Across the USA

Length (Miles): 2,448

Continent: North America

Known For: Route 66 is renowned as one of the first transcontinental highways in the United States, stretching from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, and symbolizing the American spirit of adventure and exploration. It is celebrated for its nostalgic associations with mid-20th-century roadside culture, including classic diners, motels, and iconic landmarks, attracting travelers on epic cross-country road trips. Despite being officially decommissioned, Route 66 remains a cherished symbol of American road travel and pop culture.