Route 66 Daily Roundup – Leg 4

Missouri

Welcome to my Route 66 Daily Roundups. Throughout the course of my cross-country adventure with Marriott International and vehicle sponsor Nissan USA, I will be sharing the highlights from each leg of the trip. To see all of the Daily Roundups please click here.

To read about the inspiration for this epic drive, please check out this post.

Day 4: Springfield, Missouri to Oklahoma City

Some days on Route 66 are longer than others, and driving all the way from Springfield, Missouri to Oklahoma City was a trek. However, it was also a really fun day on the Mother Road, starting out with some explorations of Springfield itself. A city with a long and impressive history, visitors can find signs of that past all around the historic downtown, including plenty of Route 66 related stops.

One aspect of the drive that made it a little unusual was our brief foray into Kansas. Route 66 only runs through a few miles of the state, but they’ve done their best to show off what can be found in the 15 minutes or so drivers are there. From a “Cars” themed stop to a gorgeous arch bridge, I quickly found myself liking the state. But most of the day belonged to Oklahoma, starting off with flatlands before ending up in hilly forests. Giant Blue Whales, delicious burgers and some of the nicest people I’ve met so far on the drive, Oklahoma has been very good to us.

Since it was such a long day of driving, I was thrilled to check into the gorgeous Aloft Oklahoma City Downtown – Bricktown. This trendy, design-forward hotel was just what I needed to help me not only get some work done, but relax and recharge for the next day.

Friday is another long day, but it should be just as fun as we cross the border into Texas and spend the night in Amarillo.

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By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer. Also follow Matt on Twitter, Facebook and

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