Extraordinary Places

Extraordinary Places

Our ever-growing list of Extraordinary Places will help take your road trip planning to the next level. Hand-picked by the Roadtrippers team of experts, we promise each one is worth the detour.

What is an Extraordinary Place?
Extraordinary Places are the places that stay with you long after visiting. They are the places that fill you with wonder. They are epic natural wonders, weird roadside attractions, and deeply meaningful monuments. Simply put, Extraordinary Places turn a great road trip into an unforgettable adventure.   

How do you find them?
Our Extraordinary Places are on the Roadtrippers maps and in the trip planner. Check out the custom illustrations and read some of our personal takes on what make these places so special. We’ve been there, and we think you should go, too. Start planning your trip today.

What is an Extraordinary Place?
Extraordinary Places are the places that stay with you long after visiting. They are the places that fill you with wonder. They are epic natural wonders, weird roadside attractions, and deeply meaningful monuments. Simply put, Extraordinary Places turn a great road trip into an unforgettable adventure.   

How do you find them?
Our Extraordinary Places are on the Roadtrippers maps and in the trip planner. Check out the custom illustrations and read some of our personal takes on what makes these places so special. We’ve been there, and we think you should go, too. Start planning your trip today.

Explore the list using the filters below.

Alabama

Ave Maria Grotto

Cullman, Alabama

The Cross Garden

Prattville, Alabama

Gulf State Park

Gulf Shores, Alabama

Arizona

Biosphere 2

Tucson, Arizona

The Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Havasu Falls

Supai, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend

Page, Arizona

Lake Powell

Page, Arizona

Monument Valley

Oljato-Monument Valley, Arizona

Red Rock Crossing

Sedona, Arizona

Taliesin West

Scottsdale, Arizona

Arkansas

Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Thorncrown Chapel

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

California

Alcatraz Island

San Francisco, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

Cabazon, California

Death Valley National Park

Furnace Creek, California

Disneyland

Anaheim, California

Fisherman's Wharf

San Francisco, California

General Sherman Tree

Three Rivers, California

The Getty Center

Los Angeles, California

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park

San Francisco, California

Griffith Observatory

Los Angeles, California

Hakone Gardens

Saratoga, California

Hearst Castle

San Simeon, California

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Los Angeles, California

Joshua Tree National Park

Twentynine Palms, California

Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe, California

The Magic Castle

Los Angeles, California

Marin Headlands

Mill Valley, California

The Mystery Spot

Santa Cruz, California

Salvation Mountain

Niland, California

San Francisco Chinatown

San Francisco, California

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica, California

Sequoia National Park

Three Rivers, California

USS Midway Museum

San Diego, California

Universal Studios Hollywood

Los Angeles, California

Venice Beach Boardwalk

Los Angeles, California

Venice Canal Historic District

Los Angeles, California

Wigwam Village 7 Motel

Rialto, California

Yoda Fountain

San Francisco, California

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Valley, California

Colorado

Bishop Castle

Rye, Colorado

Garden of The Gods

Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Manitou Cliff Dwellings

Manitou Springs, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

Mancos, Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park

Estes Park, Colorado

Connecticut

Mark Twain House & Museum

Hartford, Connecticut

Mystic Seaport

Mystic, Connecticut

Wadsworth Atheneum

Hartford, Connecticut

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

Delaware

Fort Delaware State Park

Delaware City, Delaware

Florida

Bok Tower Gardens

Lake Wales, Florida

Coral Castle

Homestead, Florida

Duval Street

Key West, Florida

Everglades National Park

Homestead, Florida

Siesta Beach

Siesta Key, Florida

South Miami Beach

Miami Beach, Florida

Walt Disney World

Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Georgia

Bonaventure Cemetery

Savannah, Georgia

Forsyth Park

Savannah, Georgia

Georgia Guidestones

Elberton, Georgia

Rock City

Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain, Georgia

World of Coca-Cola

Atlanta, Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Shoshone Falls Park

Twin Falls, Idaho

Illinois

Bahá'í House of Worship

Wilmette, Illinois

Chicago Riverwalk

Chicago, Illinois

Cloud Gate

Chicago, Illinois

Navy Pier

Chicago, Illinois

Union Station

Chicago, Illinois

Wrigley Field

Chicago, Illinois

Indiana

Indiana War Memorial

Indianapolis, Indiana

White River State Park

Indianapolis, Indiana

Kentucky

Mammoth Cave National Park

Brownsville, Kentucky

Wigwam Village No 2

Cave City, Kentucky

World Peace Bell

Newport, Kentucky

Louisiana

Audubon Nature Institute

New Orleans, Louisiana

Bourbon Street

New Orleans, Louisiana

The National WWII Museum

New Orleans, Louisiana

St. Louis Cathedral

New Orleans, Louisiana

Maine

Acadia National Park

Bar Harbor, Maine

Desert of Maine

Freeport, Maine

Massachusetts

Boston Common

Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Boston, Massachusetts

Fenway Park

Boston, Massachusetts

Freedom Trail

Boston, Massachusetts

Harvard Square

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Massachusetts State House

Boston, Massachusetts

The Paul Revere House

Boston, Massachusetts

Plimoth Plantation

Plymouth, Massachusetts

USS Constitution Museum

Boston, Massachusetts

Michigan

Belle Isle Park

Detroit, Michigan

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island, Michigan

Motown Museum

Detroit, Michigan

Minnesota

Jolly Green Giant Statue

Blue Earth, Minnesota

Mall of America

Bloomington, Minnesota

Mississippi

Devil's Crossroads

Clarksdale, Mississippi

Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg, Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Flathead Lake

Polson, Montana

Glacier National Park

West Glacier, Montana

Nebraska

Carhenge

Alliance, Nebraska

Nebraska State Capitol

Lincoln, Nebraska

Nevada

Area 51

Nevada

Downtown Container Park

Las Vegas, Nevada

Fly Geyser

Gerlach, Nevada

Fremont Street Experience

Las Vegas, Nevada

The Hoover Dam

Boulder City, Nevada

Las Vegas Strip

Paradise, Nevada

Little A'Le'Inn

Rachel, Nevada

Neon Museum

Las Vegas, Nevada

The Reno Arch

Reno, Nevada

New Hampshire

Flume Gorge

Franconia, New Hampshire

Lake Winnipesaukee

New Hampshire

USS Albacore

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

New Jersey

Atlantic City Boardwalk

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Liberty State Park

Jersey City, New Jersey

Montclair Art Museum

Montclair, New Jersey

USS New Jersey

Camden, New Jersey

New Mexico

Billy The Kid Gravesite

Fort Sumner, New Mexico

The Loretto Chapel

Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Very Large Array

Socorro, New Mexico

White Sands National Park

Alamogordo, New Mexico

New York

9/11 Memorial and Museum

New York, New York

Boldt Castle

Alexandria Bay, New York

Brooklyn Bridge

New York, New York

Brooklyn Museum

New York, New York

Central Park

New York, New York

Central Park Zoo

New York, New York

Coney Island

New York, New York

Ellis Island

New York, New York

The Empire State Building

New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal

New York, New York