Big Sur is a must-visit on a California road trip itinerary!

The Ultimate 2 Week California Road Trip Itinerary (Coast, Desert, and Mountains!)

Considering a California road trip? Planning a California road trip itinerary can be challenging and exhilarating at the same time, because the state is so vast, diverse, and jaw-dropping beautiful. Our 2 week California road trip itinerary takes you through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Golden State, from the rugged cliffs of Big Sur to the granite … Read More

Driving Tioga Road Over Tioga Pass in California

Tioga Road: A Beautiful Summer Road Trip at Yosemite National Park

Tioga Road is a spectacularly scenic drive through Yosemite National Park. The drive should definitely be on your itinerary for Yosemite if you visit the park when the road is open. Officially California State Route 120, the Tioga Road drive between Crane Flat and Lee Vining goes over Tioga Pass, the highest highway pass in California. Tioga Road features diverse … Read More

UC Davis Arboretum in Davis CA is one of the easiest day trips from Sacramento you can do!

26 Best Day Trips from Sacramento, CA! (+ Map)

Sacramento is a worthy travel destination in itself, but its strategic location also makes it a great day trip hub. So if you are planning a trip, definitely consider some day trips from Sacramento! Ideas for day trips from Sacramento include a diverse range of Northern California destinations. Explore historic Gold Rush towns, epic natural areas like Lake Tahoe and … Read More

Driving beautiful 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach California

17-Mile Drive: A Scenic Road Trip Through Pebble Beach, California

The 17-Mile Drive through Pebble Beach in Monterey County is one of the most scenic road trips in California. The drive is known for its spectacular setting by the Pacific Ocean. Connecting the towns of Pacific Grove and Carmel-by-the-Sea, the 17-Mile Drive should be at the top of your list of things to do in Monterey. It is also a … Read More

Big Sur in one of California's most scenic drives

25+ Most Beautiful Scenic Drives in California

Looking for scenic drives in California? You will be spoiled for choice, because there are so many spectacular drives all over the Golden State: in national parks, along the coast, and in the desert and mountains. Whether you are looking for a short drive to enjoy the beautiful weather and the bounties of nature near your base in California, or … Read More

Joshua Tree National Park is one of the places you can visit on an LA to Vegas drive.

LA to Vegas Drive: 4 Epic Road Trip Route Ideas (+ Best Stops)!

Planning an LA to Vegas drive? A Los Angeles to Las Vegas road trip can be done via one of multiple routes, and we’ve picked four epic itineraries to share in this article, with descriptions of the best stops on each drive. Anchored by two of the most vibrant cities in the western United States, the road trip between Los … Read More

Lake Tahoe is one of the most popular California weekend getaways.

22 Essential California Weekend Getaways (+ Where to Stay!)

Looking for the most iconic California weekend getaways? There are more places in California for weekend escapes than you can hope to get on a list. The Golden State is full of fun things to do, no matter where you choose to go: desert, redwood forests, mountains, or coast. But if you are looking to visit some of those incredible … Read More

Route 66 at Sunset

Route 66 in California: A Must-Do Road Trip between Needles and Santa Monica!

Considering a road trip along Route 66 in California? The California section of Route 66 runs through magnificent desert terrain and exciting urban landscapes, making for a fabulous road trip. US Route 66 is a bucket-list road trip for many travelers. Immortalized in songs, movies, and books, the road is both historic and romantic. John Steinbeck called it the Migrant … Read More

Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park is one of the must-visit state parks near San Francisco, California

18 Spectacular State Parks Near San Francisco (+ Map!)

Looking for the best state parks near San Francisco to visit? California has a very robust state parks system, with beautiful parks scattered all over the state, and you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to state parks around San Francisco. From mountains to coast and redwood forests to wildlife havens, there are many beautiful California state parks … Read More

Torrey Pines State Reserve is one of the easiest day trips from San Diego you can do!

23 Best Day Trips from San Diego (+ Map!)

Considering some day trips from San Diego? From charming little mountain towns to dramatic desert parks and beautiful beaches to wine country, San Diego is within day trip distance of many exciting places. America’s Finest City has plenty to offer visitors, from the San Diego Zoo and the beautiful gardens at Balboa Park to the stunning Cabrillo National Monument, but … Read More