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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.

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.

California Highway 49 Road Trip

Experience the state's frontier spirit between Nevada City and Coloma on Highway 49.

California Central Coast Road Trip Around Paso Robles

Enjoy gorgeous scenery, delicious tastes, and colorful history on a road trip from Paso Robles to Hearst Castle.

8 Ways to Love Every Minute of Your Next Road Trip

Readers share why they love road trips.

10 Charming Coastal Towns in the West

Via readers share their favorite coastal spots for soft sand, stellar seafood, and epic views.

Where the West Is Weird

Make your next road trip a little more fun with a stop at one of these Western oddities.

Where the Joshua Trees Grow

This road trip through the Southern California desert winds through two national parks, sand dunes, and even a ghost town.

Highway 1 Road Trip: San Francisco to Santa Cruz

This Highway 1 road trip from San Francisco to Santa Cruz is ideal for a day trip or a stopover when driving the entire coast.

Great Stops Along California's Quirky Highway 99

Here's the scoop on the best attractions, interesting towns, and quick stops along Highway 99 in the Central Valley.

Death Valley Road Trip: Vegas to Mt. Charleston

As temperatures dip, discover how this desert road trip—from Las Vegas through Death Valley and Mt. Charleston—comes to life.