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.

Views of Mount Shasta from Heart Lake

Driving California's Trinity Scenic Byway

This gorgeous route was dubbed "From the Valley Oaks to the Redwood Coast."
highway 1 running alongside a beach near Half Moon Bay, California

Scenic Coastal Drives from Destination Cities

Leave the city behind for a day of natural beauty and scenic splendor.
Paddle boarders on the tree-lined Russian River near Johnson's Beach.

Road-Trip Along Sonoma County’s Russian River

Explore the region’s small hamlets and roadhouses, each with beach-town vibes and sandy stretches.
A man hikes past the Harding Icefield with the Nunatak peaks in the background in Kenai Fjords National Park.

Road Trip Under Alaska's Midnight Sun

Drive a loop on the Kenai Peninsula from Anchorage to Homer on a weeklong trip.
A father and son put a cooler into the back of an SUV.

How to Pack a Cooler for a Road Trip

Keep your food dry and safely chilled, whether you’re going on a picnic or week-long trip.
Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon at sunset.

10 Scenic Drives in the West

Answer the call of the open road with trips to see rivers, craggy coasts, and mountain passes.
Audi E-Tron SUV on California's Highway 1.

5 Tips for Electric Vehicle Road Trips

From day trips to cross-country ventures, explore the open road in an EV with these helpful tips.
Hedge Creek Falls near Dunsmuir, California

Detouring Off I-5 in Dunsmuir, California

Instead of driving through Dunsmuir, California, pull over and get to know this lovely small town.
Bags are piled up behind an SUV to be loaded into the car before a road trip.

14 Things to do Before You Leave on a Road Trip

Follow these strategies to keep your home safe and have a smooth experience on the road.
A mother and child walk outside at Chico Hot Springs in Pray, Montana with the mountains in the background.

Road-Trip Through Paradise Valley, Montana

Take your time as you snake through the Yellowstone River’s resilient towns.
Mt. Moran overlooks a winding road in Wyoming's Teton National Park.

16 Seasonal Road Trips to Take in 2023

These drives keep the adventures going throughout the year.
the Carquinez Bridge over the Carquinez Strait in Solano County, California.

Best Stops Along I-80: From Vallejo to Davis

Between the Bay Area and Sacramento, Solano County boasts some good spots to explore.
High West Distillery in Wanship, Utah blanketed in snow.

Heber Valley, Utah Road Trip

Get your adrenaline roaring and then soak up the arts and nature on this drive through Utah’s Wasatch Range.
Sunset over a marsh at Moss Landing State Park, California.

Road Trip California's Highway 152 From Gilroy to Moss Landing

California's Highway 152 takes you through vast vineyards, towering redwoods, and coastal views.
view of the bay area and san francisco bay from mt. tamalpais.

Mount Tam and Mill Valley Day Trip

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