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West Coast Wonders: The Ultimate Road Trip

Do you know what they say? The West Coast is the best coast and it’s also, the put your party people skills to the test coast. Okay, maybe they don’t say that last part, but you should! During times of indecision, don’t use a crystal tallen to swing toward the next destination you should choose, let us help! With this nifty list of the best places for a west coast road trip.

Best Places to Stop on A West Coast Road Trip

a lighthouse sits on a small hill in San Juan Island, Washington U.S

San Juan Islands, Washington

While you may have heard of the tropical capital San Juan, Puerto Rico, this San Juan sits just as beautifully, yet hasless of a tropical environment. San Juan Island is especially close to Canada and you can expect a sub-oceanic climate when there. The town is quaint and will make you feel as though you escaped the country to somewhere other worldly. The town is so quaint in fact, you will find not one street light. As far as the people of San Juan Island, they are infamous for their longevity and general happiness. Among many attributes the island has, the water is full of majestic whales. You might be wondering what there is to do while there. Relaxing is high on the list, whether it’s taking strolls at one of their many scenic parks, enjoying a whale watching tour, or exploring The Arts at OrcaIsland. San Juan Islands has a way of enveloping you in tranquility. 

Garden City, Utah

This spot is for the water babies, why? The entire city is centralized around its ginormous Bear Lake. The most notable appeal of this lake is its cool blue color that invites even the most hydrophobic people to dip a toe in. The water’s color is created by suspended microscopic particles of white-colored calcium carbonate (lime) that reflect the water’s blue tone. Aside from Bear Lake, Garden City has quite a few nature trails to offer and some of the best golfing around. Assemble the squad and take a long trod down by Bear Lake or onto the golf course. No matter the route you choose, the fun will be waiting for you.

 Depoe Bay, Oregon

Depoe Bay is another charming town that gives the feel of a land with tug boats and a lineage of fisherman/women families. This description isn’t entirely inaccurate, if your activity involves the fishing route, you can expect to find halibut, trout, and even salmon. While fishing is a popular activity, the town is known for being the world’s smallest harbor, so small that it sits at six acres. Other things to do in this storybook town involve enjoying Depoe Bay’s wineries and historical landmarks. Although this town’s harbor may be small their bliss gauge certainly isn’t, go ahead and see for yourself.

A snowy mountain sits behind a blue lake in Oregon

Bend, Oregon

When in Bend, Oregon, you might notice the unique street names, these weren’t just chosen at random. The names describe the unique history of the town which gives the area a bit of roots. One of the must-see landmarks is the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, which is often referred to as a crater, however, what’s more exciting is that it’s a genuine 1200 square mile volcano, and just to add to the spice of its description, it is also active. If volcanoes aren’t your thing, Bend, Oregon also has art walks and the Tumalo Falls. Come one or come all, the is town has it all.

 Capitola, Santa Cruz County

Capitola will immediately strike you with both its color and culture. This small surfside town was created around its wharf which goes as far back as the 1850s. The wharf was originally used for produce and lumber and today, it is used as a pier for tourists and fishing. Capitola is infamous for its bird attack in 1961 that inspired the Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Birds”, but wait there’s more! The city is also known for The
Capitola Classic, which was a skating competition from the late 70s to early 80s. As far as things to do today, Capitola has a museum, beaches, restaurants, and a winery. Enjoy the colors and the vibe.


Solvang Village, Santa Barbara

The last spot on our list will make you feel like you’ve traveled to Danish territory and Solvang Village is often referred to as the Danish capital of America. If you are worried about this town being a knockoff of the real thing, don’t. The city was founded by Danish immigrants in 1911 so you know it’s the real thing. The town is like a real-life theme park drenched in history and the appropriate cultural food. Spending a day in this town will leave you feeling like you know all there is about the Danish. Get yourself a pair of clogs and enjoy the culture.

 This list is proof the West Coast has a lot to offer when it comes to diverse and interesting things to see. So what’s holding you back from booking your trip now?

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