In this section you'll find the various recommendations made by members of the Driving Route 66 community.

Start planning your trip now: (1) Select your direction of travel (2) Filter by category (3) Filter by state(s)

  • Select direction of travel

  • Filter by Category

  • Filter by State(s)

Something missing?

Don't forget you can also submit a recommendation for a motel, attraction, bar or restaurant to other members of the Driving Route 66 community.

Chain of Rocks Bridge, St Louis

Chain of Rocks Bridge, St Louis

The bridge was, for a time, the path used by Route 66 to cross over the Mississippi river. It’s most notable feature is the 22-degree bend occurring at the middle. The bridge now only carries walking and biking trails over the river although, in June 2003, Trailnet granted special permission to Hampton Inn’s “Save-A-Landmark” Route 66… Read More

Comfort Inn, Santa Monica

Comfort Inn, Santa Monica

It’s a Comfort Inn so you know what you’re getting here – it’s a good basic hotel that’s far enough away from the beach if that’s not your thing but not so far that it can’t be reached by foot (although expect a half hour walk). Complementary continental breakfast and free internet access are always welcome,… Read More

Country Classic Cars, Staunton

Country Classic Cars, Staunton

Country Classic Cars started as a weekend hobby for a Midwest farmer. When a piece of land along Interstate 55, just off the path of Historic Route 66, became available, Country Classic Cars acquired the land for not only a large display of classic cars and trucks, but also a garage/service area, inside showroom, and… Read More

Cozy Dog Drive-In, Springfield

Cozy Dog Drive-In, Springfield

The Cozy Dog Drive-In is the home of the one and only “Cozy Dog.” The Cozy Dog is a delicious hot dog on a stick that is found nation-wide at many county and state fairs and is a speciality of this Drive-In. The restaurant features Route 66 memorabilia and it also features a gift shop… Read More

Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Cyrus Avery is often credited as the “Father of Route 66” for both his work in creating the route whilst a member of the Federal Highway System, and for his role is establishing the US Highway 66 Association in order to pave and promote the route. The Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza, located on Southwest Boulevard at… Read More

Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket, Willowbrook

Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket, Willowbrook

Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket in Willowbrook, Illinois, started life as a simple sandwich counter in a gas station on Route 66. In 1946, following the purchase of the building next door, it was up-scaled to it’s current form and has been boasting excellent food and service to Route 66 travelers ever since. This iconic restaurant… Read More

Drury Inn & Suites, Springfield

Drury Inn & Suites, Springfield

The Drury Inn & Suites in Springfield, Illinois, is not your traditional Route 66 accommodation by any means, but this hotel comes highly rated and provides weary travelers with many creature comforts. Although slightly further outside the downtown area than other hotels, this hotel offers a pool and hot-tub, free internet access, free breakfast, and free… Read More

El Rancho Hotel and Motel, Gallup, NM

El Rancho Hotel and Motel, Gallup, NM

The El Rancho Hotel and Motel was opened in 1937 as a base for movie productions by the brother of film director D.W. Griffith. It was the temporary home for many Hollywood movie stars including Ronald Reagan, Spencer Tracy, Kirk Douglas, Katharine Hepburn and John Wayne! According to author Russell A. Olsen, “As you enter… Read More

El Rey Inn, Santa Fe, New Mexico

El Rey Inn, Santa Fe, New Mexico

This historic Santa Fe hotel, opened in 1936, offers 86 delightfully different and charming rooms, including spacious suites with fireplaces & kitchenettes. Built on the original Route 66, El Rey Inn’s guests enjoy modern amenities, friendly service, five-acre garden including whirlpool and sauna, and a Southwestern style that is particularly memorable. Situated only minutes away from… Read More

Enchanted Trails RV Park, Albuquerque

Enchanted Trails RV Park, Albuquerque

“Enchanted Trails is located right on Route 66 on the west side of Albuquerque. They offer 20 Full Electric and Water sites and 115 Pull Through sites… but coolest of all are the 6 Vintage trailers that they rent for anywhere from $46 to $66 per night.” “We stayed in Della, a 1974 Silver Streak appropriately decorated… Read More