We have compiled a list of the best road trips to take in your Ford Expedition according to drivers across the nation.
1. The Black Hills of South Dakota
Driving on the highways offers scenic views and great attractions to visit. It is wise to be on the lookout for bison that constantly walk on the roads. With your Ford Expeditions generous fuel capacity, you can enjoy visits to the famous Mount Rushmore, and cruise through the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway. The 70-mile road offers passage through portions of Custer State Park and the Norbeck Wildlife Preserve. With comfortable heated seats and USB ports to charge all your devices and capture all the beautiful moments, travelling to the Black Hills of South Dakota will be memorable.
2. Blue Ridge Parkway
Enjoy driving through a 469- mile drive connecting two famous parks- Shenandoah in Virginia and Great Smoky Mountain in North Carolina. With the Ford Expedition, you can bring along a party of 8 people, and drive comfortably in a heated seat, enjoy the view of the sky through the Panoramic Vista Roof, while still saving on fuel through the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine. Start off at Front Royal in Virginia, and cruise along Skyline Drive to Luray Caverns, and then proceed south towards North Carolina. You can make a stop at Asheville for a stretch before enjoying the Great Smoky Mountains.
3. Pacific Coast Highway
Driving through California’s longest highway offers key attractions such as Malibu, San Simeon, Big Sur, Monterey the Golden Gates Bridge among others. Enjoy scenes from the dramatic coastline as you drive in your Expedition. The cargo management system helps you organize your luggage and can be extended through folding the third row of seats. You can also listen to your favorite tunes on the 653-mile journey from Dana Point to Leggett through the 12-speaker B&O PLAY™ audio system.
4. Jackson, Wyoming to Glacier, Montana
To enjoy steep cliffs, racing rivers, wildlife, and formations of the glacier, take a slow drive from Jackson towards Glacier National Park in Montana. While in Jackson, visit Grand Teton National Park, and go hiking. Capture the beautiful sunsets and sunrises beyond the mountain, and enjoy kayaking in the peaceful lakes. With a 4G modem and Wi-Fi hotspot, you can share your moments with family, friends, and followers online.
5. Outer Banks
Visit the barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina. If you enjoy historic tales of shipwrecks, then the Outer Banks is the perfect road trip destination. The treacherous seas close to the outer banks were responsible for several shipwrecks, giving the seas the name ‘Graveyard of the Atlantic’. The route starts at Bodie Lighthouse, with sites along the way include Oregon Inlet, Pea Island Wildlife Refuge and the Hatteras Lighthouse. The highway has suffered over the past years, with hurricanes washing away parts of the road. However, the scenic view of the sea, the piers, boardwalks, and lighthouses are all rich in history and are worth driving through.
6. Hana Coastline
Have you tried experiencing Hawaii through a road trip? Well, with the Ford Expedition, you can comfortably drive through the Hana Coastline on Maui. Enjoy the dark sandy beaches, plunging waterfalls, ukulele music, fresh mangos, and bamboo jungles. The road curves through clinging cliffs and over 59 bridges. As you enjoy the warm weather, you can make several stops at ‘Ohe’o Gulch, the Pipiwai Trail, Haleakala National Park, Ho’okipa lookout where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the waves and Maui’s surfers.
7. Olympic Peninsula
This 300-plus mile drive from Seattle will leave you feeling relaxed. The road takes you through Olympic National Park, with serval terrific spots for birdwatching. Thanks to the Panoramic Vista Roof on the Ford Expedition, you can enjoy the Dungeness Wildlife Refuge in Sequim, Ediz Hook on Port Angeles, Kalaloch beaches La Push among others. From late September to Mid-October, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the salmon migration from Salmon Cascades overlooking Sol Duc River.
8. Route 66
Also known as the Mother Road, Route 66 is one of the original highways on the U.S. Highway System. Though it was removed from the current highways system, Route 66 is famous for countless sights you can enjoy between Chicago and Los Angeles. With over 2500 miles to explore, and famous stops such as Cadillac Ranch, the large sculpture of Abe Lincoln of a wagon at Springfield, A Whale of Catoosa, and a large rocking-chair in Fanning. There are several historic motels and souvenir spots along the way that you can also visit.
9. Overseas Highway
Driving on water has never been more realistic than on the Over Seas Highway from Miami through the famous Florida Keys. The highway crosses over 42 bridges including the seven –mile bridge over Pigeon Key. Though the route is only 150 miles long, the fun lies in enjoying the keys and stopping over at Big Pine Key, Marathon to enjoy the sea turtles, dolphins and sea lions, and Islamorada for fishing enthusiasts. You can also stop at Key Largo to enjoy diving and book yourself into the Jules’ Undersea Lodge, the world’s first self-proclaimed underwater hotel.