Where to Eat, Visit, and Stay on Your Route 66 Adventure
The adventure and trail-blazing excitement of Route 66 continues to captivate people around the world. This legendary road runs from Chicago to Los Angeles and passes through some well-known places to eat, visit, and stay. If you are looking for some classic displays of neon signs, middle-of-nowhere truck stops, and traditional American eateries, “get your kicks on Route 66”!
Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch
Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch is a man-made collection of steel poles with bottles stuck on them. This unique piece of artwork is not only visually interesting to walk through, but a wonderful place to photograph.
Inside this one-of-a-kind store is an amazing collection of antiques for competitive prices. Make sure you allocate some time for browsing because the selection is quite large and you will want to take your time unearthing some great finds.
Steel Truss Bridge
This old steel bridge was constructed back in the 1930s and displays great craftsmanship and engineering. You will even be able to see some of the original rivets they used to hold everything in place. The bridge spans Mojave River, and if you are interested in taking some pictures, there are pull outs on the South side where you can pose for your photoshoot.
Emma Jean Hollands Burgers
This historic restaurant has all the Route 66-charm you could want. Foodies should also take note that the restaurants’ “Trucker Special” was featured on the popular Food Network show, “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.” This sandwich is loaded with tender meat, Ortega chili, bacon, and melted cheese.
Old Town Route 66 Sign
Because you need at least one picture with this sign in the background.
Route 66 Museum
This museum houses lots of historical artifacts from different periods on the road. It also has a picture of all the historic attractions along the Southern California stretch, so if you are an ambitious traveler, you can aim to visit all these landmarks as well.
Ayres Hotel Barstow
Whenever you need a break from your road trip along Route 66, experience the best of Barstow, California at the Ayres Hotel Barstow. Not only is this Ayres Hotel conveniently located along Route 66, but it also boasts comfortable accommodations near some of the area’s most compelling attractions. It is in route to the bright lights and lively scene of Las Vegas, the famed Outlets at Barstow, and Calico Ghost Town to name a few.