The West's best road trips

Satisfy your wanderlust with a Western classic--a great road trip. Get ideas for the best routes and where to eat along the way

Must-do road trip: California's 101

No road gives you more Golden State fun: 790 miles of surf, spas, wine sipping, and surprises

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Dry Creek Valley
Photo by David Fenton

Healdsburg: Wine paradise found

A lot of travelers consider this Sonoma County town the ideal base for a wine country weekend. They may be right. Healdsburg lodging options run from the eco-chic (H2hotel, from $295;  to the contemporary rustic (Healdsburg Modern Cottages, from $275;, and dining here runs from the very high-end (Cyrus, $$$$; 707/433-3311) to the homey (Downtown Bakery & Creamery, $; 707/431-2719). Just to the west of town lies the Dry Creek Valley (pictured), which—shhh—may be the most beautiful wine region in California. Our favorites include Dry Creek Vineyard ( and Lambert Bridge Winery (


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