Some of the most popular rest stops in the U.S. are in Bear Lake, Utah on U.S. Route 89, Patagonia Arizona on State Highway 82, southern Vermont on Interstate 91, and Beckley, West Virginia at exit 45 of Interstate 77. These places are popular for great views and wildlife sightings, pet accommodations and family friendly activities.
The Bear Lake Rest Stop and Overlook in Bear Lake, Utah is part of Cache National Forest. This rest stop has beautiful views of the lake and mountains and a short scenic trail. The rest stop just south of Patagonia, Arizona attracts bird watchers from all over the country. The rare rose-throated becard can be sighted there, as well as broad-billed hummingbirds, canyon wrens and Bell's vireos. These birds nest in the sycamores along the Sonoita Creek, and visitors can walk adjacent to the creek to catch sightings of these birds.
The Guilford Welcome Center on Interstate 91 in Vermont was the first welcome center on a federal highway. The center provides a lot of information about the state and extensive pet-friendly grounds. It also has free WiFi and samples of maple-sugar candy. The Tamarack Tourist Information Center, in Beckley, West Virginia, has a drive-in diner like the ones of the 1950s. There are also crafts for sale, live performances and films.