Plan a road trip: Our 7 favorite U.S. driving vacations

From the mountains to the prairies, these car-only journeys are gorgeous, unique, and distinctly American.

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Whether you’’re driving a convertible, a sedan, or an SUV, affordable summer fun is on the open road. We’’ve rounded up seven of our favorite routes across the nation. These classics connect terrific destinations, and provide eye-popping scenery and family-friendly stops along the way.

So grab a map (or an app!), pack a cooler, and buckle up. Adventure—and great memories—are just up the road!