14 Best Road Trips in the U.S.

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6. Through Virginia and North Carolina: A Scenic Road Trip

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Take this five-day trip at a slow pace and admire the dramatic mountain faces of the Blue Ridge Mountains and their magnificent green plateaus.

Curving inside the mountains is the Blue Ridge Parkway to make you feel lost in another world. There are plenty of hiking trails, a dairy farm and an art museum on this trip.

5. Discover New Mexico: Albuquerque to Las Cruces

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You’ll not contend with the tourist hot spots of Taos and Santa Fe on this route. Rather, you steer away from New Mexico to a three-day adventure and discover some historical stories about Pueblo.

Inside the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is an iconic restaurant, the Pueblo Harvest, where you get authentic Mexican food. Check out the flamenco performances at well-known institutions in Albuquerque.