5 Most Popular U.S. Road Trips: What You Need to Know | Gabi

by Jessie Jordan,  Jun 26 2021
Updated at Nov 1, 2021|2 min read

Road trips are one of the most popular ways to travel. It’s relatively cheap, convenient, and you have the flexibility to decide on your schedule when you travel by car. Also, you can admire scenic views and visit places that can’t be reached with other means of transportation. But before you hit the road, make sure you have sufficient insurance coverage to protect yourself while on the road.

What are the most popular routes for road trips in the USA? Let’s find out!

1. Route 66 Road Trip

Paved in 1926, Route 66 is one of the most popular routes in the USA known all over the world. The official beginning of this route starts in Chicago, IL, and ends in Santa Monica, CA, leading through a wide variety of breathtaking surroundings such as the Grand Canyon and measuring 2,451 miles.

2. Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip

This coastal highway, surrounded by scenic beaches, dense forests and massive sea cliffs, is the longest state route in California (measuring over 650 miles). By taking this route, you can visit Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, San Diego, Olympic National Park (Washington), and many more.

3. The Oregon Trail Road Trip

Measuring over 3,300 miles (not including possible detours), The Oregon Trail leads you to amazing spots such as Niagara Falls, Boston, Chicago, Yellowstone National Park, or the historic Mohawk Trail.

4. The Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip

Crossing the Appalachian Mountains, the Blue Ridge Parkway provides an insight into rare habitats, wildlife, and nature’s exceptional sceneries. Along the parkway, you will find some of the oldest mountains in the world, like Rocky Knob and Mabry Hill, New River (the oldest river in North America), and Mount Mitchell which is the highest mountain peak in the eastern part of the US.

5. The Great Northern Road Trip

The Great Northern begins in Seattle and leads all the way through the Atlantic Ocean at Bar Harbor (Acadia National Park). The most impressive sights along the US-2 include Glacier National Park in Montana, Seattle, Acadia National Park, and Jefferson in New Hampshire with Santa’s Village.

What you need to know before going on a road trip?

Once you find an interesting destination, you should prepare yourself and your car properly to avoid possible risks and expenses. Here’s what can be useful:

If you need any help with insurance before planning your trip, we will answer all of your questions. Go to and get the best quote within minutes.

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Written by
Jessie Jordan
Jessie is a Marketing Specialist at Gabi. As a licensed insurance agent, she has been helping Gabi customers buy and understand auto, home, renters, landlord, and umbrella insurance in a digestible way since she joined the Gabi team in 2020. Before joining Gabi she was a globally recognized Senior Account Executive for UPS- trusted with advising top brands on how to grow and streamline their business.
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Robbie Boddy
Robbie is the Vice President, Head of Sales & Customer Experience at Gabi. As a licensed insurance agent, he has more than 15 years of experience in the insurance industry, joining Gabi after working with Liberty Mutual as the Assistant Vice President and Site Leader, Direct Sales and Innovation. Robbie is a member of the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters society and has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Grand Canyon University.
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