These 12 Fan-Favorite Scenic Byways Are Some of the Best Road Trips in the US
Amazing sights and pretty views — when traveling on a road trip, sure, there are plenty of stops and attractions to get to. But one of the best parts of a road trip is enjoying the journey and all the scenery along the way. When it comes to popular road trip routes, Route 66 and PCH are, for many people, the top picks for a multi-state road trip, according to our survey of tens of thousands of people in the United States.
And then there are scenic byways — roads that have the promise of good views built right into the name. At the most basic, scenic byways are transportation corridors that are particularly important when it comes to national interest. The US Department of Transportation describes scenic byways as “adventures where no two experiences are the same.”
Branded Research, a company that assists with polls and research, conducted a poll with Matador Network that surveyed 27,050 people in the US to find the best scenic byway road trip.
Here are the top scenic byway road trips, ranked by the percentage of people who voted it as their favorite route.