People pet a goat at Harley Farms Goat Dairy, image
fire pit at Ritz hotel with Pacific Ocean in background, image
Sea star and urchins at Fitzgerald Marine Preserve, image
Lobster roll at Sam's Chowder House, image
Loaf of artichoke bread from Arcangeli Grocery, image
Elephant seals on beach at Ano Nuevo State Park, image
Cliffside view of Devil's Slide Trail park, image

San Mateo County’s oceanfront offers big views right in the Bay Area’s backyard.

Readers' Favorite

Russian Gulch State Park, image
secluded cove at Jug Handle State Natural Reserve, image
kayaking at at Van Damme State Park, image
Kayakers enter Cathedral Sea Cave Mendocino, image
Headlands of Jug Handle State Natural Reserve, image
arch bridge Russian Gulch State Park, image
Horseback ride on Ten Mile Beach Mendocino, image

A road trip though Northern California reveals scenic parks and oceanside wonders.

Editors' Pick

Mad River Brewing Blue Lake, image
highway lined with redwoods, image
Trillium Falls Trail Redwood National Park, image
Lighthouse Grill Trinidad waffle cone, image
Fern Canyon Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, image
Eel River Cafe Garberville, image

Find forgotten forests and friendly restaurants in California’s Humboldt County.

Northern California

Enjoy gorgeous scenery, delicious tastes, and colorful history on a road trip from Paso...

Designated a scenic highway in 1991, this gorgeous route was dubbed "From the Valley Oaks...

A drive through California's Sonoma Wine Country yields freshly picked produce, star chefs...

Fine wines, delicious eats, friendly people, great outdoors. Find all that and more in...

A writer and his family drive from Sacramento to Portland on Interstate 5. Their...

Pacific Northwest

Try one of these nine u-pick farms and orchards for the best fruit in the West.

Oregon's Fruit Loop and Idaho's Gem County let you harvest regional fruit from early summer...

The Molalla Country Farm Loop is a bountiful stretch of 21 miles.

Follow the San Juan Islands Scenic Byway to discover Washington's glittering archipelago....

The back roads of Oregon’s fertile valley reveal lush scenery, small-town appeal, and...

Rest of the West

Many cities beyond Portland have embraced mobile gastronomy. Trucks, trailers, and carts...

An exhilarating 50 mile drive in South Dakota takes you past a historic sod home and...

Where do readers like to go on road trips? Anywhere in California, Utah, Oregon, Nevada,...

A twisting road in Idaho, the Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway, overlooks a thundering river,...

If you're driving the Nevada State Route 375, aka the Extraterrestrial Highway, watch out...

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