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Meet some of the View Trip. Or head in for the finish line and then retreat back to Pasadena or San Bernardino if you are looking to stay outside of LA. If staying in San Bernardino, you may want to stay in the same place for 2 nights see lodging recommendation above in Day 13 of itinerary. Today there is no shortage of places to eat and there are more options than on any other day along Route 66 as Los Angeles and the surrounding area has a plethora of options. There is everything from historical Route 66 eateries and ones that predate Route 66 to modern fine dining spots to restaurants representing about every type of cuisine in the world from Vietnamese to Nigerian.
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Below is only a short list of options! If you would rather stay elsewhere in Los Angeles, you can check out options here. If you are looking for a more relaxed beach town, consider spending the night in Malibu. So that is the end of our Route 66 itinerary! We hope that you have found this helpful in planning your own Route 66 road trip. Are you interested in driving Route 66? Which spots on the Route 66 itinerary are most interesting to you? Just leave any questions or comments in the Comments section below!
Hey guys, A friend recommend your Route 66 itinerary and guides for planning our trip next Spring. Said it was the best resource out there and well after taking a look, I am in total agreement — thanks for making this amazing resource available for free! It just depends on how many days you have and how far you would be willing to detour from the most direct route.
You have essentially 2 choices: head west through Michigan or take the slightly longer route by head southeast around the south of Lake Erie through NY, a bit of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana.
This is just a few that I can think of, but obviously you have more choices along this route, but it will take you longer. Hi Tabish, Thanks for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed our article. And good luck to you if you are planning your own Route 66 road trip! Best, Jessica.
Thanks so much for sharing this. Traveling solo, in my 60s so getting such interesting, accurate, detailed information on such a mind-blowing experience is awesome. Already on my bucket list, now must pick a date.
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Just let us know if you have any questions once you get your date set and starting planning your trip. We will be doing the last section of Route 66 this November…. Flagstaff to Santa Monica. We have done most of the Route from Chicago to Flagstaff over the last couple years, a week or so at a time. It was a Bucket List thing for us and we have had a blast and compiled so many memories and photos! I just wanted to comment on all the work you guys put into this Blog! We saw many of your suggested sights and missed some of them.
Thanks again, enjoyed your research and insights so much. ROUTE 66 is such a nostalgic, fun, quirky step back in time and if you research before you go, it is like one giant Scavenger Hunt! Sounds like you have been having a great time over the last couple of years exploring different section of Route I am glad that you are enjoying our Route 66 itinerary and finding it helpful. Yes, we really like Palo Duro Canyon as well, and it is listed as a recommended detour from Route 66 on our itinerary since it is 30 minutes off the route. But it is certainly a worthwhile detour for anyone looking for a scenic place to hike!
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The Flagstaff to Santa Monica section is great — we actually drove parts of that section again a few months ago. It is probably the section that people think of most when they imagine Route They have quarter jukeboxes at many of the booth tables that have loads of classic music. There are also some classic Route 66 motels in Santa Monica and a really nice historic hotel within walking distance of the pier and beach, although prices can be a bit of a shock here after so many good value lodging options elsewhere along the route.
You may be able to find some good deals in November though! Just let us know if you have any questions before you go in November. We try to keep it as updated as possible! Your site is proving very helpful in working out which of the various options they have provided will meet most of our expectations and highlighting some must see places.
Thank you. Yes, I think if you have more limited time, there will also be some things you will need to leave out. But perhaps you will be back again some day to visit the spots you miss on this trip. Wishing you a wonderful trip, no matter what package you choose!
Loved how you explained things about your awesome road trip. I love your blog! Route 66 cuts across Galena, KS and continues east into Missouri. You might want to fix that. I know because I live in Fort Scott. Yes, the Fort Scott Historic Site is about a 1 hour detour from Route 66 from Galena or Baxter Springs, and we have clarified this in the text so readers will be more aware if they want to visit the historic fort site.
My wife and I are looking st doing this trip in the 3 weeks , but staying in LA for a few days after. Do you have a printable version of this guide buyable. Would love to read this in full on my breaks at work and make notations and alike. Great work. What I have read is both amazing and exciting Regards Darren. However, we do get asked for this quite often so are looking into some solutions but unfortunately we will not likely have something available before your trip. But we hope this will be helpful to you as you plan your Route 66 adventure and take your trip!! Just let us know if you have any questions.
Dear Independent Travel Cats, last year when i started planning this trip I actually had signed up to run the half marathon in Chicago , when we decided to make a road trip out of it! We will be forever grateful. Your Route 66 in 2 Weeks Guide is hands down one of the best I have found. My husband printed it out and it became our bible for our road trip. If you would like, we can send you the picture for your blog.
NIcki and Klaus from Berlin Germany. So happy to hear that you had a wonderful Route 66 road trip and that our Route 66 itinerary was so helpful in planning and guiding your road trip. Did you have any favorite towns or attractions along the way?
You can find our emails here. This was brilliant. We are going to drive some of Route66 after leaving New York…. I have purchased the EZ66 but this blog it just fantastic…..
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