With so much to discover in the lower 48, we rarely go back time after time to the same destination. But when an area has as much to discover as Bishop, California, it’s easy to book a return trip. This small town with a regional population of 10,000 is nestled in between the Sierra Nevada and White Mountains on the eastern side of the Golden State. Not to be confused with a road-side pitstop on the way to Yosemite National Park, Bishop is a year-round outdoor mecca that knows how to keep its locals and tourists busy.
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California’s Central Valley is the heartland of California. It stretches through remarkable vineyards and welcoming tasting rooms, past farm stands, along country roads, and through uniquely artistic communities right to the gates of some of the nation’s most renowned national parks such as Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon. Follow this itinerary to explore the southern portion of this 400-mile long heart of California.
Imagine a place with easy access to multiple national parks, flavor-filled farmlands, and mountain landscapes. Throw in rich history, international culture, and welcoming towns and cities, and you have California’s Central Valley. Follow this itinerary for a delicious, beautiful, authentic tour of the northern Central Valley.
The North Platte River in Casper, Wyoming runs through history, from Indigenous people to the Oregon Trail, to world-class fly fishing.
Big Sky’s largest city—Billings, Montana—beams with hues of gold, amber, and tangerine in the autumn. In addition to the stunning fall foliage, Billings pops with splashes of culture, art, events, and live music. Here in “The Treasure State,” great Wild West treasures await!
This nine-day road trip takes you through some of Arizona’s most unique and spectacular destinations. From hiking the rim of the Grand Canyon to viewing a 200-million-year-old petrified forest, you’ll return home a verified outdoor expert who knows how to handle things like trail etiquette, trash management, and more.
Quick tips for your road trip through Southern Utah’s National Parks: Stay overnight in each park or neighboring town. Park rangers are there to help! Find trails with fewer people and enjoy the quiet nature. This guide has all the best tips for your national parks road trip!
Fine we’ll say it: northern Arizona is underrated! With the world’s largest contiguous Ponderosa pine forest, easy access to Grand Canyon National Park, historic Route 66, a myriad of ancient Native American pueblo sites, unique shopping, temperate weather, and darn good food…northern Arizona is the perfect destination for a family road trip.
Western cowboy charm, unlimited outdoor adventure, historic downtown square known for its bars and live music, and a thriving farm-to-table—or “barrel-to-pint glass”—scene are just a few of the reasons that Prescott, Arizona should be at the top of your list for road trip destinations.
Planning a trip to Sedona, but don’t know where to begin? We cover it all in this short guide, from where to eat to what to do in town, to our favorite trails and natural spaces to explore.