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.

Large field of poppies at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, California at sunset.

Where to Stop on I-5, from Sacramento to Los Angeles

Stretch your legs, grab a snack, and take a break at these spots along Interstate 5 in California.
Lake Como in Montana's Bitterroot Valley on a winter's day.

Road-Trip Through Montana’s Bitterroot Valley

In-the-know locals treasure the valley as a place to relax, explore, and refresh any season of the year.
The sun sets behind a shade structure at Dark Sky RV Park and Campground in Kanab, Utah.

Beautiful Places to Park an RV or Van in the West

Spend the night at these cool spots, from wineries to golf courses and all types of venues in between.
Nanci and Skip Williams outside of their 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia along a river in California.

What’s Van Life Really Like?

AAA Members reveal the perks and potential pitfalls of going mobile.
Exterior view of the Taliesin West World Heritage building.

Midcentury Modern Road Trip

Cruise through Arizona, California, and Nevada to see some of the West’s best-known architecture.
Lost Lake Trail in the Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming.

7 Best Day Trips for Fall Fun

Skip the summer traffic and crowds with these activity-filled road trips.
Two road-trippers pose under the Extraterrestrial Highway sign in Nevada.

Road Trip on Nevada’s Extraterrestrial Highway

The truth is out there, possibly on this quiet stretch of State Route 375.
California Highway 99 interchange in the Central Valley.

Great Stops Along California's Quirky Highway 99

Known for its Dust Bowl history, Highway 99 offers travelers a quirky drive down an important road.
Tamales and sides on a plate from Tumerico in Tucson, Arizona.

4 Arizona Road Trips for Food Lovers

From a taco bike tour to a foraged feast, these gastronomic getaways will satisfy your cravings.
The Organ sandstone rock tower seen along Arches Scenic Drive with dramatic storm clouds looming overhead in Arches National Park, Moab, Utah.

7 Quiet, Less-Traveled National Park and Preserve Roads

Find unparalleled views without the packed overlooks and unending lines of cars.
Sun peeks over Mount Lemmon in Arizona.

5 Summer Day Trips in Arizona

Cruise to cooler climes with these easy-breezy itineraries.
Downtown Placerville, California at dusk.

7 Summer Road Trips to Escape the Crowds

Take the road less traveled to these quieter destinations.
Hikers on a boardwalk in Cathedral Grove in MacMillan Provincial Park on Victoria Island.

3-Day Road Trip on Vancouver Island, B.C.

From Victoria to Tofino, explore the best the island has to offer.
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.