Journeys

5 Epic US Road Trips this Summer

The expanse of the United States offers every driving sensation imaginable, but some journeys elevate themselves above others. When getting behind the wheel for a US road trip, the journey becomes the destination and there’s no better country to explore during the warm summer months. ROLZO driving journeys provide the opportunity for travellers to drive the world’s finest cars in the world’s most dramatic locations. Each itinerary captures a unique voyage and set the drivers on a journey of discovery along the most scenic routes, visiting remote destinations and gracing various asphalt driveways.

Pacific Coast Highway | San Francisco to Los Angeles | Length: 460 miles

Yes, it’s popular, but the lure of the sun-kissed Pacific Coast Highway drive down from San Francisco to Los Angeles is undeniable. Cruising by scenes of soaring mountains, towering trees, golden beaches and endless sky, this route also allows a window into California’s unique character. Surfing villages, elephant seal watching, farm-fresh foods and local wine are all part of the journey before it ends amid the glamour of LA. Check-in at charming coastal towns like Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea before passing through the dreamy redwood forests of Big Sur. For some of California’s most unforgettable scenes along this route, stop off for a night or two at the award-winning Post Ranch Inn. Perched high on a 1200ft coastal ridge, the ocean and mountain vistas at this luxury eco-resort are unmatched. The stylish Hotel Californian in vibrant Santa Barbara is a classy way to see out your journey. 

I-15 | Las Vegas to Salt Lake City | Length: 420 miles

Offering the maximum contrast between man and nature, this journey begins amid the glowing neon lights of Las Vegas and takes you out to stark grandeur of Arizona’s deserts and Utah’s ethereal rock formations. Heading out from the bright lights of Vegas, this drive quickly reveals an epic landscape that’s dotted by some of the most iconic sights in America along the way. The Hoover Dam, Great Salt Lake and Utah’s otherworldly Zion National Park can all be made part of this journey north so it’s worth spending a few days, if not a week, to take in the experience. Start your trip off in style at the stunning Wynn Las Vegas, before heading out to one of the world’s most secluded resorts. Amangiri’s luxury suites and tented pool pavilions just east of Zion National Park are in a setting like no other. 

Blue Ridge Parkway | Afton, Virginia, to Cherokee, South Carolina | Length: 469 miles

A total change in atmosphere from Utah’s sparse red rocks, the lush green valleys of the Blue Ridge Mountains are filled with twisting roads and stunning viewpoints that sparkle in the summer sun. Winding its way through the Appalachian Mountains to the Great Smoky Mountains, your drive takes in cascading waterfalls, preserved historic sites and charming small towns along the way. The most unique moments, however, are witnessing the heavy mist blanketing the rolling landscape at dusk and dawn. Make sure to seek out iconic viewpoints such as Cahas Knob Overlook and Mill Mountain Overlook. Welcoming guests for over a century, the Omni Grove Park Inn in pretty Asheville is an opulent way to start your journey into this picturesque landscape. Further north in Virginia, the spas of the Omni Homestead Resort are a perfect way to relax after a long drive.

Historic New England, Cape Cod | Boston to Provincetown | Length: 115 miles

Witness New England in full summer bloom by getting behind the wheel and driving down from vibrant Boston into Cape Cod’s quaint collection of bayside villages and towns. Stop off at historic Plymouth on the way, before turning onto the Cape Cod peninsula via the picturesque Massachusetts Route 6A. Also known as the Old King’s Highway, this 62-mile drive strings together one charming village after another. From the old-world cafes and shops of Sandwich up to the pretty beaches of Cape Cod National Seashore, it’s a perfect drive for a bright summer day. Finish your journey at the tip of the Cape in colourful Provincetown.   Located on Pleasant Bay, the Wequassett Resort offers a beautiful coastal escape if you want to break up your trip into a few days. And if you’d like to explore the cobblestone streets and neighbourhoods of Boston, there’s no better place than the magnificent Four Seasons Hotel Boston.

National Parks Tour | Jackson Hole to Glacier National Park | Length: 558 Miles

Not only is summer the best time of year to drive through the big sky country of Wyoming and Montana, it’s also home to some of the USA’s most glorious and unspoilt scenery. Leaving Jackson Hole on route 390, head towards the snow-capped peaks of Grand Teton National Park before turning north into the stunning wilderness of Yellowstone National Park. Continue this scenic drive north into Montana’s Glacier National Park and take the famous Going-to-the-Sun-Road. With its highest point at 6,646 feet, this epic final drive will take you past towering mountains, alpine lakes, iconic wildlife and vast glaciers. If you want to spend a few days exploring Grand Teton National Park, then the Four Seasons at Teton Village is an elegant base camp. Further north, stop off at the stunning Ranch at Rock Creek on your way to Glacier National Park.

Whether it’s cruising down the Californian coast or driving through the majestic mountains of Utah, a summer of American adventure awaits with ROLZO.

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