Three-quarters of American travelers consider food and dining to be an important part of their vacation experience — and for good reason. From coast to coast, the United States is a culinary dream, with each state offering its own unique assortment of satisfying local staples.
No longer content to simply dine at an amazing restaurant or two, more and more hungry travelers are taking advantage of food and booze trails — state-specific collections of restaurants, bars and shops dedicated to a signature food or drink. From a bourbon journey in Kentucky to a cheese trek in California, these trails promise a culinary experience like no other.
The following 15 trails across the nation are the best of the best. Don't forget to pack your stretchy pants.