America has long been a country fueled by the idea of travel. All elements of U.S. history seem to involve some degree of exploration, and each of the four distinct regions within the country are home to some of the most stunning and majestic scenery on the planet. There are so many ways to take advantage of hopping in a Hertz rental car and journeying across America to truly get to know the country. From the Appalachian Mountains out east to the desert terrain of Route 66 out west, the Shipwreck Coast of Michigan and the beaches of Florida, there are essential road trips in each region of the U.S.