As you daydream about your next great American road trip adventure, consider steering your trusty vehicle toward the most classically All-American states in the nation. But what does it mean to be All-American?
Well, according to Viator, it’s a blend of things, both good and, uh, less good. Not only did the tour company take into consideration the number of monuments, landmarks, National Park Service sites, and percentage of homeowners, but it also considered the density of fast food restaurants. Hey, they’re not wrong there!
Take a look below at the five most All-American States and decide if any of these beacons of American ideals are suitable for your next road trip. There’s something undeniably charming about classic, old-fashioned Americana, and you’ll feel it in each of these places.
Most All-American States, According to Viator
1. Pennsylvania: The Birthplace of the Nation
Massachusetts, Delaware, and New Jersey all have their spot in early American history, but no place is as revered as Philadelphia when it comes to identifying the birthplace of the United States of America. Nestled in the heart of the Northeast, Pennsylvania claims the top spot on Viator’s list with a compelling blend of historical gravitas and contemporary charm.
Viator granted The Keystone State an All-American Score of 9.05/10, taking into consideration that 70% of the state’s population own their own homes and that there are 19 national park sites, 169 historical landmarks, 36 sporting venues, and over 200 campgrounds. You can travel affordably throughout PA and see the blueprints of the nation unfurled.
From the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia to the steel-clad skyline of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a tapestry of stories that have shaped the nation. Venture through Gettysburg’s hallowed fields or indulge in the bucolic beauty of the Amish countryside. The ghosts of Washington’s troops can be felt with every chilly breeze in Valley Forge.
Philadelphia is the country’s sixth-largest city, but you would be hard-pressed to find anyone say that it’s not the largest in attitude. Philadelphia sports fans are the most passionate in America – where else do they grease the light poles to discourage climbers and proudly sing “We’re from Philly, no one likes us, no one likes us, we don’t care!” to the tune of “My Darling Clementine”?