The Editor’s Travel Guide To Route 66: Pt. 1

|Top Places To See Cross Country on Route 66 For Travel|

|Top Places To See Cross Country on Route 66 For Travel|

Hey Everyone!

I have long awaited doing this travel series article for you all for quite some time now but finally it is ready to go and will be split into two parts.

Alright lets go!

Throughout Part 1 here, I will be taking you through sites to see in Arizona, South Dakota, and Iowa! Now keep in mind all of the states I traveled through are so rich with places to see and things to do, yet this is a guide for people who are on the go and trying to travel in a jiffy!

Arizona:

 

Arizona is known to contain multiple canyons, desert escapes, etc. It is such a popular tourist destination that many place it on their bucket list. I was so honored to be able to travel here and see and enjoy the following places.

 

#1 Yucca, AZ: “Area 66 Random Ball”

We stumbled upon this peculiar  travel sight while driving along the highway and figured we would pull over and check it out. It seemed to be quite popular so I gave it a search. It turned out that this big sphere did in actuality have a title. It was to be referred to as “The Golf Ball House”. This is a private residence that you cannot tour inside but you can absolutely take a awesome shot like we got below of this oddity. Next door to the lower right of the Golf Ball House is a short stop to take a bathroom break and maybe grab a small snack for the road, stretch the legs, and or get a souvenir and its called “Route 66” Gift Shop. ( #overrated  I know 😉 ) It is a really short stop on your vacation cross country so I would definitely suggest stopping and seeing it, even for a just a picture.

 

 

“Golf Ball House” in Yucca, AZ

#2 Williams, AZ

Oh Williams. It is a true gem hidden within Arizona. It is very popular for its fame as it was once a town iconic for being apart of the historic Route 66. What happens in Williams, stays in Williams  (literally it is so small and cute!)  This town is super cute and fun with little family style restaurants, gift shops, and more to see in such a small strip of land.

A couple of our favorite spots to see and eat at are below:

 

a. Fiesta Mexican Grill (The Best Mexican Food I Have Had Outside of California)

Yummy Fajitas At Fiesta Mexican Grill

 

 

The oh so delish Chicken Taquito w. Rice and Beans meal I divulged in At Fiesta Mexican Grill

b. Addicted To Route 66 Gift Shop

This place was super fun to check out and see. They had tons of little cut knick knacks and memorabilia that made you feel as if you were born 50+ years ago. Oh not to mention that the sales manager of the store/owner was a real basket of laughs. She was super sweet and fun to joke around with all about the town and things to see and not see. Also, if you buy anything over $10 dollars in the store (I may be rusty on this number so do not hold it to me ok), you do get to spin this giant wheel and choose a prize. Who says your inner 5 year old can’t come out every once in awhile eh?

There is lots of things to check out at Addicted To Route 66 Gift Shop. (I must say I did pick up one of those super out of style but you want it because you are a tourist- tshirt’s in this pic)

 

There is lots of things to check out at Addicted To Route 66 Gift Shop.

 

There is lots of things to check out at Addicted To Route 66 Gift Shop. (I must say I did pick up one of those super out of style but you want it because you are a tourist- t-shirts in this pic)

c. Street Signs and Fun Textures/Backdrop Spots

 

 

 

d. That Elvis Photo Opp.

 

As you can see I am wearing no makeup and sporting the #undereyebag look, but this article is all about being raw and uncut as a traveler! This was such a fun photo opportunity. I highly recommend anyone go and check this out!

d. Horse and Carriage: Country Style

This is a must do for the on the go traveler. The ride is only roughly 30-40 minutes around the tiny town and you get to say you were on a horse and carriage: country style ride!

#3: Bed Rock City, AZ

Don’t be square. Go check out Bed Rock City. Yabbbbbba Dabbbba Doo! There is tons to see at Bed Rock City in Arizona. I had such a blast traveling here and there all around the square checking this place out. Check out all the fun I had below.

The Cute Dinosaur

Top Places To See Cross Country on Route 66 For Travel

Oh well looks like I am yet again too tiny to reach anything around me. Just another element of fun to this place!

Top Places To See Cross Country on Route 66 For Travel

 

Top Places To See Cross Country on Route 66 For Travel

Be weary of prisoners. JK! Although I will say this shot was a lot of fun to snap!

#4: The Iconic Grand Canyon 

Alright this place is a given travel bucket list destination. However, I had to include it in this series because if you are going across the country you must see it! It is beautiful and stunning beyond words. It just really is one of those things you have to experience in real life.

Top Places To See Cross Country on Route 66 For Travel

This snap I got will have you in just as much awe as I was in. This really is something to scratch off your bucket list. It is a dream come true.

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Which destination was your favorite so far? Leave a comment below!

 

Christina Koop

Author: Christina Koop

Christina is a fun loving, trend oriented millennial with an eye for trend spotting and digital marketing. In her spare time, she is usually found with friends, reading the next marketing tech book, or simply with her husband relaxing and enjoying all that life has to offer her in NC.