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5 Awesome & Affordable American Drives

Every corner of the U.S.—including yours!—offers a bold, beautiful road trip that rolls out an unforgettable vacation at a reasonable price.

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  • Big Sur along California Highway 1.

    Ultimate California Road Trip

    From the Monterey Bay down to Hearst Castle, California's central coast has been enchanting visitors for decades. Warning: you may never go home again.

  • The Mittens, Monument Valley

    25 Incredible Road Trips BT Readers Love

    From beautiful, relaxing drives down the scenic Pacific Coast Highway to epic cross country adventures, our Budget Travel audience shares their all-time favorite road trips.

  • Nasville skyline

    25 Most Beautiful Cities in America

    Sure, the U.S. is home to spacious skies and shining seas, but it also boasts some of the world's most gorgeous cities. From New England to the Hawaiian Islands, we celebrate the stylish, vibrant, and always surprising metropolises that are the most beautiful in America!

  • National Mall in Washington D.C.

    12 Great Memorial Day Getaways

    From Palm Springs to D.C., we've rounded up 12 convenient Memorial Day escapes from coast to coast to ensure that you spend more time enjoying your blues festival (or pool party) than you do deciding where to go.

  • Photos: Great Memorial Day Getaways

    From Palm Springs to D.C., we've rounded up 12 convenient Memorial Day escapes from coast to coast to ensure that you spend more time enjoying your blues festival (or pool party) than you do deciding where to go.

  • Mount Rushmore

    Road Trip: South Dakota's Badlands and Black Hills

    Drive along gorgeous rolling prairies, twisting mountain roads, and past iconic American monuments like Mount Rushmore in this spectacular corner of South Dakota.

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  • Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, Big Bend National Park, Texas

    A Road Trip Through Big Bend National Park

    Take a beautiful drive through one of America's true hidden gems: Big Bend National Park, winding along the Rio Grande in West Texas.

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  • McWay Falls, Big Sur, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

    PHOTOS: Driving California's Big Sur Coast

    From the Monterey Bay down to Hearst Castle, California's central coast has been enchanting visitors for decades. Warning: you may never go home again.

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