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

Ultimate California Highway 1 road trip

Drive. Dine. Walk. Gawk. Find joy. Explore 735 gorgeous miles of the iconic road with these essential stops along the way

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Fort bliss, Sausalito
Thomas J. Story

Fort bliss, Sausalito

On a highway lined with stunning views, Cavallo Point has some of the best: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, the San Francisco skyline. But that’s not all this Marin luxury lodge offers. There’s also the graceful discipline of its architecture, dating from service as the U.S. Army’s Fort Baker. Overnight guests bunk in the historic officers’ quarters or in new units with less character but even wider vistas. Neither option’s cheap, but you don’t have to stay at Cavallo to enjoy it. The resort’s spa with its array of massages is unusually relaxing. Or stop for a cocktail and bar food—we like the grass-fed cheeseburger—at Cavallo’s convivial Farley Bar. Rooms from $309, Farley Bar $$; cavallopoint.com

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