Wigwam Motel, 811 W Hopi Dr., Holbrook, AZ. Tel: 928-524-3048. Route 66 lodging molded in the form of stand alone teepees. www.sleepinawigwam.com
Mesa Italiana, 2318 Navajo Blvd., Holbrook, AZ. Tel: 928- 524-6696. Solid Italian eats in a low-key dining room.
Bedrock City, 101 US-180, Williams, AZ. Tel: 928- 635-2600. Kitschy theme park and restaurant molded like the Flintstone’s town of Bedrock. www.bedrockaz.com
Delgadillo’s Snow Cap Drive-In, 301 AZ-66, Seligman, AZ. Tel: 928-422-3291. Kitsch-filled drive-in in a classic Route 66 town.
The Rusty Bolt, 115 AZ-66 Scenic, Seligman, AZ. Tel: 928-422-0106. Souvenir shop along the route. www.rustybolt66.com
El Trovatore Motel, 1440 E. Andy Devine Ave., Kingman, AZ. Tel: 928-753-6520. Fantastic Route 66 survivor with a cool vintage sign and affordable rates. www.eltrovatoremotel.com
Black Bridge Brewery, 421 W. Beale St., Kingman, AZ. Tel: 928-377-3618. Terrific brew house near old downtown Kingman. www.blackbridge.com
Bangkok Thai, 208 W. Andy Devine Ave., Kingman, AZ. Tel: 928-753-1170 Tasty and affordable Thai eatery near downtown Kingman.
Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner, 105 E. Andy Devine Ave., Kingman, AZ. Tel: 928-718-0066. Solid diner bites along the route. www.mrdzrt66diner.com
Route 66 Motel, 195 Main St., Barstow, CA. Tel: 760-256-7866. Inexpensive, but clean motel along the route. www.route66motel.com
RedLine, 131 E. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA. Downtown gay bar serving pub fare. www.redlinedtla.com
Precinct, 357 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA. Tel: 213- 628-3112. Rock ’n’ roll gay bar with live performances and a hip downtown crowd. www.precinctdtla.com
Bar Mattachine, 221 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA. Tel: 213-278-0471. A newish downtown cocktail bar with go-gos on weekends.
Road Trip 66. An indispensable mobile phone app that lists hundreds of Route 66 venues, attractions, and roadside oddities, and uses GPS tracking to allow for turn-by-turn guidance.
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, 12 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL. Tel: 312-940-3552. An old men’s club is reimagined as a hip hotel with a masculine vibe. www.chicagoathletichotel.com
Cozy Dog Drive In, 2935 S 6th St., Springfield, IL. Tel: 217-525-1992. The supposed birthplace of the corn dog. www.cozydogdrivein.com
Cars on the Route, 119 N. Main St., Galena, KS. Tel: 620-783-1366. An old service station that has been meticulously transformed into a lively tourist stop.
Magnolia Hotel, 421 N. 8th St., St. Louis, MO. Tel: 314-436-9000. An elegant and modern hotel in a classic downtown building. www.magnoliahotel.com
Central Table, 23 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO. Tel: 314-449-1600. A tasty restaurant with a gas- tropub vibe in St. Louie’s hip Central West End. www.centraltablestl.com
JJ’s Clubhouse & Bar, 3858 Market St., St. Louis, MO. Tel: 314-535-4100. A gay bar attracting a large contin- gent of bears, otters, etc. www.jjsclubhouse.com
Donut Drive-In, 6526 Chippewa St., St. Louis, MO. Tel: 314-645-7714. A Route 66 classic serving no-frills donuts to large weekend crowds.
Meramec Caverns, 1135 Hwy W., Sullivan, MO. Tel: 573-468-2283. Fascinating caverns and the former hideout of Jesse James. www.americascave.com
Shelly’s Route 66 Café, 402 S Lawrence St., Cuba, MO. Tel: 573-885-6000. Cheap diner eats along the route.
Blue Swallow Motel, 815 E. Rte. 66 Blvd., Tucumcari, NM. Tel: 575-461-9849. Vintage 66 motel in a classic Southwest town. www.blueswallowmotel.com
La Cita, 820 S 1st St., Tucumcari, NM. Tel: 575- 461-7866. A Route 66 diner that forgoes American fare in favor of Mexican classics.
Motel Safari, 722 Rte. 66, Tucumcari, NM. Tel: 575- 461-1048. Another classic motel located along the route. www.themotelsafari.com
KIX on 66, 1102 E. Rte. 66 Blvd., Tucumcari, NM. Tel: 575-461-1966. Classic diner in a midcentury building that wears Route 66 nostalgia on its sleeve. www.kixon66.com
Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen, 555 W. Cordova Rd, Santa Fe, NM. Tel: 505-983-7929. Delicious Mexican food in New Mexico’s hippest city. www.marias-santafe.com
Matador, 116 W. San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM. Tel: 505-984-5050. Rock ’n’ roll hipster bar with a gay-friendly vibe.
El Rey Inn, 1862 Cerritos Rd., Santa Fe, NM. Tel: 505-982-1931. A Route 66 winner molded in clas- sic Santa Fe style. www.elreyinnsantafe.com
Java Junction, 2855 NM-14, Madrid, NM. Tel: 505-438-2772. A teensy café with a hippie vibe. www.java-junction.com
El Rancho Hotel and Motel, 1000 East 66, Gallup, NM. Tel: 505-863-9311. Classic lodging with restaurant, gift shop, and a fantastic “Old Hollywood” vibe.
The Mayo Hotel, 115 West 5th St., Tulsa, OK. Tel: 918-582-6296. Luxury hotel in a terrific downtown setting. www.themayohotel.com
Tulsa Eagle, 1338 E. 3rd St., Tulsa, OK. 918-592- 1188. Classic gay leather bar.
Oklahoma Route 66 Museum, 2229 W. Gary Blvd., Clinton, OK. Tel: 580-323-7866. The mythology of old Route 66 brought to life. www.okhistory.org
National Route 66 Museum, 2717 W. 3rd St., Elk City, OK. Tel: 580-225-6266. Route 66 museum that is part of a larger complex of museums. www.elkcity.com
Chandler Route 66 Interpretive Center, 400 E. 1st St., Chandler, OK. Tel: 405-258-1300. A Route 66 museum in an iconic building. www.route66interpretivecenter.org
POPS, 660 OK-66, Arcadia, OK. Tel: 405-928- 7677. A fun diner serving hundreds of varieties of soda in a retro-diner vibe. www.pops66.com
Oklahoma City National Memorial, 620 N. Harvey Ave., Oklahoma City, OK. A moving tribute to the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing. www.oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org
Big Texan Steak Ranch and Motel, 7701 I-40, Amarillo, TX. Tel: 806-372-6000. Kitschy steak- house and motel with an over-the-top Texan ambience. www.bigtexan.com/motel
Club 212, 212 SW 6th Ave., Amarillo, TX. Tel: 806-372-7997. Downtown gay bar with drag shows, billiards, dance floor, etc.
Midpoint Café, 305 Rte. 66, Adrian, TX. Tel: 615-330-8118. Restaurant and souvenir shop that is also the route’s halfway point. www.route66midpointcafe.com