America's Most Scenic Roads
Olympic Peninsula Loop, Washington
Both the scenic route and the peninsula’s only major route, Highway 101 loops around the largest road-free area in the continental U.S. Starting in Seattle, head northwest to climb into the Hoh River rainforest, dominated by ancient Sitka spruce and western hemlock. You can spy the San Juan Islands from the top of Hurricane Ridge, and at low tide, the pools on Olympic beaches are rife with starfish, sand dollars, and crabs. (nps.gov/olym; $15)
Stop: Take a break at the spooky logging town of Forks, a must for Twilight fans.