Spotlight

Drakes Beach, Point Reyes, Calif., image

The Point Reyes area provides a perfect getaway with its tranquil beaches, local foods and high-quality crafts. 

Readers' Favorite

Rustic entry steps and door to Deetjen's Big Sur Inn, image
Shawarma pork buns at Jeninni Kitchen & Wine Bar, Pacific Grove, image
View looking south along Bixby Bridge in Big Sur, image
Roast beef sandwich on a bagel at Big Sur Roadhouse, image
Plate of grilled octopus at La Balena in Carmel, image
Draft beer in a can-shaped glass at Alvarado Street Brewery in Monterey, image
Library-like entry room at Restaurant 1833 in Monterey, image
Coffee and doughnut on outdoor table at Big Sur Bakery, image

Where to pull over for the best eats on the way to the big beautiful coast.

Editors' Pick

Kings Canyon seen from Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, image
red car on road in Yosemite with view from Glacier Point, image
looking skyward at sequoias in Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park, image
the House Group, a stand of sequoias in Sequoia National Park, image

A spectacular three-day central California driving tour takes in the jewels of the Sierra: Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks.

Northern California

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...

One of the West's most beautiful stretches of coast charms hikers, bohemians, literary...

Fresh oysters, pony rides, and whale sightings are just a few of the possibilities along...

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

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...

Find Basque eats, big wildlife, sweet lakes, and tall trees on a dream highway from...

Answer the call of the open road with seven trips to see mighty rivers, red rock country,...

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