Planespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3547 posts, RR: 5 Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2203 times:
I've been on a lot of roads in my life, but my favorite interstates and highways are as follows (with reasons), and the segments i'm referring to:
US Highway 61 between Davenport Iowa and Dubuque Iowa. I've driven it probably 100+ times since i've been to school at UD and it's always a very nice drive, especially in the fall.
I-90 between Rockford and O'hare. Means im on the Illinois tollway and going to my favorite city. Also in that area, getting on I-294 @ O'hare and taking it south towards Orland Park. When it's busy but not packed, it's a fun road to drive if you watch out for yourself and the other crazy people on it. Lots of fun i've had before and after driving on that road.
I-55 between St. Louis and Bloomington/Normal Illinois. Great views of central Illinois, reminds me of home.
And for all you people from Dallas Texas out there, you can't leave out the Dallas North Tollway between Beltline and Mockingbird! I took it nearly every day on my drive from my house in Richardson to the Southwest Flight Training Center @ DAL. Always was excited about getting to work. I even saw Gary Kelly driving his porsche in one morning and I told everyone that we drove to work "together"....haha.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2201 times:
Strange question... I guess it'd have to be the A55 which I think runs from the Wirral to Holyhead or there abouts along the north coast of Wales. Very nice scenery and I usually travel down it when i'm going to visit my uncle, so I have good memories...
AGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2144 times:
Traffic and DOT work aside, here in PIT I-376 east and west, and I-279 north and south. No matter which way you enter, you get a breath taking view of the city, Especially coming in from the Parkway west (from the airport). After you exit the Fort Pitt tunnel, you get a spectacular shot of the city upclose.
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Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2145 times:
You guys haven't lived until you've driven I-10 from El Paso, through Van Horn, on to Fort Stockton, then past Sonora and Ozona, then Junction, down through the heart of San Antonio, then over through Houston, and on to Winnie, Beaumont, Orange City, and Vidor.....all the time still being in Texas. Over 880 miles of pure driving excitement.
Sarcasm aside, I'll take the I-70 corridor from Grand Junction through Eagle and Vail, past Glenwood Springs, then below Copper Mountain, past Frisco/Dillon, then up over Loveland Pass, and down the hill past Silver Plume/Georgetown, Idaho Springs and the Argo Mill, down into Denver.
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KFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3324 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2139 times:
I-595 in Fort Lauderdale between hwy US-1 and I-95. That 2-mile stretch runs parallel to rwy 9L-27R @ FLL, and has a perfect view of the runway because it's elevated about 20 ft for the entire stretch! The FexEx sort facility is just adjacent to the span, and at any given time there's about 3 MD-10's, an A300, and a few 727's waiting to be loaded. The best part: I commute on it twice every day!!!
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2137 times:
The Alaska Highway from it's beginnings just outside Edmonton through Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, in to Alaska and then connecting to the Richardson Highway/Glenn Highway in to Anchorage finally down the Seward Highway to Seward Alaska. Arguably one if the prettiest, most scenic routes in the world and the Seward Highway is official a US Scenic Byway.
Delta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2126 times:
State Road 417 Toll "Central Florida Greenway" that bypasses Orlando. I love this road because their are bearly and Florida Highway Patrol Troopers on it and you can run wide open. 417 is also an easier way to get to MCO if you live on the west side of Orlando.
FlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7320 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2099 times:
I-95 since I been on it so many times all over the east coast.
US-1 passes right by my house. And when I see when traveling somewhere maybe NY or something I just think man I drive south for a while and I will pass my house.
Also like 112 in Miami goes right by the maintance base into MIA terminal drop off and pick up area than make a few turns and you are on perminiter road which is right next to the airport only a 10 foot fence in the way. Great Views.
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Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2093 times:
Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 17): I-95 since I been on it so many times all over the east coast.
I-95 is one of those roads that I absolutely despise, and avoid at all costs. There is always traffic and delays, and is not fun to drive on at all. Changing to the turnpike in NJ, it just gets worse. The only part of it I like? This one:
2. Central Expressway (U.S. 75), the High Five is a marvel of engineering and construction manegement, and south of the I-635 is very asthetic
i definitely have to agree with you about the High Five. I love driving it at night when all the headlights are lined up...it's a very urban landscape, but it's really cool. Even right now while it's all under construction. i can't wait to see it in a few years when it's all completed. and the GB turnpike is very nice too.
Quoting Stlgph (Reply 6):
I have to definitely agree there, except extend from Bloomington/Normal north to the I-80 intersection.
Also in Illinois, I-74 is a rather scenic drive from Galesburg to Urbana.
Definitely, i've only driven it from the Quad Cities to B/N. most of the central/northern illinois interstates offer some pretty awesome scenery.
N864DA From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 259 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2084 times:
I-87 north of Albany, also known as the Northway. Just the right amount of twists and turns in the gorgeous Adirondacks with the endless mountains in the background. Another treat is just around the corner!
Airlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2074 times:
Mine would have to be Pacific Coast Highway because you get a great view of the planes taking off or landing at LAX and it leads down through Mexico and up into Canada. You get the best of the western seaboards coast.
N670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1608 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2061 times:
I'm with AGC525 on this one. My favorite is the Parkway West (I-279) leaving the Fort Pitt Tunnel into downtown Pittsburgh.
After driving through a pretty depressing, remote area and then the long Fort Pitt Tunnel, you leave with a spectacular view of downtown Pittsburgh as you head out over the Mon River on the Fort Pitt Bridge.
Least favorite: The San Diego Freeway (I-405) through L.A., especially around Torrance - never-ending traffic and oil refineries.