Scenic, Holiday and Theme Routes

10 August 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon voyage Reading Time:  4 minutes



A scenic route is a specially designated road or waterway that travels through an area of natural or cultural beauty.

A holiday route is a road which is marketed as particularly suited for tourists. Tourist highways may be formed when existing roads are promoted with traffic signs and advertising material. Some tourist highways such as the Blue Ridge Parkway are built especially for tourism purposes. Others may be roadways enjoyed by local citizens in areas of unique or exceptional natural beauty. Still others are former main roads, only designated as “scenic” after most traffic bypasses them.   read more…

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