The romance of the historic Route 66 continues to captivate people around the world.
Starting in Chicago and ending in Los Angeles – stretching across 2,448 miles – this legendary road passes through the heart of the United States on a diagonal trip that features some of the country’s most archetypal roadside scenes.
From the cornfields of Illinois all the way to the golden sands and sunshine of Los Angeles, make your way through the marvelous cross section of American scenes, featuring the breathtaking Grand Canyon, the Midwest heartlands of Oklahoma and the Native American communities of the southwest.
Perhaps the most compelling reason to follow Route 66 is to experience the road’s ingrained timeline of contemporary America.
During the Great Depression, hundreds of thousands of farm families, displaced from the Dust Bowl, made their way along Route 66 to California – lovers of the classics will remember the iconic road as “the mother road,” coined by Steinbeck in The Grapes of Wrath.
While the road has historically transported scores of people from Point A to Point B, today the Main Street of America – as it is famously known – is the destination itself. So hop on the ride and experience a slice of history.