Los Angeles, California to Seattle, Washington
Distance: 1,377 miles
Cost per ticket: $120
Driving up the Pacific coast is about as classic as American road trips can get. That being said, if you're the lucky one behind the wheel, it's hard (and, ya know, dangerous) to really take in the sights. The Coast Starlight hits all the highlights: the dramatic cliffs along the PCH, Mount Shasta, the San Francisco Bay, Oregon's Cascade mountains, Mount Rainier, and Puget Sound.