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.
If you’re an ambitious food lover, visiting Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival, should definitely be on your Foodie Bucket List. This is my second year attending the popular event and this year far surpassed lasts. Of course, I think a lot of that has to do with the nifty Food & Wine Discovery Passport.
Back in May, my family decided we were going to take a road trip to Orlando. We decided not to make it just a mad rush to arrive, but to try to hit fun places on the way down and back along with some Diners, Drive-in and Dives featured restaurants. The first thing I did was create a Pinterest board for my trip with places we may like to see along the way. I tried to remember to place addresses in the pin description in case I hit areas without the internet. However, the hardest part is to plan what time you’ll be in what city. Therefore, making it hard to plan for which restaurant you’ll want to hit.
I recently had the pleasure of my in-laws visiting us for an entire week. Being that it was their first time coming to visit us in Miami, I came up with an itinerary to keep them busy and show them the very best that South Florida had to offer.
The very first thing on my list was a visit down to Key West! How could I not take my desert-dwelling in-laws to the most tropical destination in all of the United States?!
While I’ve spent many a relaxing vacations on the white sandy beaches of Key West, pina colada in hand, my in-laws aren’t what you would consider “drinkers,” so my game plan for their visit had to be a little different than it usually is when we make the trip down the 7 Mile Bridge.
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.
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