Sometimes it’s the getting there that’s the best part of the trip, especially when it comes to these 8 famous American Highways. Whether you’re headed down the Pacific Coast or traveling cross-country on the iconic Route 66, check out these historic highways for some of the country’s most spectacular scenery and historic landmarks.
8. Alligator Alley
If you’re looking for a more authentic Florida experience, jump on Alligator Alley, the historic highway that leads civilization to the Everglades. Baby boomers or film buffs will recognize the famous highway from a scene in Clambake, the 1967 musical featuring a crooning Elvis driving to the swamp in a red Corvette. Since then, the highway has been updated with a merging of I-75, a fast track to the swamp. From Sarasota, head west to reach the Everglades Skyway for an airboat tour and local delicacies like fried alligator and frog legs. On the way back, take Tamiami Trail, a scenic highway dating back to the 1920’s for the road less traveled.