A lifeguard station on the beach next to the Santa Monica Pier.

Best of the West 14-Day Road Trip: SF, Yosemite, Vegas, LA…

By driving in a rough loop, you can hit all the top destinations of the West—San Francisco, Yosemite, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and LA—in two weeks. This day-by-day route begins in San Francisco, but you can just as easily start in Los Angeles or Las Vegas if that works better for you.

The colorful kitschy interior of the Madonna Inn with carved wood and brightly-colored vinyl chairs.

Best California Road Trip Stops

Going from San Francisco to Yosemite? Or Los Angeles to the Grand Canyon? Every road trip needs excuses to stop and stretch your legs, and the best California road trip stops range from true American kitsch to stunning waterfalls.

The Grand Canyon.

Discover the Grand Canyon

Arizona’s Grand Canyon is a place of grand drama and serene vistas, so vast and varied that each visitor will experience it from a different perspective.

Moon Grand Canyon

This full-color guide to the Grand Canyon includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps. Local Arizonan Kathleen Bryant shares the many ways to experience the wonders of the Grand Canyon, from river rafting in the inner canyon to “walking on air” on the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Bryant includes a range of diverting trip strategies, including […]