When you’re travelling, driving offers a chance to slow down and let everything you’ve experienced up to that point sink in. And then there are the drives that you travel specifically for – drives that reveal incredible natural phenomena, a palpable sense of history or just beautiful scenery. Whatever your reason for hitting the road, one (or more) of the routes we feature below should fit the bill. From cliffside coastal roads to drives through quiet deserts, around glacial lakes and past legend-inspiring geological features, here are seven drives to add to your bucket list now.
Pacific Coast Highway, California
Although a section of this coastal road was buried by a massive landslide last spring, things should get back to normal once the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge reopens in October, allowing car traffic into Big Sur to resume.