California, here we come…

California’s miles of highways through idyllic countryside and along the sparkling pacific make it a perfect road trip destination. Whether you’re traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco on the Pacific Coast Highway or heading toward Yosemite National Park on Highway 41, you’ll need a soundtrack for the trek – and we’ve got you covered. All of the songs on this playlist are about the Golden State or performed by artists and bands who call California home. For more songs, check out an extended playlist on our Spotify channel.

  1. Going to California – Led Zeppelin
  2. West Coast – Coconut Records
  3. (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
  4. San Francisco – The Mowgli’s
  5. California Love – 2Pac
  6. California Girls – The Beach Boys
  7. California Dreamin’ – The Mamas & The Papas
  8. California – Phantom Planet
  9. Big Sur – The Thrills
  10. Truckin’ – Grateful Dead

Enjoy, and check out the full-color 2015 edition of Moon California Road Trip for detailed driving instructions and itineraries for your trip. And if you prefer your trips with an extra helping of quirky local activities and off-beat experiences, take a look at the 2015 edition of Road Trip USA: Pacific Coast Highway.