The Golden State is a top choice for getting outside and taking in the great outdoors.
Don't concentrate all of your attention on finding cheap trips by paying dirt cheap rates for lodging and transportation.
If you only take one road trip this year, go for either a California Coast road trip or an unforgettable Southern USA road trip.
Both are dream year-round destinations thanks to the gorgeous weather, great routes for foodies, and those wanting to delve into history and nature.
You'll need to decide what kind of trip you want to take because there are so many national parks to see.
Do you prefer to be in the mountains or do you prefer tall trees and views of the coast? Do you prefer snowy scenes or desert landscapes?
Keep it local and close by. Forget about fancy boutique hotels and chain lodgings.