‘Tis the season for roadtrips in California. Whether you are riding down the scenic Pacific Coast Highway, the unique streets of Route 66 or the desert acres of Joshua Tree National Park, make sure your ride is just as memorable as the destination. Below are a list of destinations in California that the ride and the destination are equally as memorable…
Pacific Coast Highway
This highway, also well known as PCH is a long 550-mile stretch across the west coast and its coastal roads. Points of interest are the 260 feet high concrete span called the Bixby Bridge, in San Simeon is the Hearst Castle which is the 250,000 acre estate of the media tycoon William Randolph Hearst, the Vintage Motorcycle Museum in Solvang and in between all that is beautiful state parks which act as a great stop and break in between this beautiful coastal getaway.
Historic Route 66
This 2,448 mile-route also known as the Mother Road is completely unforgettable on two wheels and is the most iconic route in the country. There are tons of the most memorable pit stops along this road from Los Angeles to Arizona to Illinois. Whether you try and tackle this whole ride or not most veteran riders suggest tackling this ride riding westbound toward the Pacific Coast.
Joshua Tree National Park
This 800,000 acre park can seem very unwelcoming, especially in the heat of the summertime but the park encompasses some of the most interesting geologic displays. Between the arroyos, playas, alluvial fans and the mass amounts of twisted rocks and exposed granite monoliths, these displays testify to the crazy earth forces that have shaped this desert area.
These are just some of the rides and destinations that are definitely worth a day trip, 3-day trip or a week trip. If you need more help to plan your ride out to these destinations or even a different destination use this link from Harley-Davidson® to help plan it, Harley-Davidson® Ride Planner