New York City and Los Angeles may hog the spotlight, but it’s what lies in between these behemoth cities that is the stuff of legend: cowboy country. Red rocks. Mighty canyons and rivers and endless expanses of plains that roll to the mountains, always ending at the sea. Every season is happening somewhere; every culture is present somewhere. You just have to find it.

With 50 different states (and even more territories), an experience in one corner of the country could be completely unlike the next. One minute you’re cruising California’s Pacific Coast Highway, the next you’re eating jambalaya in the streets of New Orleans. With four wheels, the US sprawls out ahead of you. Pack your bags — Matador’s got you covered, below.