Starting in March, the foliage across the country begins to come alive. As we move further into the spring, the weather starts to get warmer and the days get longer, creating for a perfect opportunity to take a spring road trip. Here are five places across the country from MSN weather that have stunning views throughout the year, but are especially perfect for a long spring drive.
The Million Dollar Highway, Colorado
The Million Dollar Highway earned its name during the gold rush between Ouray and Silverton, two Victorian towns. Be forewarned: if you’re afraid of heights and on the outer edge, don’t look down; but if you do, the view is breathtaking.
Texas Hill Bluebonnet Tour, Texas
If you love seeing flowers in bloom, look no further than the annual Texas Hill Bluebonnet Tour. Located in the heart of Texas, the drive itself can be done along the Johnson City Wildflower Loop.
Yosemite National Park Drive, California
This drive is stunning for most of the year, but especially in the spring. There is a 12-mile-long section of the Yosemite Valley that is filled with spectacular views of granite cliffs and waterfalls.
Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive, Virginia
Skyline Drive is known for its lush beauty and regularly tops the “best of” lists all year long. Unlike other drives, this national byway was almost built for sightseeing. You can travel only 35 mph, which gives you more time to gaze at the beautiful terrain of the Blue Ridge Mountains that surround Shenandoah National Park. Stop at one of the 75 overlooks to take in the surroundings.
Merritt Parkway, Connecticut
This historic Parkway, dubbed “Queen of the Parkways,” was built in the 1930s and is regarded as one of the most beautiful on the East Coast, landing it on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s known for its slinky curves, its 69 art deco bridges and beautiful forest surroundings.
Choose your favorite route and hit the road this spring!