Start California Dreaming with these Cali Road Trip Ideas
Whether it’s the coastal pullouts along Highway 1, the grandeur of the Sierra Nevada, or the barren beauty of Death Valley, California road trips will never leave you with nothing to do. With over 120 National and State Parks to choose from, you can easily spend weeks checking out coastal redwoods, bagging mountain peaks, rafting raging rivers, or just chillin’ outside your campervan watching the sun crash-land every night into the Pacific Ocean. These classic road-tripping routes soak in enough epic scenery to make each deliciously slow, winding mile of your detour worthwhile.
California has so much to offer in fact, that we’re just going to name a few of our favorite spots in this rundown and leave it to Sunset Magazine and Roadtrippers.com to do all the heavy lifting for us. We’ve split our California road trip itinerary into two routes–western and eastern–with optional side trips included along the way. Experience it all in an Escape campervan.