season to travel
  • nearby attractions
  • special events
  • "learn more" contact information including website addresses
A special feature called Star Routes offers thumbnail sketches of shorter but especially scenic roads located in the same region as the main tours. Additional boxes highlight distinctive characteristics of the areas, including local plants, animals, customs, foods, and a variety of historical events.

Whether on the road or in the comfort of your easy chair, this newly revised Reader's Digest travel guide will be a welcome companion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606523582
Publisher: Reader's Digest
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 75,448
Product dimensions: 10.08(w) x 10.16(h) x 1.22(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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Most Scenic Drives in America 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Its one of the best books so far, that cover the entire breadth of information from miles to stops to duration of drive, to pictures to detailed information. The entire step by step planning, all done and ready to serve!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great for the casual local drive or a well planned cross country road trip. I'm using this book with the suggested website info to plan our family vacation. It been great for ideas to make this trip interesting for the entire family.
Joy77 More than 1 year ago
My husband and I strongly recommend this book for road trips across America. We used it in 2004 on a 6 week road trip and last summer on an 8 week road trip. We actually plan our itinerary around it. I would not travel the States without it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is laid out so that it is easy to plan a trip. The pictures and information are very helpful. If you know the general area you want to see, it has sections for this and what I like the best is that it shows specific highways and routes to take. You can combine various parts for a whole trip. It motivates to travel and helps take the guesswork out of knowing where to go and what to do...a great travel help!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like touring the countryside in your car, this is a must have book. Even when planning a vacation to a particular location, i will refer to this book before going to find some 'side trips'.
caitemaire on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Well, if you too love a great road trip and need some ideas for some future trips...or if you just want to sit on your couch and take a beautiful journey in your mind, the newly revised and update "The Most Scenic Drives in America" is a book I think that you will love. I know I do.The book gives 120 different trips, divided into four major areas of the US, Western, Rocky Mountain, Central and Eastern, in each case also extending up into Canada to include some trip to visit our northern neighbors. For each there is a very nice map, a great deal of useful information, beautiful photographs and links to the web sites of attractions and places that are discussed so you can go online and get additional information. Each point of interest along the trip in each drive is numbered, with a discussion of the must see sights. The length of each trip is given, with suggestions of when the best time to go is and other near by attractions that you might want to visit as well.Looking over the list, I figure that I have probably driven about 20 of the included drives, in Nova Scotia, New England, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Delaware, Maryland...oh, and New Jersey! So that only leave me about 100 to go and I wish I could just grab this book, take a few months off work and hit the road. But honestly, as great as my trips were, I wish I had a look at this book before I took them, because there are some things I missed. This book is just full of great ideas, and really, no matter where you live in the US, there is probably a route nearby for you to explore.And did I mention the hundreds and hundreds of fabulous photographs? I must say, one thing I really enjoyed looking through this book was checking out the pictures from places I have been and comparing them to my own. Mine don't come off too badly but I picked up a lot of great ideas for the future.Now, I do think I should mention that when you set out on any of these trips, you may need to gather some additional from those web sites the book gave you. It does not discuss where to stay, except in general terms, or some mentions of a few lodging that are sights in themselves and the same is true with places to eat. But I have no problem with that because that is not what this book is.What it aims to do, to give us an idea of some fabulous places to visit and a lot of great information about planning those trips, it does a great at. But even if you are not going to take any of these drives..even if you don't own a car!...this book will give you many enjoyable hours, just paging through, getting off the Interstate and checking out some of the most beautiful places in our country.
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