A road trip through California is one of the coolest trips I’ve ever made. The American state has an incredibly beautiful and varied climate, from Venice’s hot sun and sandy white beaches to San Francisco’s fresh (but pretty cold) winds. Here are five of my favourite places along the way.
5 fantastic places to visit during a road trip through California:
Venice Beach Boardwalk is not to be missed. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere while walking along the white sandy beaches.
Where to eat: Urth Caffé is a great breakfast stop either before or after you visit Venice. Order their speciality, green matcha latte, and don’t forget to try the delicious homemade organic oven-roasted granola.
I know Las Vegas is in Nevada and not in California, but to experience this city is worth a couple of extra hours in the car. Just driving through the desert is an adventure, not to mention when you get to see all the lights that illuminate Las Vegas by night.
Where to eat: Hakkasan Restaurant is an excellent evening spot for fine dim sum and exclusive cocktails.
Drive along Highway 1 and the Big Sur region that has some of the most dramatic views. A must!
Where to eat: Big Sur Bakery is a really popular bakery and restaurant. Be there early to grab some of their delicious pastries!
Where to eat: At Passionfish you will find tasty dishes with fresh, local ingredients selected from small sustainable farms and fisheries.
What is a road trip through Cali without a visit to San Francisco? Here you will find both city pulse and relaxation.
Where to eat: Click here to read about my favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner in San Fran.