California: Road Trip Paradise
There's no place quite like California for an epic road trip.
Scroll on to dream up your next vacation, built from trip and experience ideas that showcase different takes on the legendary California story. Travel through upscale coastal towns, vibrant cities and charming neighborhood districts to discover rich history, unique culture and outdoor wonders. Surf, hike, dine, sip and play your way through California.
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California Fun on the Water: Dana Point
California Fun on the Water: Big Bear Lake
California Fun on the Water: Santa Barbara
California Fun on the Water: San Luis Obispo County
Southern California Road Trip: San Diego
Southern California Road Trip: Greater Palm Springs
Southern California Road Trip: Anaheim
Southern California Road Trip: West Hollywood
Northern California Mountain Loop: San Francisco
Northern California Mountain Loop: Yosemite Mariposa County
Northern California Mountain Loop: Mono County
Northern California Mountain Loop: Yosemite Madera County
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What makes a trip up the Pacific Coast Highway is the sheer variety it offers – in views, activities, urban attractions and natural wonders.
For an epic road trip, there’s no place quite like California.
It’s hard to imagine a more iconic beach road trip than the one along California’s coast.
There’s no doubt about it – California is one of the most distinctive, iconic and diverse states in all of the USA.
There is no wrong way to road trip in California. This trip starts north in South Lake Tahoe and winds its way south all the way to Pasadena, with hidden gems and unexpected places along the journey.
Everything you’ve heard about California is true.
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United Stories: Riding Through California
Professional cyclists Freddie Rodriguez and Jens Voigt provide an inside look at the Amgen Tour of California, which passses through the state's most iconic highways and coastlines from Sacramento to Pasadena.