Time to Hit the Road

By Kat La Mantia | April 19 2023 | GeneralAllBlog

You don’t have to go far or spend thousands to have an adventure. A classic road trip with friends or family in your state, along the coast, or across the entire country is the perfect way to kick off the summer. Discover quirky and unique corners of America by highway, and take in the natural beauty of each region–from desert canyons and endless salt flats to snowy mountains and dense forest.

Get inspired for your next vacation by browsing our top road trip picks, including games and activities to keep little ones entertained in the back seat, guides to cities and parks, and books full of tips to make your next vacation spectacular.

The Road Trip Book
1001 Drives of a Lifetime
Never before have so many driving itineraries been profiled within one illustrated volume. This visually stunning compendium contains in-depth information about 1,001 evocatively illustrated scenic drives from around the world, for the audience that made 1001 Places to See Before You Die a bestseller.
$36.95 US
Mar 13, 2018
6-3/8 x 8-3/8
960 Pages

DK Eyewitness Road Trips California
With its iconic coastal highways, lush wine regions, and mammoth national parks, California is the perfect destination for a leisurely road trip. It's yours to explore with Road Trips California, our redesigned and newly updated guide containing 24 drives across the country, from the surfer-studded beaches of Big Sur to the towering redwoods of Yosemite National Park.Packed with insider tips and information, this easy-to-use guide reveals California at its best: spectacular sights, hidden gems, and authentic local experiences. Our updated 2022 travel guide brings California to life. Road Trips California is your ticket to the trip of a lifetime. Inside Road Trips California you will find: - 24 easy-to-follow driving tours, each lasting one to five days- A laminated pull-out road map of California helping you navigate with ease- Walks, activities, and delightful detours to do along the way- The best local experiences alongside our pick of the most authentic places to stay, eat, and shop- Practical information: rules of the road, detailed directions, and driving tips- Covers: Wine Country, the Mojave Desert, Gold Rush-era towns, Yosemite National Park, and moreTouring the country? Don’t forget to check out DK Eyewitness USA. About DK Eyewitness: At DK Eyewitness, we believe in the power of discovery. We make it easy for you to explore your dream destinations. DK Eyewitness travel guides have been helping travelers to make the most of their breaks since 1993. Filled with expert advice, striking photography and detailed illustrations, our highly visual DK Eyewitness guides will get you closer to your next adventure. We publish guides to more than 200 destinations, from pocket-sized city guides to comprehensive country guides. Named Top Guidebook Series at the 2020 Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards, we know that wherever you go next, your DK Eyewitness travel guides are the perfect companio
$24.99 US
Apr 26, 2022
5-11/16 x 8-9/16
264 Pages
DK Eyewitness Travel

Road Trips
A Guide to Travel, Adventure, and Choosing Your Own Path
An abundance of travel inspiration in a small package--practical tips, fresh ideas, and personal stories to inspire adventures on the road.
$18.95 US
May 01, 2018
6 x 8
208 Pages
Roost Books

Road Trip! Coloring Book
Color Your Way to National Parks, Landmarks, and Roadside Attractions: A Coloring Book
Travel from sea to shining sea with this family-friendly coloring book that features 8 maps and 40 illustrations of national parks, roadside attractions, and landmarks across the United States.
$14.99 US
May 09, 2023
8 x 8
Adult Coloring Book
96 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Road Trip Games
50 Fun Games to Play in the Car
The essential companion to keep you and your friends entertained on your next road trip.
$24.95 US
Sep 06, 2022
3-3/4 x 5-1/3
Other Formats
Smith Street Gift

Let's Go
A Travel Activity Journal for Kids: 100+ Fun Games, Activities, and Jokes!
The only road trip and travel activity book a kid needs to turn their next trip into an adventure, for kids ages 8−12!
$8.99 US
Apr 05, 2022
7-1/2 x 9-1/4
116 Pages
Z Kids
Age 8-12 years

National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas, 2nd Edition
Road trips will be even more fun for the kids with colorful maps, 22 new games, fun facts, photos, and activities that fill the updated and expanded National Geographic Kids Ultimate US Road Trip Atlas.
$9.99 US
Apr 02, 2020
8-1/2 x 10-7/8
144 Pages
National Geographic Kids
Age 8-12 years

RV Vacations
Explore National Parks, Iconic Attractions, and 40 Memorable Destinations
Explore America from your RV
$21.99 US
Mar 21, 2023
7-11/16 x 9-3/16
192 Pages

The Best Coast: A Road Trip Atlas
Illustrated Adventures along the West Coasts Historic Highways (Travel Guide to Washington, Oregon, California & PCH)
From a co-author of the award-winning Dead Feminists, this quirky illustrated travel guide and atlas follows historic routes up and down the West Coast.
$27.95 US
Apr 09, 2019
7 x 10-1/2
224 Pages
Sasquatch Books

