There’s no better way to enjoy the warm temperatures, the time off work and need for a little adventure than with the top down on the open road. And if you’re in the mood for a classic American vacation, then you might as well travel along a classic American road.
Long before the Interstate Highway System connected every major city in the country – and minor too, for that matter – there was Route 66, the original highway. Established in 1928, it was the first road to link the 2,448 miles between Chicago and Los Angeles.
You may have heard that Route 66 deteriorated when the interstates arrived in the 1950s, leaving nothing but a dusty trail of schlock-filled tourist traps. That’s partly true. What you may not know is that, interstates aside, the current Route 66 has plenty to offer motorists who travel its path.