There are few things that feel more Americana than taking a long cross country road trip. And while most people look to take the fastest route, or occasionally will hit up a few miles along Route 66, you can go virtually from coast to coast on scenic Route 6.
Reaching almost 3,200 miles, from the tip of Cape Cod at Provincetown, Massachusetts, and ending in Bishop, California, it runs through no less than fourteen states. If you want to get a real taste of all the best the country has to offer, then you can’t go wrong hopping on Route 6.
From Nebraska to Utah, Route 6 gives you a taste of all of the wonders of the Centennial State. Begin in the Northeastern corner of Colorado, as Route 6 follows the South Platte River. A cluster of silos at the Grainland Co-Op marks the spot as you pass from Nebraska into Colorado.
Route 6 winds through much of the northern portion of Ohio, and a drive from its start to its end in the state will take you past a wide variety of attractions and scenery. Here are just a handful of the sights you’ll see along the way.
Those in the know are aware that the second longest road in the USA is Route 6. It stretches from Massachusetts to California and is also known as the Grand Army of the Republic Highway, in honor of Union Civil War veterans.
The Pennsylvania segment of Route 6 passes through eleven northern PA counties. It covers 403 miles, and offers a scenic and historic experience that drivers will love. Most of the route is two lane, and invites slowing down and exploring. From east to west, here are some highlights not to be missed!
Some of the best historic attractions to visit in the U.S. are actually former residences. There is so much you can learn about an era or a famous historical figure by exploring the way they lived daily life. From modest abodes to expansive mansions, we love old homes! Learn about our favorite historic homes that you can visit and let us know which ones you love!
Maryland’s Fort McHenry is rich in history, with a major claim to fame. The Star-Spangled Banner was actually inspired by the fort. During the Battle of Baltimore in 1814 (part of the War of 1812), our troops valiantly defended it, and Francis Scott Key penned the ode to this great country that we still sing so proudly today. Beyond its musical connection, there’s a lot to love — and learn about — at this prominent landmark, which was named for Secretary of War James McHenry. You certainly don’t need to be a history buff to appreciate everything that the fort has to offer.
I first ventured to Annapolis, MD, with my travel lacrosse team in high school. Since that time, I’ve been fortunate to return to the Chesapeake Bay area on several occasions. The nature of my visits often differ, but one thing remains the same: I never want to leave. Whether you’re planning your first visit or returning for the 101st time, there is so much to see, do and explore in Annapolis. Below we have compiled our Quick Guide to Annapolis to help you plan your trip.