48. Drive Route 66

Drive Route 66

There’s nothing quite like an American road trip, and as the USA has more miles of paved road than any other country on earth (more than 2.5 million), a route is not easily settled upon.

However, the most iconic has to be Route 66, aka Mother Road, aka Will Rogers Highway.

Running for nearly 2,500 miles from Chicago, Il.

to Santa Monica, Ca., it passes through 9 states in total, stretching out amid some of the most glorious landscapes in the country.

Its iconic status is enhanced by the quirky stops all along the route.

Ride a Gondola at the Venetian in Las Vegas