Hit the road from Los Angeles, Seattle and beyond, with our guide to road trippin' your way to San Francisco. Our staff has provided unique and scenic spots to stop at along the way. Document your journey using #ViceroyRoadTrip for a chance to be featured.
Best Road Trips to San Francisco
The open roads are waiting. Pack your bags and put your car in cruise control. A road trip to San Francisco is just what you need to clear your mind and get back out there. Our Urban Retreat hotels will welcome you for a memorable stay once you get to the City by the Bay.
The US-101 N, which takes you from Los Angeles to San Francisco, is full of coastal views and a variety of landscapes. It should take you about seven hours if you drive nonstop. But a detour on Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1), which starts in San Luis Obispo, is well worth the added miles and offers interesting roadside attractions and picture-perfect moments along the way.
This drive is a biggie, clocking in at just over 13 hours nonstop. Yet you can break up the time and get a lot of fresh air with pitstops in Portland, and along the Northern California and Sonoma coasts.
This one will satisfy your appetite for the rugged outdoors and downright luxurious. It will take you just under 12 hours nonstop, but you’ll want to take time to break at Joshua Tree National Park, Beverly Hills and more.