California Road Trips

California Road Trips

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From San Diego to the Redwoods in Humboldt County, we can help you figure out where to stay, eat and what to do on your next California road trip. Local Getaways offers local knowledge, including ways to volunteer, take your EV on the road and what we consider some of the most scenic road trips in the most beautiful state. Traveling with Fido? We have loads of dog-friendly options, too.

Love getting in — or just being near — the water? We’ll get you there with articles on Big Sur, the Mendocino Coast and Santa Barbara.

Nature lovers, we’ve got you covered from Death Valley to Lassen National Park and plenty of other scenic spots in between

History buffs Bodie, California’s iconic bridges and historic train rides and museums, as well as a rundown of all California Missions — are just a few options for those who enjoy California history.

Foodies — we didn’t forget you — we’ve researched under the radar food towns in the Bay Area, the Sonoma artisan food scene and did the hard job of going on a food-focused, Wine Country girls trip.

You can also visit out What to Do in Northern California and Southern California pages for all the latest activities, or to figure out which annual events to plan your trip around.

Road Trips to the Ocean, Lakes and Rivers

Road Trips for History Buffs

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