06/13/2010 11:34 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The COOLEST Road Trip Destinations (PHOTOS)

There's no better time to take a massive road trip than while you're in college. It's a timeless rite of passage, from the days of Kerouac to the days of ... Tom Green.

Regardless, a road trip doesn't just mean driving to the airport and flying to Cancun. America is filled with all kinds fun gems, ranging from its natural wonders to its bustling cities. Check out ways to make your next road trip one to remember by going off the beaten path.

Did we miss a drive-worthy place? Add your own in the comments section.

Cool ROAD TRIP Destinations (PHOTOS)