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PHOTOS: 5 Awesome & Affordable American Drives

Take a tour of five of our favorite American road trips—from the Florida Keys to the southwestern deserts, from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Great Lakes!

  1. Fall in Asheville, North Carolina.

    (Jesse Kunerth/Dreamstime)
  2. Looking down on the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina.

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  3. The skyline of Asheville, North Carolina.

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  4. Fall colors along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.

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  5. Sunset behind the historic Henry Flagler railroad bridge at Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys.

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  6. Key West, Florida.

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  7. View of Bahia Honda beach in the Florida Keys.

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  8. The amazing seven-mile Key West bridge.

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  9. An elevated view of Niagara Falls, Ontario.

    (Denis Pepin/Dreamstime)
  10. View of Niagara Falls from the famous Maid of the Mist boat.

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  11. Sodus Point Lighthouse, Sodus Point on Lake Ontario, New York State.

    (Wangkun Jia/Dreamstime)
  12. Colorful ships in Erie, Pennsylvania.

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  13. You can start your day on a beach in Los Angeles and end in Joshua Tree National Park.

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  14. Los Angeles makes a scenic starting point for a drive to Joshua Tree. Palm Springs is also a great place to begin your desert drive!

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  15. Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave Desert, California.

    (Sborisov/Dreamstime)
  16. Cholla Cactus Garden in Joshua Tree National Park.

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  17. The view from Dead Horse State Park, Utah.

    (Jeffrey Kreulen/Dreamstime)
  18. Sunrise through Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

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  19. Practicing yoga near Moab, Utah.

    (Steven Melanson/Dreamstime)
  20. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

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