04/10/2013 08:22 am ET Updated May 08, 2013

Best Scenic Drives: The 10 Most Relaxing Coastal Drives In The U.S. & Canada

Driving can be both the most stressful and the most relaxing of activities. While there are few things more frustrating than sitting in traffic on your daily commute, a relaxing scenic drive down winding coastal roads can be truly therapeutic. For a vacation that allows you to explore a new locale while also decompressing, consider heading out to explore one of the U.S. or Canada's many scenic shore-hugging roads.

From Nova Scotia's Cabot Trail to the breathtaking Hana Highway in Maui, click through the slideshow below for 10 coastal road trips in the U.S. and Canada that will melt your stress away.

Tell us: What's your favorite coastal drive? Share your thoughts in the comments below or tweet @HuffPostTravel.