Free Maps and Travel Guides – New for 2020

Looking for free paper maps by mail? This is the guide for you.

Though most people these days have a GPS, a paper map does come in handy. Mishaps take place, things get broken, and signals get lost. Not to mention, some folks just like using maps.

Thankfully, many states offer free state highway maps and travel guides by mail.

Today’s travel guide packets often arrive in your mailbox, with a highway map, a book or magazine, historical information and sometimes coupons for dinners or lodging. State tourism boards have upped their game!

Free Paper Maps by Mail – US Maps

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Virginia | Travel Guide
West Virginia

It is important to note that you should give yourself some lead time when requesting maps and guides. It may take a few weeks for processing time.

Canadian Maps and Travel Guides

Other Free Maps, Guides and Brochures

AAA Maps & TourBooks

Does AAA still give free maps?

If you are a AAA member, they do provide maps at the office locations. And, when logged in to the website, you can request maps and TourBooks be mailed to your home.

Does AAA still give free maps?

If you are a AAA member, they do provide maps at the office locations. And, when logged in to the website, you can request maps and TourBooks be mailed to your home.

Free AAA Maps and Tour Books Order form

If you’re in a hurry, AAA also offers printable maps online.

More Free Map Resources and Tips

Don’t forget! Highway welcome centers are a great resource for free maps. Plus, there are often brochures for local attractions and sometimes local scenic drives. These displays are worth a look.


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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14 Responses

  1. soth says:

    Obrigado oh wise one 🙂

  2. Awesome resource! Thanks for posting.

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      Glad you guys find it useful!

      I still firmly believe you get a better ride going when you can use a paper map coupled with a GPS. We really put this to the test in Italy. We used GPS when looking for something specific in a city like Milan. But each night, we broken out our ragged map & a highlighter and used that for riding each day. The “view” was so much greater for routing on the fly.

      I had a bunch of these links saved. I was inspired to share them by soth – so thanks for the push!

  3. Shybiker says:

    Very useful. I love paper maps. It’s good to have a general sense of where you are and not rely on a voice without a head for directions.

  4. Cynthia says:

    Wow, this is indeed useful! I will be on a riding trip with some of my friends. it will be my first time to lead them and I do really need maps and while searching online, I found your site and this is the best resource ever. thanks for sharing this!

  5. Cadillac Jack says:

    I’ve found some real gems from this site:

    just click on your state, to locate: twisty, sweepers, and scenic roads. You can also add roads.

  6. k reed says:

    Your new york link is bad here is a good one

  7. Marrianne R says:

    Does anyone have any links to Great Britian, Scotland, Australia paper maps?? I lived in GB, and visited Scotland and Australia. I’ve also visited about 40 states here, and will be using maps as flooring material in my cottage (look up paper bag floors, you’ll see what I’m going to do with maps instead) and need all the free maps I can get! Thanks in advance!

  8. Hank says:

    At times I do need a map. Great resource here, thank you. Might need to link over to this from my blog.

  9. Lauren Price says:

    Thanks muchly! We homeschool and are beginning a road trip through the entire US. Im location state maps as well as a US map. this is so helpful!!
    Although your Alabama link goes no where. Nor can I find Alabama state map anywhere.

  10. Kim jones says:

    Please send me a copy of the state map for each of the 50states.
    Kim jones
    233 Cedar St
    Apt 2
    Tamaqua Pa 18252

  11. George socash says:

    Please send me a free PA map cand afford one

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