The 10 Best Backroads In Southern California For A Long Scenic Drive

When you need a dose of Southern California’s natural beauty, there’s nothing better than heading out on the open road and taking a long scenic drive on some of SoCal’s most picturesque back roads for a break from the city. Here are some of the best scenic drives in Southern California that you’ll want to see for yourself.

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Best Scenic Drives In Southern California

September 08, 2021

Where can I stop along the Pacific Coast Highway?

Let’s face it, the PCH takes you through some of the most beautiful spots in Southern California from San Diego through Santa Barbara. You can always stop along the way and take a hike someplace like Point Dume in Malibu where you’ll see some even better views than what you get while sitting in the car. You can also stop and explore one of the coastal towns like Encinitas. The choices are endless along this scenic highway!

What are some of the most scenic day trips in Southern California?

For something different, you can take a scenic day trip by train in Southern California. Just relax as you watch the scenery go by while traveling along one of the many routes on the Pacific Surfliner. You can take a day trip to the incredibly scenic Balboa Park in San Diego or explore one of the preserves like Whitewater Preserve. You can find more scenic day trip ideas in this article

What are some of the best road trips in Southern California?

SoCal is perfect for day trips as there are so many places to see! If you would like to try one of our themed road trips, head to our article, These 9 Road Trips In Southern California Will Lead You To Places You’ll Never Forget. From a castles road trip to a small town road trip, a waterfalls road trip, and more, you’ll have your choice of some of the best road trips you can take in SoCal.