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    Half-Tank U.S. Drives

    Determined to prove that you can shorten the drives and still enjoy summer, our experts mapped out 15 short weekend road trips that will get you from point A to points B, C, and D in one tank of gas.

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    Half-Tank U.S. Drives - Northeast

    Meander out of Boston and up to Maine for a New England getaway that takes you past scenic lighthouses, such as the Cape Neddick "Nubble Light."

  • Bill Russ/VisitNC.com

    Half-Tank U.S. Drives - Southeast

    Leave your cares behind during a day spent driving through rural North Carolina on your way to Asheville, with a stop at Chimney Rock State Park to stretch your legs on the hiking trails.

  • Missouri Division of Tourism

    Half-Tank U.S. Drives - Midwest

    With a shoreline longer than the coast of California and plenty of boating and fishing opportunities, the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect place to escape Kansas City's summer heat.

  • Utah Office of Tourism

    Half-Tank U.S. Drives - Southwest & Texas

    Southern Utah is awash in reds and oranges and nowhere more so than Zion National Park, which offers countless activities for adventurers of any age.

  • Derek Lohuis/National Park Service

    Half-Tank U.S. Drives - West Coast

    The Channel Islands offer camping, whale and dolphin watching, and the chance to spot rare animal species, making the "American Galapagos" the perfect stop on the way to Santa Barbara.

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