For the sheer charm, plus the common sense of it all, streetcars are a draw and a convenience for those exploring some of Americans downtowns. When you drive the nation, you have a half dozen original first-generation streetcar systems you can ride when you get there, and to get you to the various sites that you will not want to miss in these attractive cities.
A visit to the beautiful Roan Highlands of North Carolina and Tennessee takes the visitor to some of the most lovely mountain settings east of the Mississippi River, including the longest stretch of grassy bald in the Appalachian Mountains. Your visit can be accomplished by setting out either from Asheville, North Carolina, and heading north, or from Boone, North Carolina, and heading south. We are suggesting the route from Asheville to Boone, but you could just as easily travel in the opposite direction.
Colorado State Highway 12 is known as The Highway of Legends. The road starts at its junction with U.S. Highway 160, not far from Fort Garland, Colorado, and winds down to Trinidad, on the Old Santa Fe Trail. The total trip is just over 80 miles, and if you were in a hurry, you could drive it in about two hours. Please slow down and savor the scenery and history instead. You will find wonders around every bend.