Hit the Road: Discover the 5  Best U.S. Summer Road Trips

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Summer road trips offer the perfect opportunity to immerse oneself in the thrill of exploration. Whether traversing winding coastal roads or navigating scenic mountain passes, the open road beckons with promises of adventure and discovery. 

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With road trip season in full swing, now’s the time to learn more about the top destinations in the United States. Market Watch recently released its list of the five best summer road trip destinations for 2023. 

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Whether you begin in Dana Point or Leggett, a journey along California’s State Route 1, also known as the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), is a rewarding experience. The PCH unveils over 650 miles of breathtaking coastal landscapes and no shortage of attractions.

California: Pacific Coast Highway


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Planning your journey in early summer ensures manageable humidity levels and attractive deals on accommodations and activities. For fishing enthusiasts, Key West provides experienced charter guides at affordable prices, offering a chance to catch snapper, grouper, tuna, and more.

Florida Keys: Miami  to Key West


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Venturing north from Portland, Maine, to Quebec City, Canada, offers a unique blend of cultural enrichment and adventure. Highlights in Maine include the acclaimed Children’s Museum and Theatre and the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville.

Maine: Portland to  Quebec City


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Nevada is home to Lake Tahoe, known as the “Jewel of the Sierra Nevada.” En route to this natural wonder, consider visiting Reno and Virginia City. Here, you can enjoy rodeos, art exhibitions, and hiking trails — and that’s just the start.

Nevada: Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada


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From a large selection of wineries to urban adventures near Seattle, Washington State offers both locals and tourists a broad spectrum of experiences. The Olympic Peninsula is a highlight of the region, encircling the famous Olympic National Park.

Washington State: Olympic Peninsula Loop


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