Traveling from Texas to Washington, the Westbound Wonders road trip offers a diverse number of stops for anyone in your carpool, ranging from remote to big city life and the in-between.
Austin, Texas. AKA Silicon Hills, Fastest growing city, Best city for young professionals, Best city for singles, Best city for jobs, Best city for Foodies, Live Music Capital of the World. Then it's home to SXSW, Austin City Limits, F1 racing, Blues on the Green and nationally recognized BBQ joints. Who wouldn't be batty for this capital?
Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX, US
Cadillacs are revered as symbol of American luxury. Cadillac Ranch twists that notion with freshly sprayed works of art, ever evolving.
141 Clayton Lake Rd, Clayton, NM, US
500+ Dinosaur footprints. Your inner 5 year old is calling to explore this historic site.
San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway is the Million Dollar Highway for good reason. One of the most awe-inspiring roads in America and notoriously one of the most dangerous roads located on yours truly, Route 550.
via County Road 8A
102 Elk Creek Rd, Montrose, CO, US
Towering cliffs block out sunlight, casting shadows. Get ready for goosebumps and experience the mystery Black Canyon offers. If you're a rock climbing enthusiast, this stop is a must.
Moab, UT, US
Stay overnight at this International Dark Sky park and brush up on your star constellations. The red rocks transport you to the days of the Wild West and what the frontier looked like.
It's an otherwordly experience walking amongst the hoodoos at Goblin Valley State Park.
County Road 487, Navajo Mountain, UT, US
Relive the Cummings-Douglass Expedition and race to one of the world's largest natural bridges
Stretch your legs at Zebra Slot Canyon to see the pink-striped sandstone!
One of Utah's Might Five is Bryce Canyon. Watch a sunset or sunrise at the famed Amphitheater.
South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV, US
What's a vacation without a little indulgence? Pick your poison in Sin City.
Sequoia National Park, California, United States
Salute to General Sherman, the largest living tree in the world. These behemoths are humbling and remind us of how our time is a mere breath. Take it all in here.
Experience glamping like no other off the coast of Big Sur. Watch whales and sunsets like a royal.
Us Highway 101, San Francisco, CA, US
An engineering feat, blast your favorite Cali song as you coast across the Golden Gate Bridge.
22 Matheson St, Healdsburg, CA, US
Healdsburg, CA. Don't dismiss, this is Sonoma County. Thousands of acres covered in vineyards is a site to see. Try the garlic fries and local brews at the Wurst near the town center.
Trinidad, CA. I hesitate to let this cat out of the bag. A quaint, charming town right off the pacific coast. At Beachcomber Cafe, try the Clam Chowder in a bread bowl, it's divine. Stroll through town to the lighthouse overlook and down to the beach to spy on sea lions sunbathing.
From Medford - Route 62 north and then east. From Klamath Falls - Route 97 north to Route 62 north and then west., OR, US
The only national park in Oregon and the deepest lake in the country. Drop your jaw at Crater Lake.
Exit 31 off I-84 or Exit 17 Hwy 30, Troutdale, OR, US
You know the photo. Go feel the mist on your face already.
Congratulations on reaching the Pacific Northwest! Get your caffeine fix in the Emerald City, you've earned it.
What are you waiting for?