On the road’s 83rd anniversary, an “end of the trail” sign was erected at the Santa Monica Pier, a more convenient if not historically accurate terminus.
U.S. 1 stretches 2,000 miles from Maine to Florida. For much of the way it is distinctive for its lack of distinction. But amid the fast-food chains, discount stores and parking lots of its strip malls lies the occasional exception.
Originally saved in Times File on Dec 29, 2007
Many connoisseurs of the highway are championing the use of slow roads — back roads with scenery and history — instead of faceless Interstates. The idea emphasizes savoring local detail and culture.
Originally saved in Times File on Aug 5, 2007
Route 66 aficionados hope that the restoration of one of the most famous stops for travelers along the highway, Roy’s Motel and Cafe in Amboy, Calif., will anchor a revival of motel culture and Route 66 tourism.
Originally saved in Times File on Jun 13, 2007