From the mountains and deserts to the redwood forests and the ocean, these road trips showcase the best of California's landscapes.
We Southern California road-trippers are spoiled with miles of scenic highways that crisscross our state and pass through topography ranging from desert and forest to mountain and valley to coastline. Where to start?
These 5 drives take you through California’s diverse landscapes. And because half the fun of a road trip is stopping to explore whatever catches your fancy along the way, we also highlight the top attractions for each. Before you set off on your journey, be sure to check for seasonal closures and business hours.