Trip Time: 3 days
You’ll get a sense (and taste) of California’s awesome agricultural future and its storied mission past in this lazy drive.
The Route: From Stockton, go south on Hwy. 99 to Bakersfield. Then double back north on Hwy. 99 and cut west at Famoso on Hwy. 46 to Paso Robles and the coast. Loop back via Hwy. 101 north, then Hwy. 152 east to I-5 north to Stockton.