As you make your way from San Francisco to Los Angeles, the road hugs the shores of the Pacific, passing through Big Sur, Malibu and Santa Barbara along the way.
From towering Haystack Rock to the sandy dunes outside of Florence, you'll see fishing villages, sea caves, rocky islets and miles of deserted beaches on this drive.
This island-hopping highway stretches over 100 miles from Miami to Key West, with the most famous segment, Seven Mile Bridge, connecting Knight's Key and Little Duck Key.
The most heart-stopping portion of this road runs 38 miles from Pauwela to Hana, crossing 54 one-lane bridges and winding along some 600 curves.
From Traverse City, scenic highway M-37 stretches for 18 miles along Michigan's Old Mission Peninsula. Find a place to pull over to watch the sun set over the bay.
This road loops for 185 miles through the Cape Breton Highlands, with stops along the way for hiking, whale watching and grabbing a meal at one of the small roadside towns.
To see the beautiful shores of Cape Cod, follow this 62-mile stretch of Massachusetts Route 6A to U.S. Highway 6.
Beginning at the Hulls Cove Visitors Center, this road will take you past the mountains, lakes and rocky shores of Acadia National Park.
Head south from Annapolis toward Virginia Beach, and you'll enjoy over 200 miles of road stretching along the Chesapeake Bay.
The view is all dunes and beaches along the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway. Be sure to do some birdwatching — migrating waterfowl are known to stop here.