10 most classic US road trips

10 Most Essential American Road Trips

Not all road trips are created equal. Country Living has named 10 routes that are the best of the best.

They show off America's fantastic landscapes, from tropical beaches to major cities to snow-capped mountains. They've been memorialized in songs and movies. And if they aren't there already, they should immediately be added to your bucket list.

Check out the slideshow below for the country's 10 most classic drives:

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10 most classic US road trips

1. California State Route 1: San Francisco to Los Angeles

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2. Route 66: Chicago to Santa Monica, CA

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3. Amish Country Byway: Holmes County, Ohio

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4. Blue Ridge Parkway: Shenandoah National Park, Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina

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5. Upstate New York: Albany to the Finger Lakes

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6. Overseas Highway: Florida mainland to Key West

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7. Lewis and Clark Historic Trail: Illinois to Oregon

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8. Going to the Sun Road: Glacier National Park, Montana

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9. U.S. Route 1: Massachusetts to Maine

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10. Red Rock Scenic Byway: Sedona, Arizona

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