Did you know that Route 66 was one of the United State’s first continuous stretches of paved highway? The “Mother Road”, as it’s endearingly called, served as a major path for those who migrated west after it was established on November 11, 1926. The 2,448 miles stretches all the way from Chicago to Los Angeles.
Over time the route was formalized as a Federal Highway numbered as “U.S. 66”. The legendary highway was known far and wide for its variety of “mom and pop” motels, neon lights, drive-ins, quirky roadside attractions, flat tires, cars with no air conditioning, dangerous curves, steep hills, and narrow lanes. Today, however, LiTRV offers a luxury experience throughout every stop on the famous highway. Enjoy a snap back in time by visiting old family vacation spots or Americana history.
LiTRV allows groups and families to explore in the comfort of a luxurious motorcoach. It’s the perfect solution to a cross country roadtrip. Below is a list of the different states to hit throughout the trip, and attractions to enjoy:
- Illinois: Get ready to kick off the trip with a stop at Chicago’s Millennium Park and the Historic Route 66 Begin Sign.
- Missouri: Pass through the Gateway to the West in St. Louis. Tour the 19th-century Anheuser-Busch brewery.
- Oklahoma: Tap into Tulsa’s amazing barbecue scene at Burn Co, a popular spot that grills and smokes its meat in Tulsa-made charcoal ovens, or keep it simple with a patty melt and ice cream float at Rock Cafe, 50 miles to the west.
- Texas: In Amarillo, stroll the city’s antique-shop-filled Route 66 Historic District and kick back at down-home burger joint Coyote Bluff Cafe.
- New Mexico: Opened the same year (1939) that “The Wizard of Oz” came out, Blue Swallow Motel is everything Americana lovers could want in a place to stay. Expect attached garages next to each room, Frank Sinatra crooning through outdoor speakers, and arguably the best neon sign outside of Vegas.
- Arizona: Explore the stunning red mesas and eerie moonscape of the Petrified Forest National Park. The Rainbow Forest Museum is a starting point for hiking trails to the famous petrified logs.
- California: Finally, the trip comes to an end at the Santa Monica Pier — the all-American boardwalk; a parade of pedestrians, partiers, and performers; and the official end of Route 66.
LiTRV is the best solution for luxury road trip travel across the United States, including on Route 66, in style and comfort. Contact our team to book your itinerary today: litrv.com.