Looking for new ideas for your next getaway? The 2020 California Road Trips guide, which features 11 unforgettable drives across the Golden State, is now available to order online or view the digital version. The free, 32-page magazine celebrates the abundance and diversity of California’s 12 regions, from the rugged beauty of the Shasta Cascade to the agricultural bounty of the Central Valley to the hidden wonders of the Inland Empire. Consider one of these itineraries for your next road trip:
The San Diego to Anza-Borrego trek covers 110 miles and transports readers from the Pacific Ocean east through the foothills, across the Cuyamaca Mountains, and down into the desert. Stops along the way include multiple epic vistas, quirky roadside attractions, delicious food, and plenty of surprises. The payoff: a surreal stroll through a slot canyon in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
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Escape to the mountains on the L.A. to Big Bear Lake trip, starting with a visit to the meticulous 120-acre gardens at The Huntington in Pasadena. Wind your way through the Inland Empire—stopping to see free-roaming peacocks in Arcadia followed by an orange wheat beer in Redlands—before snaking up the Rim of the World Scenic Byway to find adventures at 6,750 feet in Big Bear Lake.
For a multiday journey through the scenic Central Coast, check out the 369-mile adventure from Monterey to Channel Islands National Park. It begins at the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, ducks inland to hit up Gilroy Gardens and Casa de Fruta, and then pushes south on U.S. 101 to pay visits to some of the best attractions in San Luis Obispo, Los Alamos, Santa Barbara, and Ventura County.
For details on these itineraries and eight more like them, order your free copy of the California Road Trips guide here, or find one in person at any California Welcome Center. You can also find 50-plus road trip itineraries on the Road Trip Republic hub at visitcalifornia.com.
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