Road trips are a great opportunity to see and experience an area. With diverse landscapes, stunning sites and historical cities California is the ideal road trip destination. Here is a jam packed two week California trip that will make you want to hit the road.
Start in San Francisco
From history to pop culture to architecture San Francisco has a lot going on. Check out the Golden Gate bridge and near by Golden Gate park, visit Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf. Climb the Coit Tower for some stunning views and make sure to visit twisty Lombard Street. Visit Alcatraz and hop on a cable car for a truly authentic San Francisco experience. In order to see and experience everything San Francisco has to offer plan to spend at least three days in the City by the Bay.
Cruise the Pacific Coast Highway
Head South on Route 1, also known as the Pacific Coast Highway and drive on the edge of sheer cliffs that tower over the Pacific Ocean. The highway is dotted with stunning vistas, state parks, quaint seaside towns and lots of wildlife. Due to severe weather some sections of State Route 1 are closed, so take a detour through SLO CAL. Take time to visit the Hearst Castle and make sure to stop and see the elephant seals. You will need about two days to take your time and see the sites along the Pacific Coast Highway.
Hang Out in Santa Monica
Los Angeles is a big city and the surrounding urban areas are fairly big, too. Staying in Santa Monica gives you the benefit of being close to LA if you want to check out the Walk of Fame, the Hollywood sign or any of the professional sports teams. Santa Monica offers plenty of activities to keep visitors busy, such as the pier and the beach. Plan to spend two days in Santa Monica to see the sites.
Visit National Parks
Leave urban centers behind and venture out to the spectacular natural sites of California. Visit Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley National Park, Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite National Park to take in some amazing views and unique landscapes unlike anything you will see anyplace else in the world. Plan to spend about one week in total exploring all of these parks and nature areas.
Take Your Vacation at Your Speed
Road trips give you the chance to see the sites and experience your vacation at your own speed. You set the pace and spend time seeing what matters to you. Mighway RV makes it possible to travel through California on the ultimate two week trip and see everything the Golden State has to offer.