One of the most famous highways in the US, Route 66 stretches from Chicago to Los Angeles. Built in 1926, it became the main route for migrants seeking a better life in California. The historical route has now been replaced with modern highways but the townships have preserved the heritage of historical Route 66. After exploring the windy city of Chicago and Lake Michigan, begin your journey through the farmland of Illinois and onto St Louis, Missouri.
From the Mississippi River, Route 66 will take you through Oklahoma City, where the migrant convoys in the 1930’s, once began. Stop off at Oklahoma Museum which tells the story of this historical journey.
Travel through the region of the Cheyenne and Arapao Indians, where they once hunted bison; and onto Amarillo Texas, home to cowboys and oil fields. Stop off at the infamous Cadillac Ranch where you will find 10 tail-finned Cadillacs buried nose first into the sand!
Continue to New Mexico through the hunting lands of the Comanche Indians and onto Alberquerque. Here, take a ride on the aerial tramway to the top of the Sandian Mountains. The city is world famous for its hot air balloon festival in October. Travelling onto Santa Fe, take the famous Tortoise Trail through the small artist-mountain communities. Built in 1610, visit the oldest government building in the US, Palace of the Governors. Continue onto Holbrook, the Petrified Forest National Park, then through Navajo Indian Country toward the Grand Canyon National Park where you can take a helicopter flight or a hike and experience its vast majestic scenery. Stop off at Flagstaff and try your hand star-gazing at the Lowell Observatory.
Journey onto Las Vegas, otherwise known as Sin City, the entertainment capital of the world! Here you may choose to visit the Red Rock Canyon or take a flight over the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Highlights include the Skywalk, shopping and, of course, the nightlife Vegas is renowned for.
From Las Vegas, head west through the Mojave Desert, stopping at the ghost town of Calico. Finally, Route 66 concludes at Santa Monica, Los Angeles – The City of Angels, where you can take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk and marvel at the alternative culture along Venice Beach!