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  • Writer's pictureSiobhan Reeser

Route 66 Revival: Classic Americana on the Mother Road

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Hey there, travel enthusiasts! Buckle up, because we're taking a nostalgic road trip down Route 66, also known as the "Mother Road." This iconic highway, stretching from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, is more than just a path on a map. It's a cultural touchstone, a symbol of American wanderlust, and the inspiration for countless road trip dreams.

While the original Route 66 was largely bypassed by the interstate highway system in the late 20th century, it's experiencing a revival in recent years. Towns along the route are embracing their Route 66 heritage, restoring classic diners, neon signs, and motels, bringing the spirit of the "Main Street of America" back to life.


Why should you consider a Route 66 revival adventure?

Here are just a few reasons:

  • Step back in time: Experience a slice of classic Americana. Cruise down historic stretches of the original highway, stopping at charming towns that seem frozen in time.

  • Quirky roadside attractions: Keep your eyes peeled for kitschy roadside attractions like the world's largest rocking chair, the muffler men, and the Giant Shoe – quirky Americana at its finest!

  • Foodie paradise: Savor delicious regional cuisine. From juicy burgers at classic diners to authentic Mexican fare and local BBQ, your taste buds will thank you.

  • Unforgettable scenery: Witness diverse landscapes, from the rolling plains of the Midwest to the rugged beauty of the Southwest.

Planning your Route 66 revival adventure:

Whether you're a seasoned road tripper or a first-timer, planning your Route 66 journey can be exciting. Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Decide on your itinerary: Choose a route that fits your timeframe and interests. You can opt for the full 2,400-mile journey or pick a shorter section to explore in-depth.

  • Accommodation options: From classic motels to charming B&Bs and campgrounds under the stars, there's something for every budget and preference.

  • Must-see stops: Research iconic landmarks, museums, and hidden gems along the way.

  • Embrace the journey: Don't be afraid to veer off the beaten path and discover your own treasures.

Ready to experience the magic of Route 66 for yourself? 

As a travel agent, I'm here to help you plan your dream road trip. Contact me today, and let's craft a customized itinerary that captures the essence of the "Mother Road" and creates lasting memories for you.

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Happy travels!

P.S. Don't forget to share your Route 66 adventures on social media using the hashtag #Route66Revival!


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