Traveling in the USA by car

A great road trip contains some very important essentials: good friends, a great playlist and gas station snacks.

But no road trip is perfect unless you make a few stops and taken the best America has to offer, from unique roadside attractions to stunning vistas.

The best part of it all is you don't have to get out of your car to see most of them and here some of them you can see from your car in each state in the United States.

Alabama: the drive-through Museum

This roadside attraction is quirky, unnecessary and a great way to wake yourself up from a boring drive. You will see very strange art that will provide talking points so the rest of your trip won't be boring.

Alaska: Denali

When you're driving between Anchorage and Fairbanks on the George Parks Highway you will see some of the best views of Denali, North America's tallest peak at 20,310 feet.

Arizona: Monument Valley

For only $20 you can get a front row seat to some of the countries most incredible natural wonders inside the stunning Monument Valley. It is situated off U.S. 163. This is a 17-mile long drive and is perfect for nature lovers even those who hate the outdoors can enjoy the views from inside the vehicle.

Arkansas: Christ of the Ozarks

Christ of the Ozarks

The Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, but if you don't ever plan on making it there, there is always Christ of the Ozarks. It is the third-largest Jesus statue in the world in a popular place for prayer. Most people can't stop talking about his striking resemblance to a milk carton.

California: the Golden gate Bridge

The Golden gate Bridge

The Golden gate Bridge is something you must see when you're in California. You can drive over it but there are parking lots on either end that allow you to take in the legendary views.

Connecticut: Louis' Lunch

Is there anything more American than road trips and hamburgers? This is a historic restaurant that is a short detour from the I-95 in New Haven and it claims to be the birthplace of the hamburger sandwich.

Delaware: Brandywine Valley

Take a quick detour across Delaware's Brandywine Valley, along the I-95 corridor and you will catch a glimpse of history. These are the rolling hills where the 1777 battle of the Brandywine took place. George Washington and his army faced British general William how. You will find stunning mansions and gardens.

Florida: the ocean

The best thing you can see from your car while driving through Florida is the ocean. Traveling on the 7 Mile Bridge to Key West is a turquoise sight for sore eyes.

Georgia: Cherry blossoms

Macon, Georgia is right off the I 75 and has the most cherry blossom trees in the world. If you drive through on a spring day you should be completely stunned.

Hawaii: pineapple fields

You can always stop at the Dole pineapple plant or try your luck inside the world's largest botanical maze, but you will see plenty of pineapple fields driving along the Kamehameha Highway. There are plenty of fruit stands to grab a snack as you drive along the way.

Idaho: Dog Bark Park

U.S. 95 is home to Dog Bark Park. This is a hotel that doubles as the world's biggest beagle.

Illinois: Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan

The stark contrast of a sparkling lake Michigan on one side of the car along with the towering architecture of downtown Chicago is what one can see while driving down Lake Shore Drive.

Indiana: covered bridges

Covered Bridges

Even for those who don't see the charm of bridges and their engineering these covered bridges on Indiana's back roads will help you understand why these are so famous.

Iowa: the Mississippi River

You will never go wrong when taking the Great River Road along Iowa's portion of the Mississippi River. It will help you understand why this river is so legendary.

Kansas: Castle Rock

When you drive to the flatlands and dusty roads of Kansas it can be quite boring but one way to kill time is by seeing Castle Rock. The land formation is just 11 miles off of I 70.

Kentucky: the Nada Tunnel

This is a 900-foot tunnel on route 77 and used to be a railway. Now the drivers use it as a shortcut to the Red River Gorge Canyons in Daniel Boone National Forest.

Louisiana: Bourbon Street

New Orleans Royal Street

New Orleans streets get packed at night with partiers but this street is actually drivable. You don't have time to stop and take it all in, at least drive through to get a sense of what everyone talks about in New Orleans.

Maine: Acadia National Park

You cannot visit Maine without visiting Acadia National Park. You can see the best landscapes while driving on the Acadia Park Loop and there are several views that need to be pulled over for.

Maryland: Chesapeake Bay

Bridge Chesapeake Bay

You can see historic monuments, towns and the famous Chesapeake Bay Bridge along the way. Don't forget to stop and taste famous Maryland crabs and the views from the car are breathtaking.

Massachusetts: the Witch House

The Witch House

One can visit the notorious town of Salem and pass by The Witch House, formerly the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin and the last standing building with a connection to the infamous Sale in Witch Trials.

Michigan: Holland

If you get off the Gerald R Ford Highway, drive down Holland's main roads to see the 200,000 colorful tool bulbs that stretch through the entire town.

Minnesota: the jolly green giant

The Jolly Green Giant

No trip around Blue Earth, Minnesota, is complete without checking out the statue. The town birthed the famous frozen vegetables. The statue has been around since 1979 and attracts over 10,000 visitors a year.

Mississippi: the Windsor Ruins

This massive Gateway arch is one of St. Louis's biggest tourist attractions. Instead of paying to go to the top, just drive by on your way through the city and check this landmark off your bucket list.

Montana: a glacier

You can drive along the Going to the Sun Road, as it is the most popular for anyone passing through Montana. But the Jackson Glacier Overlook is a must-see. It is one of the only places from which you can see a glacier from the road. It is the park's fifth largest glacier, which near its eponymous 10,052-foot peak.

