10 Places to Visit on a Great American Road Trip

Updated 05/06/19
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Bucket lists often feature obscure experiences and far-flung destinations, but Lonely Planet's Best in the U.S. 2017 list reminds us that you don't need a passport to have an unforgettable vacation. If holiday deadlines have you dreaming about your next big trip, look no further.

According to the travel media company, the annual list features "10 destinations poised to shine next year, whether they're up-and-coming, overlooked, or offer new, inviting reasons to visit in 2017." At the top of the list is Asheville, North Carolina, a vibrant small city that entices visitors with eclectic architecture and a thriving art scene.

Take a look at the top 10 U.S. destinations that made the cut, and plan your next road trip accordingly.

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1. Asheville, North Carolina


2. Western Washington

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3. Lincoln, Nebraska

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4. California's Low Desert

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5. Montana's Flathead Valley

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6. Atlanta, Georgia

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7. Adirondack Mountains

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8. Texas Hill Country Wine Region

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9. Denver, Colorado

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10. Florida's Emerald Coast

Reproduced with permission from Lonely Planet’s Best in the U.S. 2017.

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