Top California Road Trip Stops

US Highway OneEveryone knows California has some of the most spectacular natural wonder in the entire world. And all of it is accessible to road vehicles via the 387,000 miles of road spanning the state. From the beaches of southern California to the redwood forests of northern California, exploring the region is truly a world-class experience.

Stretching over 650 miles, California Highway 1 offers some of the most breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Packing up the camper for the trip of a lifetime with sweeping views of the most rugged coastline in North America offers the most inspiring vistas you could imagine. And with a northern terminus in Mendocino County to a southern terminus in Orange County, there are plenty of stops to experience along the way.

In the Los Angeles area, California HWY 1 travels right through the best beached in the world. Stopping to catch some rays and take a dip in the Ocean while surrounded by the rugged mountainous terrain the area is made of is a must. Newport, Laguna and Redondo Beaches made LA famous for the easy going, fun-in-the-sun lifestyle with we’re all familiar to some degree.

Traveling north to the Central California Coast, you approach the Big Sur region. An amazing natural landscape, you’d have to be made of stone to not have the impulse to pull your RV over to the side of the road and take in the amazing beauty. Rising abruptly from the Pacific, rocky escarpments lift the winding highway from the waves crashing the shoreline below. And you actually drive over one of the most spectacular manmade wonders in region; the Bixby Creek Bridge.

From here, it’s up to Muir Woods and Stinson Beach. Full of the largest trees you can see on earth, Muir Woods in Marin County offers some of the best short and extended hiking amidst the most distinct flora in the nation. Meanwhile, Stinson Beach is the quintessence of Northern California. Cradled in jagged cliffs and dotted with boulders, this crescent shaped beach actually straddles the San Andreas Fault. The perfect route for an RV trip, the California coast beckons to offer the untraveled a signature experience.