Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in April 2019.

This summer, four in 10 Americans expect their first trip to involve driving within 100 miles or so of their homes. We’ve pulled together our picks of the best coastal road trips, from the Florida Keys to Maui.

Photograph by Michael Troutman/www.dmtimaging.com

Highway 1, Big Sur, California

Arguably the jewel in the crown of American highways, this iconic drive offers breathtaking coast and ocean views and the chance to spot condors, whales and elephant seals. seemonterey.com

Photograph courtesy of hawaiitourismauthority.org

Road to Hana, Maui, Hawaii

This 64-mile “Garden of Eden” wonder connects Kahului with historic Hana, but be warned: the road is very winding and narrow in places and passes over 59 bridges, many only one lane wide. Not for the faint of heart. hawaiitourismauthority.org

Photograph by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

Overseas Highway Florida Keys

Definitely one for the bucket list: the southernmost section of U.S. Route 1 is a unique highway stretching 113 miles from Miami to Key West with 42 bridges connecting countless coral islets. fla-keys.com

Photograph courtesy of visitnh.gov

Route 1A, New Hampshire

Known locally as Ocean Boulevard, this is one of New England’s most beautiful drives stretching from Seabrook and alongside the beaches of Hampton and Rye to downtown Portsmouth. visitnh.gov

Photograph courtesy of outerbanks.org

Highway 12, North Carolina

The only north-south highway linking the magnificent Outer Banks to the U.S. mainland, Highway 12 delivers a bounty of coastal experiences along this spectacular chain of windswept barrier islands. outerbanks.org