Driving the famed Highway 1 is an experience all in itself, but if you have the time to stop and enjoy the scenery, that makes it even better! Here are some suggestions to make sure you fit as much into your day in Big Sur as possible! Get an early start because you have a … Read more How to Spend One Day in Big Sur: Day Trip Guide from the Bay Area
In a place as beautiful as Yosemite National Park, it’s hard to use superlatives. However, I think that some of Yosemite’s greatest sights lie not in Yosemite Valley, but along Tioga Road. You shouldn’t miss it when visiting Yosemite! Tioga Road is also known as Highway 120 or State Route 120. It connects the Western … Read more Driving Tioga Pass: 10 Best Stops on Yosemite’s Tioga Road
There is no denying that Los Angeles and Big Sur are two of the most iconic destinations in California (if not the entire state). These two places showcase the diversity of the Golden State beautifully, from its perpetually sunny sandy beaches fringed with palms to its rugged coastline hugged by fog. While both LA and … Read more The Big Sur to LA Drive: 9 Central California PCH Stops You Don’t Want to Miss!
The Pacific Coast Highway has landed itself on so many people’s bucket lists and it’s not hard to figure out why! The views of the ocean are endless, the cute coastal towns are in abundance, and marine life can be seen around every corner — otters, elephant seals, and gray whales, oh my! In reality, … Read more The 8 Best Stops Along the San Francisco to Big Sur Drive
There are so many places to explore in California, but only a few really capture the essence of everything wonderful the Golden State has to offer. Big Sur is one of those few. Travelers take Highway 1 (the only accessible road) along 90 miles of California coastline between Carmel and San Simeon to experience all … Read more Your Weekend in Big Sur Itinerary: How to Nail a Big Sur Road Trip
If you think a Hwy 395 road trip is no more than the byway to get you from Los Angeles to the ski slopes of Mammoth Mountain, think again. This historical corridor has a bounty of unique and fascinating Eastern Sierra road trip stops along Highway 395 (less commonly known as US 395). From mountain … Read more Highway 395 Road Trip Itinerary: The Eastern Sierras in 10 Perfect Stops
The Pacific Coast Highway is up there with the most beautiful drives in the world. Snaking all the way up the U.S.’s west coast, the Pacific Coast Highway stretches 1,675 miles from California to Washington, starting in San Diego, CA and ending in Olympia, WA (or vice versa). The most commonly driven part of the … Read more 50 Essential Pacific Coast Highway Stops: From San Diego to Seattle
At first glance, a road trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas might not have much appeal. A map will show the route is surrounded by not much other than barren land. But contrary to popular belief, there are many unique places to stop at during the drive from LA to Vegas! From the second-largest meteorite … Read more Los Angeles to Las Vegas Road Trip: 17 Best Stops to Make On the Drive!
I may be — OK, correction, I definitely am biased — but Northern California has it all. Towering coastal redwoods hugged in fog, bubbling sulfurous geothermal pits in a volcanic landscape, pristine turquoise alpine lakes hemmed by pines: these are just a few of the diverse things you’ll see on a Northern California road trip. … Read more The Ultimate Northern California Road Trip Itinerary (By a NorCal Native)
If you’re hoping to see more of California, there’s no better way to see more of the Golden State than by hitting the open road! California is one of America’s best states for road tripping, with everything from scenic coastal highways to steep mountain hairpins and stunning desert desolation. I’ve written this guide to best … Read more 12 Best California Road Trips For Your Bucket List