Looking for adventure? Head out on the highway. Steppenwolf’s anthem for the road trip still gets plenty of motors running because it’s a quintessentially American experience. After all, who hasn’t felt the lure of the celebrated Rt. 66 passing though those legendary Southwestern landscapes. New Mexico is one of the few places left where vestiges of the mythic Mother Road can still be experienced — including Hotel El Rancho. So if you’re looking for classic displays of mid-century neon, lost-to-time diners, and yes, a fun helping of kitschy Americana, then plot a course for Tucumcari, Albuquerque and Gallup.

“Won’t you get hip to this timely tip…
get your kicks on Route 66.”

As sung by Nat King Cole