Route 66 in Needles, CA. Photo © Visions of America LLC/123rf.

Route 66 Through Needles, California

Learn the history of Needles, California, gateway to Route 66, along with notable sights, tips on following the old road through town, and where to grab a classic Route 66 ’70s meal.

Washington's Lake Crescent is a catch-and-release recreational lake, with trout and salmon.

Planning a Visit to Lake Crescent

More than a place of beauty and mystery, there’s plenty to do at Lake Crescent. From hiking to swimming, kayaking to fishing, camping to cabins, here’s a look at planning a visit to Lake Crescent.

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.