BnB Road Trip Getaways Along America’s Favorite Byways

June 20, 2013 | By More
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Ah, summer… There’s something about the bright sunshine and warm weather that makes you want to pack up your car and head out onto the open road.
If you need another reason, the classic road trip comedy, Vacation, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. So, you may want to take a cue from the Griswolds and plan one of your own!

While the idea of spending countless hours in a car might strike fear in your heart, it’s an adventurous way to get up close and personal with the wondrous, natural beauty of North America. When you’re ready to veer off-road to recharge and refresh your batteries, make a pit stop at one of the many B&Bs near these famous byways before mapping out your next excursion:

Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, Oregon

Have you ever wanted to see two rivers collide? Along Oregon’s famous byway that stretches 172 miles in its southern region, you can observe the Little River and the North Umpqua River meet head on. Also known as the “highway of waterfalls,” this byway features a rabbit ear-shaped Cascade Mountain peak created by a volcano 7 million years ago.

Rogue River Byway

Inns located nearby:

The Winchester Inn (www.BnBFinder.com/WinchesterInn), Ashland, OR

Abigail’s Bed & Breakfast Inn (www.BnBFinder.com/AbigailsInn), Ashland, OR

Vertical Horizons Treehouse Paradise (www.BnBFinder.com/VerticalHorizons), Cave Junction, OR

Ashland’s Black Swan Inn (www.BnBFinder.com/AshlandsBlackSwan), Ashland, OR

Pacific Coast Highway, California

California dreamin’? Then roll the top down and spend a day cruising along this famous byway admiring the extraordinary beauty of The Golden State’s coastline. You’ll encounter glaciers, sand dunes and the famous redwoods as it winds through small towns and bustling cities, all while offering breathtaking ocean views.

Pacific Coast Highway

Inns located nearby:

Happy Landing Inn (www.BnBFinder.com/HappyLanding), Carmel, CA

Jabberwock Inn (www.BnBFinder.com/Jabberwock), Monterey, CA

Old Thyme Inn (www.BnBFinder.com/OldThymeInn), Half Moon Bay, CA

Victorian Mansion (www.BnBFinder.com/VictorianMansion), Los Alamos, CA

Delaware Water Gap, Maryland

Surrounded by Mt. Minsi in Pennsylvania and Mt. Tammany in New Jersey, the Delaware Water Gap and its 40-mile river valley can be found by driving along Interstate 80 or Route 611. It’s one of the most spectacular sights in the U.S. and an ideal vacation destination in the summer. Millions of years of erosion, uplift and glacial activity helped form this beautiful sight, with its picturesque waterfalls, valleys, and hills.

Delaware Water Gap

Inns located nearby:

Harrington House (www.BnBFinder.com/HarringtonHousePA), Milford, PA

Lafayette Inn (www.BnBFinder.com/LafayetteInn), Easton, PA

Whistling Swan Inn (www.BnBFinder.com/WhistlingSwan), Stanhope, NJ

French Manor (www.BnBFinder.com/FrenchManor), South Sterling, PA

Haines Highway, Canada to Alaska

If you live in the continental U.S., this byway might be a bit out of reach. But as one of North America’s most impressive drives, it’s worth the effort to make the trip. Haines Highway connects two Canadian provinces—Yukon and British Colombia—with Haines, Alaska. Prepare your camera for the stunning glaciers, majestic mountain peaks, and possible bald eagle sightings thanks to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve located along the byway.

Haines Highway

Inns located nearby:

Alaska Ocean View Bed & Breakfast Inn (www.BnBFinder.com/AlaskaOceanView), Sitka, AK

Pearson’s Pond Luxury Inn & Adventure Spa (www.BnBFinder.com/PearsonsPond), Juneau, AK

So load up your car, put it in “drive” and explore the open road and North America’s spectacular sights this summer. You never know where a full tank, a map and an adventurous spirit will take you!

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About The Author: 
Rich Rodriguez is the Director of PR & Marketing for BnBFinder.com, one of the world’s most comprehensive B&B directories. You can read more about B&Bs and travel at the BnBFinder blog. Follow along on Twitter at @BnBFinder, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.
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Photo Credits:  #1 Flickr cc – LReed, #2,3,4 Wickimedia Commons

 

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