Nebraska: true farmland

Driving down a Nebraska Highway will give you a true slice of Middle America, rusting windmills, water towers and rolling fields of crop.

Nevada: seven Magic Mountains

Seven Magic Mountains

This quirky roadside art installation by Ugo Rondinone makes for a great Instagram. These brightly colored balancing rocks sit 26 miles outside of Las Vegas right off Veterans Memorial Highway.

New Hampshire: The Kancamagus Highway

Driving on this highway is the number one thing to do while in New Hampshire. This is a highway that winds across the state and through the heart of the White Mountain National Forest. There are incredible views especially when fall is in full swing and the trees turn fiery shades of red, yellow and orange.

New Jersey: Lucy the Elephant

One might call this a tourist trap but this six-story elephant is actually a National Historic Landmark. It is the oldest roadside attraction in the U.S. having been built in 1881. She was once a real estate office, then a bar but now she is just a sight to behold. If you need to stretch her legs while driving down the Atlantic City Expressway or the Garden State Parkway, take a detour and check it out.

New Mexico: San Miguel Mission

While driving through New Mexico, make sure to pull off in Santa Fe to see America's oldest known church, which was built approximately between 1610 and 1626.

New York: the New York City skyline

The best thing to see from your car window in New York is a city skyline. The site of New York awes even New Yorkers at night.

North Carolina: the Blue Ridge Mountains

Driving through Theodore Roosevelt national Park will guarantee that you will see a Buffalo but just in case you don't there is always the world's largest Buffalo, which is 26 feet tall and 46 feet long and weighs 60 tons. This monumental sculpture sits right off I 94.

Ohio: the world's largest basket

When driving through Ohio, this is a must-see. It's not about the weirdly shaped building but about imagining the 500 people that have to go to work inside that basket every day. It is home to a company that makes baskets and that will make you laugh for the rest of your trip.

Oklahoma: the Blue Whale

This large whale of Catoosa, Oklahoma has become an iconic stop for tourists that travel along route 66. The pond it says in used to be a popular swimming spot for locals. Hugh Davis built it for his wife, who loves whales.

Oregon: waterfalls

You can see the most stunning waterfalls from Columbia River Gorge while driving along the Columbia River Highway scenic byway. If you want a closer look there are several walking trails off the road that take you to bridges that overlook the falls.

Pennsylvania: Amish country

Pennsylvania Amish country

Pennsylvania's famous Amish country along Route 30 is deathly worth driving through. The historic towns are full of horse-drawn carriages and farm homes.

Rhode Island: ostentatious mansions

Ocean Drive in Newport will take you through the Ocean Drive Historic District in past many large mansions that were built here in the late 19th and 20th centuries. It was a famous spot for the wealthy and don't miss the stroll down Cliff Walk.

South Carolina: Peachoid Water Tower

Seeing how creative towns can get with their water towers is a great way to ease your trip boredom. This South Carolina one in Gaffney inspired an entire plot line in" House of Cards".

South Dakota: Mount Rushmore

A short detour of I 90 and U.S. 16 on to state Road 244 will lead you into Black Hills where you won't have to even stop your car to see Mount Rushmore. There are plenty of stops along the way where you can pull over.

Tennessee: the Parthenon

If you can't visit the real one in Athens, this full-scale replica awaits your visit in Nashville. It was built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition.

Texas: Cadillac Ranch

This roadside attraction is cheesy but it is one you can't miss. On the side of I 40 in Amarillo you'll find the Cadillac Ranch an interactive art installation created by hippies in the 70s. It consists of 10 Caddies that are half buried in the dirt, nose down. Some say they're buried at the same angle as the Great Pyramid of Giza. Bring your own spray paint to leave your name on the exterior.

Utah: Moab

The canyons and cliffs of Moab are to be seen as you drive through I 70. These well-known geological formations are a bit off the beaten path that there is beautiful landscape along the road.

Vermont: fall foliage

Route 100 travels nearly the entire length of Vermont and is the title of the Best Foliage Dr. in Vermont.

Virginia: Shenandoah national Park

Shenandoah national Park

Skyline Drive through Shenandoah national Park runs along the edge of the mountains for hundred and 5 miles, which is pretty much the entire length of the park. Its views are the best in the state.

Washington: Fremont Troll

The Fremont Troll is a public sculpture an iconic local site that sits under the Aurora Bridge in Seattle.

Washington, DC: the Washington Monument

You can see almost every monument in the capital from the comfort of your car. Driving by them might put you in a bit of traffic especially if you don't have time to explore them on foot.

West Virginia: the New River Gorge Bridge

This bridge allows cars to continue on U.S. 19 over the New River. The 3030 foot steel arch bridge was once the world's longest single span arch bridge. It is now the third longest and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding appellation Mountains.

Wisconsin: the world's largest six-pack

This is in La Crosse Wisconsin and it is home to tons of local breweries, as well as the beer giant Miller Coors. Since you can't drink and drive make a pit stop to see these clever storage tanks built in the 60s, as they are now the largest six-packs in the world in a clever ad for La Crosse Lager?

Wyoming: Devils Tower

This 1267 foot tall rock formation was fittingly the site of alien thriller" Close encounters of the third kind". It is one of the world's most alien looking places. It is only 30 minutes off the I 90 and hard to miss from the surrounding roads.