the scenic route


: a way that is not the fastest way but that has beautiful scenery
We took the scenic route.

Examples of the scenic route in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stories that begin in a certain direction have a habit of taking the scenic route, and, occasionally, swerving excitingly off-piste. Saskia Solomon, New York Times, 25 Apr. 2024 Authorities urged motorists to avoid California’s Highway 1 along the central coast after a section of the scenic route collapsed. Elizabeth Both, NBC News, 1 Apr. 2024 Unlike air travel, most people are content with taking the scenic route at a deliberate pace. Javier Panzar, Los Angeles Times, 7 Mar. 2024 According to Caltrans, about 12,500 to 13,400 commuters drive through the scenic route that will be closed. Salvador Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2024 Art-pop queens Mitski and Lana Del Rey returned with entrancing — and wildly different —records; the former opted for a tight 30, while the latter took the scenic route, wending her way through 77 minutes of genre-hopping experimentation. Jason Lamphier,, 13 Dec. 2023 Spend an hour or two—and perhaps a meal—in Puerto Vallarta, then take the scenic route north. Rebekah Peppler, Condé Nast Traveler, 18 Dec. 2023 Take the scenic route along the Colonial Parkway, a 23-mile drive connecting Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. Meander down the brick walkways and into the shops in Merchants Square. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 1 Nov. 2023 Reschedule outdoor plans where possible, or skip the scenic route on your walk back from work. Haley Weiss, Time, 7 June 2023

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“The scenic route.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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