16 Most Iconic West Coast Road Trips

You know what’s crazy? You can drive I-5 from the northernmost point of Washington down to the southernmost point of California in 21 hours. Which means in less than a day you could get to anywhere on the entire West Coast… except Alaska (WAY TO GO ALASKA). The question, though, is where should you get to? Well, consider these 16 places our answer.

We’re calling them the West Coast’s (except no, not you Alaska, STOP RUINING EVERYTHING) 16 most iconic road trips.

big sur
MARIUSZ S. JURGIELEWICZ/SHUTTERSTOCK
columbia river gorge
RIGUCCI/SHUTTERSTOCK
crater lake
SHERRI R. CAMP/SHUTTERSTOCK
friday harbor
DAVID GAYLOR/SHUTTERSTOCK
joshua tree
HANZE/SHUTTERSTOCK
mt hood
ANATOLIY LUKICH/SHUTTERSTOCK
north lake tahoe
LISA WOODBURN/SHUTTERSTOCK
olympic national park
ANDREY TARANTIN/SHUTTERSTOCK
haystack rock
MARK B. BAUSCHKE/SHUTTERSTOCK
palm springs
LA QUINTA/PGA WEST
solvang
K45025 RITA K / SHUTTERSTOCK
sonoma
CANDIA BAXTER/SHUTTERSTOCK
tijuana
F8GRAPHER / SHUTTERSTOCK
vancouver
XIAOLIN ZHANG/SHUTTERSTOCK
yosemite
MARC VENEMA/SHUTTERSTOCK