Best Road Trip Stops in California – Part 1
The whole point of going on a road trip is to explore and be able to see many parts of the country/world that you would miss out on flying on a plane. But sometimes you wonder, what are those amazing places and things that we should see? Well if you’re planning a road trip that’s going to or through California then buckle up and read on for the best road trip stops in this state.
Yosemite National Park
Everyone has heard of Yosemite and it is smack in the middle of California. First and foremost, Yosemite is most known for the beautiful view and all he lies within. It’s waterfalls, valleys, meadows, giant sequoias, and granite cliffs make for a breathtaking sight. Tunnel view is a must if you visit. Tunnel view is a scenic point that overlooks expansive views of the whole park. Seeing Yosemite falls is another must if you’re there for the gorgeous views. The great thing is that you can get to the falls with or without hiking. At Yosemite you can also go fishing, rafting, biking, and more. For less physical activities you can go to Yosemite Village where you can go shopping, visit the museum, go to breweries, and visit spas.
Located in the heart of Hollywood, the Griffith Observatory is arguably the best place to get an amazing view of Los Angeles. Visit here after the sun goes down to get an incredible view of all the city lights. Not to mention you’ll get to see the Hollywood sign! The admission is free and there is also free telescope viewing open to be public. There is an array of space and science displays to learn more about the universe.
Nestled half and half on the border of California and Nevada, this freshwater lake is known for its beauty. Not only is the water a crisp blue, but the beaches are incredible and the surrounding mountains are breathtaking. Lake Tahoe is perfect to visit any time of year. During the warmer seasons swimming and fishing in the lake, hiking, biking, golfing, and camping are just some of the great things to do. For the cooler months you can also go skiing at any of the many ski resorts there. And of course there is also plenty of dining, shopping, and other leisure activities nearby.
Sequoia National Park
Sequoia National Park is known for its giant sequoia trees that inhabit the area. If you have never seen these trees in person, you are going to want to. You’ll be surrounded by these huge and beautiful trees as you walk through. Make it an unforgettable trip by camping in the park! There is also plenty of dining options, hiking trails, horseback riding, fly fishing, and more.