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California -- "all dreams welcome." Endless sunshine, theme parks, incredible outdoor experiences—discover why California is the ultimate road trip destination. Buckle up and start your life-changing adventure.


Be sure to check out our Highway 1 Road Trip here! All the attractions, great food, experiences, and Red Roof locations you'll need for a great vacation, mapped out and ready to ride.




Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

Visiting the world famous Golden Gate Bridge is a unique experience for everyone. Whether you hike, walk, bike, shop, take a guided tour, or just sit back and take it all in, there is something for everyone.

Image by Skull Kat

The Presidio

This inspiring setting at the Golden Gate was home to native peoples for thousands of years -- it's where California began. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​In 1776, Spain established a military fort on this land. After winning its independence from Spain in 1821, Mexico controlled the post and established a new pueblo nearby called Yerba Buena (later known as the city of San Francisco).

In 1846 the Presidio became a U.S. Army post. Generations of soldiers passed through its gates, serving our nation around the world. 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Army departed in 1994, and the Presidio became a national park site. Today, the Presidio welcomes all with its beauty, nature, history, recreation, and family activities.

Colorful Beach

Mission Bay Park

A San Diego treasure. Mission Bay Park is the largest aquatic park of its kind in the country. It consists of over 4,235 acres in roughly equal parts land and water. Mission Bay boasts 27 miles of shoreline, 19 of which are sandy beaches with eight locations designated as official swimming areas.

Image by Sapan Patel

Border Field State Park

Border Field State Park is a state park of California, United States, containing beach and coastal habitat on the Mexico–United States border. The park is within the city limits of Imperial Beach in San Diego County, next to the suburb of Playas de Tijuana in Mexico. It contains the southernmost point in the state of California.

Image by Juvian Duff

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

Visiting the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is an enjoyable way to spend a day learning about the oldest trees in the world. Living trees exceed 4000 years of age with weathered, twisted, and beautifully colored wood. Ancient Bristlecone Pine Natural History. Bristlecone pines and limber pines dot this high elevation landscape with great views of the Great Basin in Nevada.

Archery Board nature

Santiago Park

This 34.43 acre park has attractions like a Ball Diamond, Archery Range, Lawn Bowling Green, a Wildlife and Watershed Interpretive Center, Multi-purpose Field, Playground, Tennis Courts, Bike Trail, Hiking/Exercise Trail and Picnic Tables. Get out, stretch your legs,and get some energy out! 

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