In North Dakota, plan a road trip that takes you all the way across the state on I-94. It’s less than five hours from end-to-end, but there’s a lot to see and do in between. Start in Fargo with stops at the Fargo Theatre and Vinyl Taco before heading west for selfies with the World’s Largest Buffalo Monument in Jamestown. Continue along I-94, then grab a bite to eat at historic Peacock Alley before touring the state capitol building in Bismarck. As you approach Dickinson, make a quick detour in Gladstone for eight roadside sculptures that make up the Enchanted Highway. The last stop is Medora, which is home to the Medora Musical, a famous western-style musical show, and provides access to Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The 36-mile Scenic Loop Drive around the park is a must, as is looking for ghost towns as you road trip across the state.
Everything is big in Texas and so is a road trip across the state on I-10, which runs nearly 1,000 miles. Start on the east side of the state in Beaumont where you’ll want to wade with baby alligators at Gator Country, snap a selfie with Big Beau, and dine on fried Cajun seafood at Floyd’s. Not far down the road you’ll land in Houston where a visit to Space Center Houston is a must-do for an inside look our space program. In the middle of the state, pay a visit to San Antonio, home to The Alamo, the River Walk (think colorful umbrellas) and Natural Bridge Caverns, the largest caverns in Texas. If you keep going west, you won’t see much, so hit a gas station before you get much further along I-10. Take photos with the giant road runner statue in Fort Stockton, then keep on driving to New Mexico.