Here are some of our top reasons why you should head to Route 66: 1. It stretches across eight US states from California to Illinois, a total of 2,451 miles. 2. Its full of neon signs, classic diners and retro motels that will have you feeling as though you have stepped back to the mid 1900s. 3. The history of walking. The Native Americans walked this path in the 1830s, following the Trail of Tears when they were removed from their land; and in the 1930s, families packed up their belongings and walked to California in search of a better life in what is known as the Dust Bowl migration. 4. The small towns. Friendly locals, great food, comfortable modest accommodation – small town America is the best. 5. The quirky. Make a lost and cross off all the crazy things you can see along the way, including the Largest Rocking Chair, the Blue Whale of Catoosa and the Gemini Giant. 6. Classic cars. All the way along the route you’ll find classic cars in most towns, and if you love that idea - a stop at the Route 66 Auto Museum is guaranteed to excite. 7. The views! If you drive along the entire route, you’ll get to enjoy the best views of different cities along the way.