If you're looking for a state that has nearly infinite road trip possibilities, then you need to drive yourself out to California. There is simply so many cities and sites, it would be near impossible to visit them all, but we think you should try! Some of the most famous metropolitan areas in the world are located in California, and a scenic highways can get you from one to another. Once you've gotten the keys to your California rental car, here are some possible expeditions to consider for your next California road trip.
If you find yourself at a loss on where to drive to in California, a simple solution is always hitting the iconic California State Route 1. There are 735 miles of beautiful scenery available to cruise on. Put down the windows of your California rental car and feel the breeze from the Pacific Ocean beaches. Along your journey, there are plenty of inviting pit stop opportunities to take advantage of, such as taking in the majestic scenery of Big Sur, catching some rays at Laguna Beach or witnessing the illuminating tangerine sky during a sunset in Morro Bay.
If you're sticking around the northern region of California, you'll find everything from enchanting national parks and laid-back cities. It's no wonder Northern California attracts millions of travelers every year. If you haven't experienced San Francisco before, make sure you sample the burritos from Mission and authentic Chinese food from Chinatown. After you've indulged in fresh seafood at Fisherman's Wharf, drive across the bay and park your California rental car at Marin Headlands, where you can snap the ultimate picture of the Golden Gate Bridge. Head out to Muir Woods National Monument, a famous national park in San Francisco area to see some towering redwood trees in person.