Route 66 is one of the world’s most famous road trips and for good reason. 

This amazing 2500-mile journey will take you from the high-rise metropolis of Chicago, across the plains of the Mid-West, through the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona before reaching its end at the famous Santa Monica pier in California.

This contrasting scenery means you can experience everything from major cities to lakes and mountains, deserts, beaches and also the Grand Canyon all in one holiday!

Travelling Route 66 also takes you into the heartland of America where you will experience another side of this fascinating country.

You will encounter a variety of towns, from historic places such as Springfield, home to Abraham Lincoln before he became President to classic Route 66 towns full of memorabilia and classic Route 66 motels to rest in after a day on the road as well as a Spanish feel in places such as Albuquerque.

And not forgetting the bright lights of Las Vegas which are just a short detour away!

Then there’s the food.  As you travel across this vast country you will be welcomed into the numerous diners and eating establishments that can be found along the way.

There are Route 66 institutions to experience, including the Cozy Dog Drive-In in Springfield or maybe you can take on the challenge of a 72oz steak in the Big Texan in Amarillo.

In Chicago you will be in the birthplace of deep pan pizza and in Oklahoma City there are lots of quality restaurants to choose from in the Bricktown area.

As you travel along the Mother Road you will also come across numerous quirky roadside attractions, designed to get people’s attention and ultimately their custom as they pass through on their way to California.

There are lots to see and photograph as you travel along and to name just a few there is the world’s largest rocking chair, a giant spaceman, a giant whale and the famous Cadillac Ranch, a collection of partially buried cars sticking out of the desert!

Travelling along Route 66, whether by car, motorhome, train or as part of a tour will provide you with a unique and truly memorable holiday and at Just Journey we can turn your American dream into a reality.

For more details check out Just Journey’s Route 66 Fly Drive offer on their website justjourney.co.uk/package/route-66/ or contact them at contact@justjourney.co.uk or on 0115 7500 500. Alternatively, pop into their office in West Bridgford.