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Famous Highways and Roads from across the World (Part One)

January 13, 2016 Hastings and Hastings

These days, driving is an integral part of human life. We drive on diverse roads, highways, freeways, streets, and bridges. Some of these drives are more interesting, exciting, or even breathtaking than others. Some roads in the world are impressive marvels of human engineering and ingenuity. For the next few blogs, we will look at some of the most famous highways and roads from around the world.

San Francisco, California: Lombard Street

Starting in the United States with Lombard Street located in hilly San Francisco. This iconic section of this street is only 1 block long, but that brief, single block is unlike any other in the world. Called “the world’s most crooked lane,” this section of Lombard Street features 8 insanely sharp hair pin turns. The section of road is also on a very steep hill. Cars almost have to come to a complete stop to navigate each of Lombard Street’s twists and turns.

Las Vegas, Nevada: Las Vegas Boulevard

Las Vegas Boulevard in the City of Sin is lined for miles by towering hotels, brilliant fountains, gorgeous casinos, and some of the finest restaurants in the world. There is something for everyone on Las Vegas Boulevard, from spas, to poker rooms, to nightclubs, to arcades. Don’t turn onto Las Vegas Boulevard if you are intending on getting anywhere quickly. It is always jam packed with taxis, limos, vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

Across the United States: Route 66

When Americans think of famous highways, legendary Route 66 is usually the first one that springs to mind. Once known as America’s Main Street, Route 66 has since been separated from the United States Interstate System. What remains of the highway has been reclassified as a historic route. Today you can take Historic Route 66 all the way from Illinois to Arizona.