Pelican Flyer | May 20, 2020
The United States boasts an incredible 4 million miles of public roads and the biggest total road network in the world, so it’s not hard to see why the road trip is such a cherished American tradition. There is so much to discover along those 4 million miles, from the breathtaking sea-cliff views of the Pacific coast to the tree-lined mountains of North Carolina. The best way to see everything, of course, is by car. So pack your camera backpack and load up the snacks, because we’re going for a drive!
Bonus: Detour off the 1 at Monterey to experience 17-Mile Drive, a striking sea-view road that cuts through Pebble Beach Golf Course. Look out for the storied Lone Cypress. Note that 17-Mile Drive is private and the entry fee is $10.50 per vehicle.
Bonus: Love steep, mountainous roads? You can’t miss Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park! This National Park roadway features 11 miles of road above treeline with an elevation of 11,500 feet and many awe-inspiring views.
The all-American road trip. It’s a rite of passage and a tradition as beloved as apple pie. It’s not a bad way to see the country, either. And these popular scenic drives aren’t the only ones to add to your list, either. Each state has its own unique natural splendor best seen by car, you just have to keep your eyes open and go exploring. Pelican can help you capture your road trip memories, so be sure to bring a photography backpack to keep your expensive camera gear safe as you cruise!