THE PACIFIC COAST Hugging the country's craggy western edge, the route along Highways 101 and 1 is studded with pulse-quickening views of the Pacific. You may think you're in Monaco, until you get to the looming sand dunes, redwoods, and colonies of sea lions, barking just offshore.Thomas Winz—Getty Images
THE PACIFIC COAST Hugging the country's craggy western edge, the route along Highways 101 and 1 is studded with pulse-qu
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This Is the Summer for These 4 Classic Road Trips

Jun 19, 2015

If you’ve always dreamed of taking a scenery-studded, once-in-a-lifetime car adventure, this is the time. While gas has edged up from its January low of $2.02 a gallon, prices are far enough below last summer’s $3.68 a gallon to make hitting the road a relative bargain—at least for now. Not sure where to set the GPS? Fill ’er up and try one of these four classic routes. (Click on the links for the full route maps.)

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