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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A classic renewed, Sea Ranch
Thomas J. Story

A classic renewed, Sea Ranch

Sea Ranch Lodge is looking fresher than ever. A recent facelift brought the 19 guest rooms into the 21st century (rainfall showerheads and pillow-top mattresses) while leaving intact the weathered cedar paneling, the 1960s oak built-ins—and the soothing peace and quiet. (Read: no TVs or clock radios, and limited cell service. Truly timeless.) Electric kettles and refrigerators in each room mean you can brew a cup of whatever beverage you need first thing in the morning, and wake up slowly with the Pacific as a companion. From $239;


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