These Are Your Best Dream Road Trip Ideas

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There are few things as freeing as going on a road trip. You load up your car with friends, family, food and luggage and just go. It’s the journey, not the destination and all that. Whether or not you’ve taken your dream road trip already, I want to hear about it.


Last week, we asked you what your dream road trip would look like. Patrick George, who wrote the post, wants to do New York to the West Coast in some kind of BMW. Probably an original 8 Series. You know, a car that may or may not make the whole journey. He likes to live dangerously.

Personally, I have no interest in going coast to coast. My ideal road trip would take up most of the daylight hours and pass through some amazing scenery. Probably in the American Southwest, because that’s my favorite part of the country. Stop at a nice, little local joint for lunch. Arrive back at a hotel or a town in time for dinner.

The car? Easy: A first-generation Dodge Viper. Yes, that dirty bastard.

But when I read through your responses, nearly all of them also sounded ideal. The cars, the locations, the routes—all of them were perfect. You guys have good taste.


Birthday Trip (Lukasz)

Bring a wrench!


Rotary (Jerry Harding)

Your destinations are excellent.


Taking the Europeans (Hayden Lorell)

Get in on that wagon action.


Bring Buddies (ikeetgraaggroente)

Your friends and your dad are real lucky.


Vette (heeltoehero)

I’ve heard those are great GT cars.


Motorcycle Tour (Miss Mercedes ♥✈ Smart & UJM Hoarder)

It’s not for me, but it does sound fun.


Worldwide Trip (zippitybippitybop)

It’s only impossible... for now.


Rockies (Sunday Driver)

Some of the best scenery in the continental U.S.


Lottery Winner (rb1971 AGQF+G550+E9+328GTS+R90S)

Yeah, I’d say this is a great way to spend the winnings.


Realistic and Unrealistic (Blackbeard Ben)

Why not both?


Dreams (Maximum 4C)

I think it’s still possible, you probably just can’t do all of it.


France (Nrstanley9)

“I rode to France.”


V8 (Yes I drive a 240... Sort of)

As long as it’s orange.


West Coast (Anthony McClinton)

Best coast.

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