Hours driving on the road don’t have to be a negative when it comes to trucking; one of the greatest things about this profession is the fact that you’re basically getting paid to travel. Take advantage of your freedom on the road and the flexibility to build your own hours by taking the time to stop and see the sights – all while getting paid to do so. We’ve compiled a list of must-see attractions across the United States to get you started on your sight seeing journey:
Mount Rushmore (South Dakota)
One of the most unmistakably American landmarks, Mount Rushmore should be a staple on anyone’s must-see attraction list. Located in South Dakota, this national memorial was constructed in the early 20th century and depicts the faces of four former US presidents: Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.
Mesa Verde (Colorado)
Located in southwestern Colorado, the Mesa Verde National Park is perfect for any history buff. Home to the preserved civilization of Ancestral Pueblo people, the homes and structures date back to the early 13th century. Visitors can walk beneath overhanging cliffs and tour ancient houses that are carved right out of the caves and rock faces.
Niagara Falls (New York/Canada)
Right on the border between New York and Canada, you can find one of the most impressive natural wonders on the North American continent. Niagara Falls is actually three smaller waterfalls: American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horseshoe Falls. Over 14 million people visit these falls every year, making it one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world.
Kennedy Space Center (Florida)
The Kennedy Space Center is located on the coast of Florida and has been the launch site for every US human space flight since 1968. The space center currently launches unmanned rockets and offers the chance for visitors to experience what it’s like to fly into space with the Shuttle Launch Experience.
Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming)
Found in northwestern Wyoming, Yellowstone was the nation’s first official national park. Established in 1872, the park is dedicated to preserving multiple geysers, hot springs, incredible wildlife, and the overall beauty of the area. Visitors can expect to see all kinds of thermal areas, black bears, grizzly bears, elk, wolves, and more.
While sightseeing might seem daunting while you’re in your truck, there are ways around having to haul your rig everywhere. The rise in ride sharing apps like Uber or Lyft makes it easy to get around, even in smaller cities that might not offer taxis readily. With a little extra planning ahead of time, you’ll also be able to sightsee and drive all your necessary miles with ease. Don’t let the opportunity to see the country pass you by – not everyone is lucky enough to find themselves in a field that allows for paid travel.