3 of the Best Scenic Drives on the East Coast

3 of the Best Scenic Drives on the East Coast 

When you think scenic drives and road trips, places like California and Colorado probably come to mind. However, you don’t have to drive across the country to find some of the best views in America. The next time you’re planning a getaway, consider these scenic East Coast drives.

The Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is easily the most popular of all East Coast scenic drives and one of the most popular attractions in the nation. Every year, it draws visitors from all over the United States, and for good reason. Stretches between from Virginia to North Carolina, the Blue Ridge Parkway starts in Shenandoah National Park and ends near Great Smoky Mountains National Park. From start to finish, the Blue Ridge Parkway will steal your breath. You’ll find dozens of pullovers, perfect for pictures, and you’ll drive through multiple tunnels and along winding mountain roads. It’s an amazing experience, to say the least.

The Overseas Highway on U.S. 1 in Florida

The Overseas Highway on U.S. 1 in Florida is a one-of-a-kid East Coast drive. The drive starts in Miami and ends in Key West. “Miami to Key West? Over all of that water?” you might ask. Yes, you read that right. Like its name implies, the Overseas Highway on U.S. 1 covers 113 miles of ocean water and featuring 42 bridges along the way. Once you reach the end of the highway in Key West, treat yourself to some authentic Key Lime Pie or a drink and hit the beach. 

U.S. 17 from Charleston to Savannah

If you like a side of history with your drive, then you can’t beat driving U.S. 17 from Charleston to Savannah. Both cities are steeped in culture and American history, offering you a glimpse into our nation’s past while also presenting with beautiful Southern coastal views. The drive isn’t very long, but the marshes, vast array of coastal birds, Spanish Moss and beautiful architecture in both cities make the drive absolutely worth it. Plus, both cities have excellent food and drinks!