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Food & Drink

Foodie Road Trips

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.

Gourmet Popsicle Shops
9 months ago

Gourmet Popsicle Shops

Ice cream is a classic, but sometimes, you just need the cool refreshment that only a frosty popsicle can provide. Take a look at some of the best boutique shops …
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Summer Snack Ideas
10 months ago

Summer Snack Ideas

Warmer weather is approaching and summer is right around the corner! With kids home from school, it’s inevitable that tummies will start growling. When hunger approaches, we suggest trying one of these easy, healthy and family-friendly summer snack ideas! Read More

Malibu Wine Safari Adventure
10 months ago

Malibu Wine Safari Adventure

I used to think that you could only find California vineyards in the northern part of the state – such as Napa Valley and Sonoma. For those who aren’t originally from California, most would never assume there’d be a vineyard in Malibu. When we think if Malibu, the first things that come to mind are beach side mansions, but not vineyards. We can guarantee the very last thing, besides a vineyard, that anyone would expect to be in Malibu is a safari with animals such as a giraffe, bison and zebras – among many others! Well, let us enlighten you – there is a a vineyard AND a safari. That’s not the best part though. The best is that they both come as a packaged deal! A 2-for-1 –  The Malibu Wine Safari!

Malibu Vineyard

Photo by Dana Damato

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The Foodie Guide to Baltimore
11 months ago

The Foodie Guide to Baltimore

There is a small but growing group of people who travel the country with one very special thing in mind that they want to experience. No, it’s not theme parks, or National Parks, or music festivals, it’s food.

Foodies, as they have dubbed themselves, are people who have a refined and sophisticated love of food. They travel not only the country, but the world, looking for incredible dining experiences that will last with them for a lifetime.

Baltimore is one place that has been growing in esteem among foodies the last few years and with good reason. The city has a young vibrant core combined with great classic dishes that is the perfect recipe for any aspiring foodie to enjoy.

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Where to get the Best Soft Pretzels
11 months ago

Where to get the Best Soft Pretzels

Let’s be honest, there’s nothing as tasty as a fresh and warm pretzel sprinkled with salt or cinnamon, or any topping you prefer. It’s easy to grab a box of frozen pretzels at the grocery store, or even treat yourself to one when shopping at the mall (you know there is always a pretzel place there!) When you’re on the hunt for a gourmet type pretzel, there are a few spots in America that specialize in pretzels alone. Check it out! Read More

South Carolina BBQ Trail
12 months ago

South Carolina BBQ Trail

South Carolina is famous for barbecue; so famous that a select group of barbecue restaurants in South Carolina are dubbed 100-Mile Barbecue Restaurants; in other words, people would drive 100 miles, just to enjoy their barbecue. Among the best of the best, here are some to enjoy as you drive particular routes in the state of North Carolina. Hint, double check when these are open, since some have limited hours. Read More

Camping Cuisine: Tasty Campfire Foods
12 months ago

Camping Cuisine: Tasty Campfire Foods

 

Spring is officially here!

While half of the country is already enjoying sunny days, and the other half of the country is happy to be digging out from the …
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All About NYC’s Over-The-Top Milkshakes
1 year ago

All About NYC’s Over-The-Top Milkshakes

We’re still not sure why there isn’t a catchy rhyme for milkshakes. We “scream” for “ice cream,” so maybe we can “quake” for “milkshakes”? The sippable sibling of everyone’s favorite frozen treat is definitely making a big name for itself on the NYC streets, and we have the scoop on some of the best over-the-top options that’ll bring all of the boys to your yard (if you’re lucky enough to have one in such a crowded city). Read More

Have You Ever Been on a Foodie Road Trip?

foodie road trip

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.