Explore more of California’s scenic coast, mountain terrain and lovely byways with weekend getaways and multiday road trips.

Start with these ideas for the most scenic byways in California or the cutest coastal towns in Northern California. Then get specific itineraries for various road trips including: SF to the north coast redwoods, SF to Yostemite, SF to Death Valley, SF to Lake Tahoe, the Pacific Coast Highway and Highway 395 in the Eastern Sierra.

Or do a shorter weekend getaway to: Carmel Valley, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Santa Cruz, Big Sur, and Guerneville.