There is something in the spring air that alleviates the mood encouraging us to go on a long refreshing drive. Sometimes all you need is a relaxing spring drive to rejuvenate yourself back to normal. The breeze, the views and the fragrance, everything seems to blend together perfectly to give you a complete sense of satisfaction. Read on to find out some of the most incredible and amazing spring drives of America which you should definitely try with your family or friends.
Columbia River Highway in Oregon
The length of this beautiful and scenic stretch is 70 miles. These miles encapsulate some of the most amazing sites which must be explored. The description may not be able to justify the beauty of the views which every twist and turn in this stretch gives the travelers. Some very special points of interest along this stretch are Multnomah Falls, Bonneville Lock and dam and Columbia River highway state trail.
Louisiana Great river road
Stretching 100 miles, this amazing route from Baton Rouge to New Orleans is a ride of pure joy. Passing some of the most historic towns, this road is the best option to enjoy the view along the Mississippi River. Visiting the New Orleans, one of the America’s oldest historical cities would be the trip of your lifetime along the Louisiana great river road.
Big Sur, Avila Beach to Monterey in California
These twists and turns stretching 154 miles of scenic beauty cater for a great journey. Perhaps it would be a waste of a convertible if not driven top down. It is here that you will realize the joy of a driving. However, the stunning views make it difficult to keep your eyes on the road. This stretch running along the pacific is the most beautiful near the Big Sur and remember to spend a night at Avila Lighthouse Suites. Also make a stop at the Hearst Castle and if you are a hiking fan then remember to stop by Julia Pfeiffer Burns State park.
Miami – Key West in Florida.
If you are looking for a jazzy and long journey with some special stops then try this stretch of 300 miles from Miami to Key West. There are some casual and beautiful points where you can make a stop and spend the night in a place like Ocean House in Islamorada. You can grab some exquisite food here and spend some good relaxing time. Hitting the road the next morning will lead you to Bahia Honda State Park which is one of the best snorkelling destinations in the Keys.
Cherokee Foothills, South Carolina, Length – 120 miles
Running along the heavily forested Blue Ridge Mountains, Cherokee Foothills Byway is a scenic adventure. This Byway passes through several rivers and streams. It also passes through about 50 exotic waterfalls. For hiking lovers, the stretch also offers a trail where hikers can fulfil their adventurous needs. This is one of the most sought after routes for lovely spring drives.