1. Austin, Texas
Not only is it the eleventh largest city in America but the city of Austin is also home to a lot of live music, film, and outdoor attractions too. From the Formula 1 Circuit of America raceway to the ever so abundant parks and lakes Austin’s diversity is highly noticeable. For those who are into history the LBJ Presidential Library, the Bullock Texas State History Museum, and the State Capitol are all great places to visit when you are in town.
2. Aspen, Colorado
Like a taste of luxury in the Rocky Mountains? Aspen is your place to go then. This ski resort town is known for its luxurious restaurants, boutiques, and landmarks such as the Wheeler Opera House. If you don’t like skiing there are plenty of hiking, camping, or backpacking options at your disposal too.
3. Portland, Oregon
Portland is great because it offers a great deal of the Pacific Northwest culture. Known for its microbreweries, stunning scenery, and abundance of nature Portland does not disappoint. For those who are tired of nature you can kick back and spend a day at the Portland Zoo, the Portland Saturday Market, or the Grotto too.
4. San Diego, California
Beaches and parks basked in the sunny southern California climate. I think that about sums up San Diego. For those of you who still aren’t satisfied however there are always the amazing foothills, mountains, or desert to keep you occupied too. Or if you just like food you can get some extremely authentic Mexican cuisine instead.
5. Washington, D.C.
If you want a trip rich with history Washington D.C. does it best. With its monuments, memorials, and museums this city is abundant with America’s culture both past and present. If you are the kind of person who likes tours this destination is certainly full of them too as you can get a guide for pretty much everything from the Lincoln Memorial to the National Mall.
6. San Antonio, Texas
Culture and good cuisine. That is what San Antonio is known for. The seventh largest city in the US delivers on both accounts. If you are looking for a near countless supply of tourism sites and some of the greatest Southern cuisine you can get your hands on San Antonio is the place to go.
7. Seattle, Washington
If you like coffee, technology, and the great outdoors Seattle is a worthwhile pit stop during your trip. Best experienced during the summertime you have the option of choosing between the ocean beaches or the mountains since they are both within a short drive. It is no easy task either because both the Olympic Peninsula and the Cascade Mountain Range are truly a treat for anyone who loves being outdoors.
8. Las Vegas, Nevada
I don’t think much of an introduction is necessary here but I will say this instead. Las Vegas is certainly a must for anyone who wants to enjoy a week or weekend of glamour on their road trip. From shows to gambling to adult pleasures there is never a shortage of sensations to indulge in thanks to the city of sin.
9. Orlando, Florida
Don’t care for Las Vegas and would rather have some family oriented fun? There is always Walt Disney World in Orlando! If family fun isn’t your thing that is fine also because this beautiful Florida city comes equipped with many other attractions too. From Universal Orlando to Discovery Cove to Sea World there is always tons of amusement to be had.
10. Asheville, North Carolina
Want a west coast feel with an east coast touch? Check out Asheville in North Carolina. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains the city of Asheville is lined with historic architecture and a vibrant arts culture. That also does not include the brewery and outdoor aspects of Asheville either. Those are equally as fun and exciting too.
11. Boulder, Colorado
Sun? Check. Gorgeous outdoors? Check. Boulder Colorado is a must see for anyone who enjoys the outdoors with its abundance of climbing, mountain biking, and hiking opportunities. The flatirons near Boulder are beautiful and given its always sunny nature this city is one that looks good year around.
12. San Juan Islands, Washington
Looking for a neat little gem on the coast of Washington? The San Juan Islands are a beautiful group of islands nestled away right off of the coast from the mainland. Voted top 10 best islands in the U.S. by Trip Advisor and for good reason. The most well known of them all, Orcas Island houses many tourists as they venture through the San Juan network.
If you like island relaxation with a Pacific Northwest feel this is a place you must visit at least once.
13. New York City, New York
If you want the bustle of a big city New York City will not disappoint. There is a reason why it is the largest city in the United States because the scope of it is positively massive. With an endless list of things to do and aspects to experience New York City will give you anything from family fun to a thrilling night life. Given its colossal size it obviously does not fall short in the culinary department either as it boasts top end cuisine from all around the world too.
14. Salt Lake City, Utah
Another great road trip destination is Salt Lake City. Currently in the middle of a transformation this particular town used to have a reputation as a proper city that didn’t know how to have a good time but in more recent years it has begun developing a fun attitude given its access to skiing, biking, climbing, and the addition of a few local microbreweries too.
15. San Francisco, California
One of the meccas for technology and upscale business the city of San Francisco is a beautiful place located by the distinguished Golden Gate Bridge. Loaded with lots of cuisine and attractions there is something for everyone here. In addition to seeing the bridge I highly recommend taking the Alcatraz and San Francisco bay tours at least once too.