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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.

8 National Historic Trail Road Trips

Trace the paths taken by the West’s explorers, migrants, and Native peoples along these National Historic Trails.

Hope Valley: A Sierra Nevada Secret Hideaway

Hope Valley offers natural hot springs; high-desert chaparral abutting craggy ridges; and roads free of traffic jams.

The Ultimate Oregon Coast Road Trip

A road trip from Tillamook to Astoria guarantees spectacular scenery, quaint to quirky beach towns, and great food.

Secrets of Yellowstone National Park

Find the secret spots—and skip the crowds—at America’s original national park.

The Ultimate Coachella Road Trip

Make the drive to Coachella part of the adventure, with Instagram photo ops, iconic eats, and scenic stops to stretch out.

California's Delight-Filled Santa Ynez Valley Road Trip

Savor California's Highway 154 as it passes through food, wine, art and nature destination spots in the Santa Ynez Valley. 

How to Prepare for the Perfect Road Trip

A road trip can go a lot more smoothly if you plan ahead. Here are some tips.

Detouring Off I-5 in Dunsmuir, California

South of Mount Shasta, Dunsmuir delights visitors with good eats, local history, striking natural beauty, and small-town charm. 

Best Stops Along I-80: From Vallejo to Davis

There are plenty of worthy stops to check out on your I-80 road trip from Vallejo to Davis and everywhere in-between.

Drive the Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway

Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway takes travelers back in time to see fossils, petroglyphs, and impressive stretches of road.

The Road Trip of the Future

Cruising up the California coast with his daughter, a father wonders how that drive—and driving itself—will change in the future.

Road Trip: Stops Along Highway 89A to Sedona, Arizona

Where nature lovers savor the red rocks, the hiking, history, and ... haunted hamburgers?