New York Times, July 2019
Everything You Need to Know for a Road Trip Up the Coast
A little while ago, we asked you about your best California road trips. We got tons of great recommendations for routes that crisscross the state. But, of course, heading along the coast north of the Bay Area and Wine Country were frequent recommendations. As Norm Gilbert — a reader who sent us a detailed email that formed the backbone of our guide — put it:
“This trip can be done in a few days or a few weeks or longer. For the longer trips, just stop more, stay over night, wine taste, have spa treatments, eat in some of the world’s best restaurants and see some of the most spectacular views of nature you can imagine.”
Sona Patel, a California-based editor for The Times, put together our expandable (and shrinkable) itinerary — with help from our wine critic, Eric Asimov, as well as our California restaurant critic, Tejal Rao.