9 Scenic Drives to Explore California’s Diverse Landscapes 


California, a state of stunning diversity and endless adventure. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or an exhilarating road trip, you’ll find it here. 

Experience the extremes of nature in Death Valley, the hottest, driest, and lowest place in North America. 

Death Valley Scenic Drive 


Enjoy the views of one of the largest and most beautiful alpine lakes in the world on this scenic drive around Lake Tahoe.  

Lake Tahoe Scenic Drive 


Drive along the edge of the Pacific Ocean on this spectacular stretch of Highway 1 between Carmel and San Simeon.  

Big Sur Coast Highway 


Explore the volcanic history and geology of northern California on this scenic byway from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Crater Lake National Park.

Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway 


Discover the charm and history of California’s gold country on this scenic drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park. 

The Golden Hills of California 


Visit the wine region of Napa Valley on this scenic drive along the Silverado Trail. This road runs parallel to Highway 29 but is less crowded and more scenic. 

Silverado Trail 


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Cross the high country of Yosemite National Park on this scenic drive along Tioga Road (Highway 120).  

Tioga Road 


Marvel at the colors and shapes of Death Valley’s Artist’s Palette on this scenic drive along Artist’s Drive.  

Artist’s Drive 


Enjoy a relaxing and scenic drive along the coast of Santa Cruz on West Cliff Drive. 

West Cliff Drive 


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