Special Report

America's Most Beautiful Seaside Road Trips

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Pacific Coast Highway
> Location: California

When you think of seaside driving trips, this one tops the list. Building for the iconic road began in the 1930s, and Pacific Coast Highway — or PCH — now covers about 600 miles of California coastal glory, running from Mendocino County to south of Los Angeles, a span highlighted by redwood trees, waterfalls, dramatic bluffs, and pristine beaches.

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Overseas Highway
> Location: Florida

As the name says, this roadway covers 113 miles of Florida, almost all of it surrounded on two sides by water, from up-all-night Miami down to the funky redoubt of Key West. Besides driving through the Keys, travelers can spot tiny coral and limestone islands enroute. Traveling over the Seven Mile Bridge between Knight’s Key and Little Duck Key will make you feel like you’re flying.

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Golden Isles
> Location: Georgia

The 100-mile drive in Georgia takes you through the state’s four barrier islands and across marshland with trees garlanded with Spanish moss.

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Seward Highway
> Location: Alaska

This 127-mile long road is named after the man who championed the purchase of the territory by the United States in 1867. The highway stretches from Seward to Anchorage, taking you through the expanse of the Kenai Peninsula and past the base of the Chugach Mountains and the shore of Turnagain Arm. Beluga whales, Dall sheep, and eagles are common sights.

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Route 6A
> Location: Massachusetts

One of America’s most scenic routes, skirting the Atlantic Ocean between Cape Cod and Provincetown, is also one of the country’s oldest. Also known as Old King’s Highway and originally a Native American trail, the road takes you past old stone walls, cemeteries, and antique shops.

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