California Road Trips
There is truly no better way of exploring the nooks and crannies of California than a road trip around the country. The wide open spaces, the endless views and even the wildlife, and of course the beautiful mountains all make for some of the best memories that one can take with them. From the big cities to the desert expanses, the road trips here are all that and a bag of chips.
For any motorist, the idea of taking a trip with the family or your group, to someplace exotic such as Las Vegas, Miami, New Orleans, Miami or even California is bound to be the experience of a lifetime. But for your adventurous streak this should be the trip of a lifetime.
For just some inspiration of what is possible with a road trip in California you only need to take a look at this list of some of the best road trips in California.
1. California Highway 62
This one is possibly one of the best roads trips in California that you can take. This is by far one of the most popular ones for those who love a challenge. You will travel from Ontario to Las Vegas across some truly beautiful stretches of the California. And by beautiful we mean that in the best possible way. There are numerous rest camps on this road trip, and this can be possibly the easiest road trip of all times. But this is more like an artform than a trip that can be easy. There are plenty of opportunities for gas pinches and tire rot, but at least you will get to see the truly incredible scenery of California.
2. California Highway 395
There are loads of California 395 road trips out there. This one will be the ideal choice if you like big open spaces, and you will be travelling in either the summer or winter. In the summer version you will be driving in the Central Valley, and in the winter you will be travelling in the Sierra Nevada. What you need to bring will vary depending on which version you take. If you want to take the summer version, you will need to bring the heated outside, snow chains, and chains. If you are planning to take the Sierra version, you can bring chains, mats and blankets as well as the heated outside. However, the winter version will require the car to be lowered. If you decide to take the winter version, you will need to take everything you need as specified in the version you take.
3. California Highway 1
For many people taking this trip will be a trip to remember. California Highway 1 will take you from Los Angeles to San Diego, as well as the rest of the state and beyond. In the summer version, you will be driving in the San Joaquin Valley and the Mojave Desert. In the winter version, you will be driving through the Sierra Nevada and along California Highway 1. This will be the trip that will ensure you a trip to remember. This version is most ideal if you are driving a longer route and want to have time to take pictures of different sites along the way. If you decide to take this version, you will need to bring the snow chains, chains, blankets, and mats. You also need to have 4 wheel drive, the heated exterior, snow chains, and chains.
4. California Highway 120
This will be the longest road trip you’ve ever taken. This section of highway will take you from Ontario to Monterey. Most people usually take this road in the summer and winter version. The winter version will be on higher ground and the summer version will be on lower ground. This will be the trip that will ensure you a trip to remember. In the winter version, you will be driving through the Sierra Nevada and on highways 2 and 90. In the summer version, you will be driving along the coast in a coastal area. The summer version will guarantee you the beach. You need to bring everything you need in order to guarantee a beach trip. You also need to bring chains, snow chains, chains, shovels, snow gloves, and chains.
5. California Highway 17
California Highway 17 will take you from Los Angeles to San Diego. This will be the longest road trip you’ve ever taken. This will be the trip that will make you think about all the other trips you haven’t been on yet. This will be the trip that will guarantee you a trip to remember. You need to bring your cell phones, cameras, chargers, and your chains. The summer version is better and cheaper, but you have to stay overnight at some point, it is better to have this road trip.
6. California Highway 136
This will be the road trip that will take you along the coast of California. You will have the opportunity to see whales, seals, sea lions, and some whales. You need to bring your cell phones, cameras, charger, chains, shovels, chains, shovels, and sleeping bags.