• Looking to take a road trip this spring? Here are a few ideas

    2013-03-20

    Road trips have become a staple of United States travel. There are few things better than hitting the open road to see what the country has to offer. With the arrival of spring, many travelers may be itching to take their first road trip of the year, and a few trips in particular stand out above the rest, according to MSN. Here are some ideal excursions if you're looking to indulge your wanderlust this spring.

    The Million Dollar Highway - Colorado
    Colorado is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, and that is especially true along this famous stretch of road. Technically part of U.S. Highway 50, The Million Dollar Highway brings you through the towns of Silverton and Ouray. The approximately 25-mile stretch of highway is particularly famous because of its stunning diversity in landscapes. The road takes you through forests, meadows and mountains, offering a glimpse at the best The Centennial State has to offer.

    Skyline Drive - Virginia
    The Virginia countryside is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque regions in the country, and that is certainly on display during the spring months. Skyline Drive takes you through Shenandoah National Park and along a 105-mile route that brings you through some of the most beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains you're likely to find. According to MSN, late March is a great time to go because you'll be sure to see vibrantly colored wildflowers blanketing the side of the road, which offers a unique element that's nearly impossible to replicate.

    Yosemite National Park - California
    As one of the most famed national parks in the country, Yosemite will be sure to impress any time you go there, and during spring is no exception. There are many highlights along this 180-mile drive, experts say, but it's hard to top the moment when you arrive at Tioga Pass. The highest stretch of road in the Golden State, this segment brings you through the heart of the Sierra Nevada and offers some stunning views of the ground below. Not only that, but you can also make your way through a 12-mile stretch of the drive that brings you through Yosemite Falls, which is widely regarded as one of the country's greatest national treasures.

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