Set These Goals to Travel U.S. Route 1

Spanning 2,377 miles from Fort Kent, Maine, to Key West, Florida, driving on the historic U.S. Route 1 is a classic road trip filled with exciting points of interest and breathtaking vistas. Set this budget to help you save to see the best places along the way.
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Moody's Diner

Located in Waldoboro, Maine, this eating establishment has been bustling with customers since 1927. Moody’s serves up classic New England fare such as fried Maine clam strips, corn chowder, and haddock. Make sure you save room for some four-berry pie. There’s no shame in putting whatever’s left uneaten in a to-go box for the road. If you’re looking for a place to shack up for the night, Moody’s also offers accommodations at its small motel.

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Dinner at Moody's Diner
$40

USS Albacore Museum

Stop by the USS Albacore Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to check out a real-life submarine. It was used by the Navy as a testing ground to develop modern subs. Not only do you get to crawl through and explore the museum on a self-guided tour, but you’ll learn what life was like for its crew members.

USS Albacore Museum admission
$30

The Evolution Store

If you’ve decided to spend some time in The Big Apple, you can skip the more touristy destinations and stop by The Evolution Store, which is filled with curios and natural history collectibles. You’ll find specimens of every order acquired from museums, skeletons dangling from the ceiling, and butterflies lining the walls. You might want to spring for something to take home as a keepsake. Even if you don’t buy anything, it makes for a fun photo op.

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Evolution Store collectibles
$100

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Known as “The Land of the Trembling Earth,” this glorious refuge in Georgia boasts teeming wildlife and a rich history. Take a car tour down Swamp Island Drive, explore the wilds of Okefenokee on one of the canoe trails, or check out historical sites such as the Chesser Island Homestead, a 592-acre island.

Entry to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
$60

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

If you’re a water bunny, you’ll definitely want to check out the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, Florida. At the first underwater park in the U.S., you’ll get to explore 70 nautical square miles of the Atlantic brimming with coral reefs and an abundance of sea life. Bring your snorkeling or scuba gear or sign up for a snorkeling tour to check out the Christ of the Abyss, which is a towering, 8 ½-foot-tall, 4,000-pound statue of the son of God.

Entry to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
$90

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