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.

How to Pack the Car for a Road Trip

Follow these smart tips to save space, get organized, and keep everyone safe and comfortable.

Hit the Road for a Marin County Day Trip

A one-day road trip with beachside strolls, farm-fresh food, and small-town treasures.

How to Plan and Prepare for the Perfect Road Trip

Get the most out of your next road trip with these steps.

8 Tips for a More Sustainable Road Trip

Reduce the impact and cost of your summer getaway.

7 Scenic Waterfall Road Trips

The ultimate road trip prize? A stunning cascade. Here’s where to find them.

Sierra Nevada Day Trips

On your way to the snow, detour for wine, gold, and giant sequoias.

Where to Eat Along the California Coast from Big Sur to Monterey

Pull over for the best eats along California's Central Coast.

California Redwood Country Stops and Sights

Find forgotten forests and friendly restaurants in California’s Humboldt County.

8 Top Road Trips in the West

Where do readers like to go on road trips? Read about great destinations with fun stops in the West.

Mount Diablo and Danville: A Magic Winter or Spring Day Trip

The cool season is the time to visit two East Bay high points—Diablo and Danville.

Driving Haunted Route 66

Visit unique stops along Route 66 where more than tourists get their kicks.

California's Highway 128: Visiting the Anderson Valley

Travel in picturesque serenity from Cloverdale to Albion through a tree-lined “tunnel to the sea.”