ROAD Trips – Cross USA on Interstate 10

     Interstate 10 is the southernmost of the transamerica highways and one of the longest. It stretches from Jacksonville, Florida to Los Angeles, California, and includes many significant US cities enroute, including New Orleans and San Antonio.
 
     Florida
        St Augustine – Just south of Jacksonville is a charming reminder of the Spanish occupation of Florida. America’s oldest city has preserved its heritage well and is a lovely way to start a cross-country journey.
        Florida Panhandle Beaches – A number of these beaches from Panama City to Pensacola are extremely popular and promise many types of recreational activities throughout the year.
 
     Louisiana
        New Orleans – "The Big Easy" is certainly one of America’s most beloved travel destinations. From its bawdy exuberance during Mardi Gras to the smooth jazz which can be found anywhere in the city to the incredible culinary experiences that await visitors, this city is not-to-be-missed.
 
     Texas
        San Antonio – Here, tourists will find the Alamo, a symbol of the struggle to create America and site of an important battle for Texas independence. Also, be sure to stroll or ride along the Riverwalk, the signature of the city which demonstrates its emergence from mediocrity.
 
     New Mexico
       Carlsbad Caverns National Park – Although requiring a more substantial detour than I normally would suggest, this immense cave system provides an awesome, mind-boggling experience. The famous Carlsbad bats add another dimension to the visit.
       White Sands National Monument – Prepare to be amazed when you enter this area — miles and miles of pure-white gypsum sand. Its one of the most unusual environments to be found in our national park system.
 
      Arizona
         Saguaro National Monument – This tribute to the Giant Saguaro Cactus which only grows here can be found in two separate areas, on either side of the city of Tucson. Walk the trails to see a huge variety of the well-adapted cactus that dot the desert region here.
         San Xavier del Bac Mission – The "White Dove of the Desert" is a spectacular example of Spanish mission architecture and worth the stop just outside of Tucson.
 
     California
         Joshua Tree National Park – This park preserves another plant which grows only in this region of the world. The desert landscape here is stark and very interesting.
         Disneyland – Walt Disney’s first theme park is located in Anaheim, just south of Los Angeles, and has been delighting generations of Americans and other world travelers for over fifty years.
         Los Angeles – Here the visit is mostly about the movie industry although the city has much more to offer for those willing to do some research. Hollywood is especially popular.

About gmazeman

Retired Science Teacher Currently Athletic Director at Johnston High School Travel is my passion!
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