19 Best Restaurants on the Pacific Coast Highway (Top Foodie Spots)

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The best restaurants on the Pacific Coast Highway to taste your way through the highlights of California cuisine. It can make all the difference to have a string of fantastic restaurants to keep you going and fueled up on a road trip. Car snacks only go so far and one of the best aspects about … Read more

Epic California National Parks Road Trip: 2-Week Itinerary (With Variations)

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The perfect two-week California national parks road trip to see the most highlights and experience the Golden State’s outdoor nature to the fullest. I vividly remember my first introduction to each national park I’ve visited in California.  The first time I saw a Joshua Tree up close and experienced the next-level nature of desert stargazing.  … Read more

18 Best Hotels Along the Pacific Coast Highway (To Rest & Recharge)

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The most beautiful, unique, and overall best hotels along the Pacific Coast Highway to rest and recharge during your road trip. Spanning most of the California coastline (around 700 miles to be exact), the Pacific Coast Highway is easily the most beautiful coastal road trip you can take in the Golden State.  There are endless … Read more

Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip: Driving California’s Most Scenic Highway

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The perfect Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip, including where to stop, eat, and stay. Plus, four sample itineraries you can use for inspiration!  When I was abroad and missing California, the first image that would come to mind besides seeing my friends and family was the Pacific Coast Highway.  The reason? It’s the most beautiful … Read more

Palm Springs to Joshua Tree: How to Make the Most Out of Your Trip

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How to travel from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park and all the cool places to see along the way and in the park for a day. Joshua Tree National Park is where two surreal desert ecosystems come together, the Mojave and the Colorado. It’s an easy hour drive from Palm Springs, California, and … Read more

18 Best Weekend Trips From San Francisco (From a Local)

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The best weekend trips from San Francisco! These are my favorite weekend getaways from the city as someone who grew up in the Bay Area. One of the best parts of living in San Francisco is how centrally located it is in California. There are endless opportunities to get out in nature, take a drive … Read more

9 Places to See Redwoods Near San Francisco (Local’s Guide)

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The best places to see redwoods near San Francisco, from a local who grew up hiking through them. Walking through a hushed coastal redwood forest in Northern California is perhaps one of the most magical experiences you can have. It’s damp, quiet, peaceful, and you’re surrounded by some of the tallest and oldest trees in … Read more