Driving through Joshua Tree National Park.

Visiting Joshua Tree National Park

Nestled in the Mojave Desert is Joshua Tree National Park, an oasis of beautiful natural sights and a few historical ones too. Here’s an overview of the park, including how to get there, must-see landscapes, and tips on hiking the many nature trails in the desert.

Route 66 through the Mojave Desert.

Route 66 Through California

Before you reach the sun-washed Pacific Coast, following Route 66 through California means first trekking across a parched, wind-swept desert. Read up on route advice, driving tips, where to eat, stay, play, and more on the final stretch of the Mother Road.

Randy's Donuts in Inglewood, CA

5 Unique Donut Shops on the West Coast

When it comes from one of these unique donut shops on the West Coast, a donut is never just a donut. Laden with Captain Crunch, 100% organic lemon & poppyseed, or an oversized Homer Simpson, these specialties go above and beyond all your donut fantasies.

Looking up to the sky in Redwood National Park's Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

Pacific Coast Road Trip: Redwood National Park Sights

It’s all about the trees! These top Redwood National Park sights include strolling beneath colossal redwoods and through landscapes peppered with lovely plantlife, long hikes up the coast of endless blue waters, and an incredible canyon with a pre-historic vibe, its walls covered in ferns and streaming water.

Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park. Photo © Lisa Robinson/The Department of Creativity.

Best Hikes in Redwood National Park

Hiking in Redwood National Park can be a short stop to experience the forest on a few choice trails, or a longer stay for camping and a trip to the backcountry. Here’s a look at some of the park’s best trails, from short, easy hikes and long-hauls along the coast to the most scenic routes and spectacular viewpoints.