For travelers with culinary skills or appreciation for food and drinks, planning a foodie road trip could be the perfect vacation! There’s no better way to experience the U.S. than by taste-testing your way across the country. Drive The Nation provides helpful articles about awarding winning restaurants in the USA, from fine dining to cheap local eats, your mouth will be watering throughout your entire journey.
Forget eating at chain restaurants – the next time you take a road trip, plan to stop along the way at authentic local restaurants that will help you truly experience the region. Or, why not plan an entire vacation around food you want to eat? Take a culinary tour of the South, head to an inspiring foodie destination like San Francisco, or visit all the best places in the country to try a certain food, like hot dogs or pie! Browse the articles below for reviews of some of the most incredible and flavorful restaurants in America.
While it’s widely known as a summer vacation destination, Cape May has more going for it than beaches and boats. Most noteworthy, there’s art, history, and culture aplenty. Here are the sights to see and things to do if you only have a few days in this unique seaside town.
Since its inception in 1967, the Festival of the Arts has served as the harbinger of spring for residents of Oklahoma City. For fifty years, the Arts Council of Oklahoma City has sponsored a six-day, family-friendly celebration of the arts that ranges from food to music to fine art. Did we mention admission is completely free?
Fort Collins may not be as well-known as Denver and Boulder, but it’s a haven for cycling enthusiasts and craft beer aficionados … not to mention, just a wonderful place to visit. Don’t miss these spots when you stop by.
You’ve already taken the kids for pictures with Santa and you’ve decked the halls with lights. Now, it’s time to check out (or make) a holiday favorite tradition—gingerbread houses.
Aaaaaah, food trucks. Who doesn’t love ’em? The variety of cuisine on top of that special “food truck” flavor is the thing that makes foodies fall in love. You see them parked on the side of the street and if you’re really into it, you may have even attended a food truck festival in your city. Although the food truck craze has been a thing for a few years now, there are some cities that take in the culture a bit more than others. Check below to see if your city is one of the best food truck cities in America.
The humble pancake, which when well-made is not humble at all, has an even classier cousin, called the crêpe. Thin and delectable, with origins in the Brittany region of France, crêpes are so versatile, they can accommodate plain or fancy filings. For some of the coolest and cleverest crêpes around, try these destination-dining locations.
Coffee comes to us from Ethiopia, by way of the Ottoman Empire, to Italy, and then the world. Can’t get enough coffee? Then you will love this self guided coffee tour of Seattle, where coffee has become part of the city’s cultural identity. There are any number of great coffee bars to visit. Here is a roughly north to south sweep of the city and environs. Just one word of caution: caffeine can sneak up on you, so it is wise to limit your intake of the real deal.
One expert told me that up to 400 milligrams of caffeine a day appears to be the safe amount for most healthy adults under age 55. That’s roughly the amount of caffeine in four cups of brewed coffee (apparently there is something brewing with people over 55, who don’t have the same limitations). So, armed with this information, I am going to suggest you may want to pick and choose, or to break this up into a several different days’ tour.
One of the best ways to experience a new place is through food. Flavors and cooking styles vary widely across the U.S., so it can be helpful to try lots of new and different foods wherever you travel. Drive the Nation loves to feature local restaurants serving fresh foods that are locally or regionally based.
Share your favorite U.S. restaurants, favorite foodie cities, and foodie road trip stories with us using #drivethenation on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter! We’d love to hear from you, or even feature your ideas on our website. When it comes to travel, dining is one of the most significant and unforgettable parts of your vacation.