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California is much pretty for the road trip. It has pretty roads and prettier destinations to come across. California road trip is popular among international travelers. Adventure lovers would definitely like to stay at the wonderful spots in the way of this road trip. You must have heard about hot air balloon in napa valley but there is much more to know about the country.
As you are spending much on this road trip, so make sure you do not miss any destination. You will move through the national parks and beautiful places during this epic road trip. Here are the ideas to see the gems of California where road is taking you to.
You can start your loop of trip to from San Francisco and go through San Diego, Los Angeles, Huntington Beach, Malibu, San Bernardino’s, Santa Catalina, Channel Islands. The road is calling you!
1. San Francisco
You can spend 2 to 3 hours. It has the world largest airport.
The golden gate bridge of San Francisco is famous all over the world. You might have seen it in wallpapers only.
There are great photograph opportunities and amazing places. It is also a good place for walk and enjoy the climate.
Alcatraz Island is a well-known place for criminals. It has the prisons for the criminals. You can experience special audio recording of the prisoners to feel the life there.
Fisherman’s Wharf is another most popular tourist spot in the city. It has must visit shops, restaurants and beautiful sitting along the water.
You can ride the cable cars, visit the golden gate park, china town and legion of honor.
2. Pacific Coast Highway
Driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles will be the most memorable road trip you will ever have. There are so many heights along the sea with gorgeous areas.
The waterfalls along the way offers great photography opportunities. Pacific coast highways are the feeling that you should enjoy to feel life.
3. Santa Monica
There is a wonderful beach to give you an amazing experience at California. You need to absorb the calmness and wildness of the pier.
Downtown in Santa Monica has the world class shopping spots and famous markets to get you a souvenir.
The ocean avenue, pacific park, palisades park and mountains are mesmerizing. There is so much beauty to hold you breathe.
4. Joshua Tree National Park
Going ahead from Santa Monica you will see the iconic parks of California.
Joshua tree national park stay will give you an experience of watching the place where two deserts meet. It is a great place for hiking and camping.
The star grazing at this location is the most hypnotic sight ever.
It is a place known for its plant life and nature that is nearest to life.
5. Death Valley National Park
When you move from the desert, the next destination will be Death Valley national park of US. It is named by the gold rush traveler who was about to perish there.
It is the hottest and driest place in California and not all good to visit in summers. It is a good destination for winters.
It is an adventurous place as you can die if you lost there.
There is hiking opportunity, salt flats, sand dunes, colorful canyons and craters there.
6. Mammoth Lake
There is a full of like Mammoth lake when you move forward to north. It is an incredible place with the mountains.
It is best for the nature lovers who want to have the adventure of cycling, hiking, camping, climbing, fishing and horse riding.
There are also some shops there for shopping in the amazing ghost town.
This is the place of your imagination. This lake has almost everything you can think about to have in nature.
The calcium carbonate structures in the lake look like some art pieces of nature.\
You would definitely enjoy the sunset and sunrise there.
7. Yosemite National Park
While you are returning to San Francisco to complete the loop of the road trip, Yosemite National Park should be your destination.
It is a wonderful place that you will fall in love with. You can enjoy hiking, see the heights and enjoy nature. It is a great place for photography also.