New York City Like a Local
By the People Who Call It Home
$18.99 US
May 30, 2023
5-1/16 x 7
192 Pages
DK Eyewitness Travel

San Francisco Like a Local: By the People Who Call It Home
Keen to explore a different side of San Francisco? Like a Local is the book for you.This isn’t your ordinary travel guide. Beyond the bayside scenery, world-class restaurants, and arguably the world’s most beloved bridge, you’ll find cozy coffee houses putting on spoken word nights, weathered dive bars mixing potent cocktails, and secret staircases with truly incredible views – and that’s where this book takes you. Turn the pages to discover:- The small businesses and community strongholds that add character to this vibrant city, recommended by true locals.- 6 themed walking tours dedicated to specific experiences such as vintage shops and indie galleries.- A beautiful gift book for anyone seeking to explore San Francisco.- Helpful ‘what3word’ addresses, so you can pinpoint all the listed sights.Compiled by proud locals, this stylish travel guide is packed with San Francisco’s best experiences and secret spots, handily categorized to suit your mood and needs.Whether you’re a restless San Franciscan looking to uncover your city’s secrets or a traveler seeking an authentic experience beyond the tourist track, this stylish guide makes sure you experience the real side of San Francisco. About Like A Local:These giftable and collectible guides from DK Eyewitness are compiled exclusively by locals. Whether they’re born-and-bred or moved to study and never looked back, our experts shine a light on what it means to be a local: pride for their city, community spirit and local expertise. Like a Local will inspire readers to celebrate the secret as well as the iconic – just like the locals who call the city home. Looking for another guide to San Francisco? Explore further with our DK Eyewitness or Top 10 guides to San Francisco.
$18.99 US
Apr 25, 2023
5-1/16 x 7
192 Pages
DK Eyewitness Travel

Chicago Like a Local
By the People Who Call It Home
Experience Chicago the local way with this insider’s guide
$16.99 US
Nov 22, 2022
5-1/16 x 7
192 Pages
DK Eyewitness Travel

Los Angeles Like a Local
By the People Who Call It Home
Experience Los Angeles the local way with this insider’s guide
$16.99 US
Nov 22, 2022
5-1/16 x 7
192 Pages
DK Eyewitness Travel

Portland Like a Local: By the People Who Call It Home
Experience Portland the local way with this insider’s guide
$16.99 US
Sep 27, 2022
5-1/16 x 7
192 Pages
DK Eyewitness Travel

DK Eyewitness Southwest USA and National Parks
$22.99 US
Feb 28, 2023
4-15/16 x 8-9/16
288 Pages
DK Eyewitness Travel

Hiking America's National Parks
This photo- and information-packed inspirational bucket list encourages hikers and armchair travelers alike to fully explore our nation’s crown jewels.
$60.00 US
Apr 04, 2023
10 x 10
384 Pages

National Geographic Complete National Parks of the United States, 3rd Edition
400+ Parks, Monuments, Battlefields, Historic Sites, Scenic Trails, Recreation Areas, and Seashores
$40.00 US
Oct 18, 2022
6-7/8 x 9-3/4
560 Pages
National Geographic

National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States 9th Edition
There’s simply no better getaway in the United States than a visit to one of the country’s 62 national parks from Alaska to the Virgin Islands, from Maine to America Samoa. Profiled in this all-new 9th edition of National Geographic’s enduring and informative guide, you’ll find expert travel advice, candid tips for hiking and wildlife spotting, and detailed maps to help navigate your way through America’s great outdoors. Updated throughout with the latest information from park rangers and National Geographic’s own acclaimed travel writers, this fully revised and comprehensive guidebook includes the newest additions to the United States park system―Indiana Dunes, White Sands, and Gateway Arch national parks. Whether you’re looking to explore the underground world of Mammoth Caves or make your way through the mangroves of Everglades National Park, you’ll find a destination that suits your needs, and inspiration to plan your next wild adventure. In addition to park details and descriptions, this sparkling new edition features week-long regional road trip itineraries so you can visit multiple parks in 1 vacation. Filled with more than 300 dazzling photographs and 80 full-color maps, this inspiring book reveals the best the United States has to offer―right in its own backyard.
$28.00 US
Feb 02, 2021
5-1/4 x 8-3/8
528 Pages
National Geographic

National Parks Trivia: A Card Game
390 Questions to Test the Knowledge of Every Enthusiast
Get to know America's 63 national parks with 390 wide-ranging trivia questions that cover their iconic geography, ecology, geology, history, wildlife, and botany—from the authors of Scenic Science of the National Parks.
$25.00 US
Feb 21, 2023
5-1/2 x 3-5/8
200 Pages
Clarkson Potter