Where This Awesome Arizona Weekend Road Trip Will Take You Is Unforgettable
The Mother Road lived a brief yet fulfilling life from 1926 to 1985. Route 66 quickly became the most iconic road in the country. It inspired music, film, literature, and enticed many across the country to travel the long stretch of highway in pursuit of adventure or a new life. It created new towns, new attractions, and new lifestyles.
After the road was retired in 1985 when Interstate 40 was built, two generations have missed out on what it means to “get your kicks on Route 66.” Thankfully, however, portions of the highway continue to exist as it was built. That’s especially true for here in Arizona where detours off the 40 take you into little towns, ghost towns, and some pretty crazy attractions.
You could probably spend a whole week or two exploring every Route 66 attraction that sits between Topock and Lupton but most people don’t have time for that. That’s why we designed this trip along Route 66 that can easily be done in a weekend and is customizable depending on where in the state you live. We’re just going to highlight the stops you absolutely must see along the route headed from east to west.
I have to say, that was rough choosing just a handful of places to visit along Route 66 but I think these are the most iconic sites. What’s your favorite spot to visit along Route 66?
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Monica is a Diné freelance writer and the Arizona staff writer for Only In Your State. In addition to writing, she also enjoys taking photos, running, and weaving. She currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their herd of cats.