Road Trips

From Route 66 to California's Highway 1, discover the best road trips in the West. Get road trip ideas, plan your route, and learn about road trip essentials to make your journey as epic as the destinations along the way.

Road Trip Highway 1 From Golden Gate Bridge to Bodega Bay

Fresh oysters, pony rides, and whale sightings are just a few of the possibilities along this stretch of California’s Highway 1.

Scenic Coastal Drives from Destination Cities

A city vacation need not be all urban bustle. Hit the road for a natural beauty break.

Pilgrim Road Trip Around Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Visit Cape Cod, the Massachusetts peninsula where the Pilgrims first set foot in their new home.

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail Road Trip Itinerary

Journey through southern Arizona along the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.

How to Pack the Car for a Road Trip

Know the smart ways to pack your stuff in the car before you take off on a road trip this summer.

Great Food Stops on I-5

From Oregon to Southern California on Interstate 5. What to eat? A writer gives their best bets. 

10 Best Places to Stop Along Highway 101

From south to north, from secret beaches to succulent barbecue, these roadside diversions demand a stop.

Highway 101: The Ultimate West Coast Drive

From Los Angeles to Puget Sound, Highway 101 is the ultimate Pacific Coast drive. 

6 Gateway Towns to the West's Best National Parks

From Groveland, California, to Jackson, Wyoming, don't forget about the towns nearby national parks on your next adventure.

Arizona's Old West Highway Salsa Trail

A road trip through southeast Arizona serves up a taste of the region's spicy flavors and unique history.

Columbia River Gorge Road Trip

Enjoy waterfalls and more while driving the Columbia River Gorge along the Oregon-Washington border.

Mount Tam and Mill Valley Day Trip

The slopes of Marin County’s signature peak offer sky-high views plus fine food and films.