Your Perfect West Coast Road Trip

Let’s be real, you’re ready to live a little. Your travel bag looks lonely, so give it some love, pack it up, and gear up for a wondrous West Coast road trip.

Our friends at General Assembly are hosting a sweepstakes with an epic West Coast road trip that you absolutely want to enter by April 16. But just in case you’re not the lucky winner, we’ve put together a rad road trip collection that will help you explore some of the best businesses along I-5, from Seattle to San Diego! Follow the collection and you’ll be road trip ready with your Yelp app in hand.

Read more about some of these not-to-miss eateries, points of interest, and hidden gems that are sure to make your trip…


Sure, Seattle is known as an epicenter of java enthusiasts, but don’t miss their world class eateries nestled among the amazing coffee shops. And yes, the Sky View Observatory is really as breathtaking as it looks, but if you’re looking for a different view, trek up the 107 stairs of the Volunteer Park Water Tower for an equally impressive, alternative view.


Paul Bunyan is alive and well in Portland. Pay a visit to the original hipster after you’ve had your fill from some of the best food trucks in the nation. Hike off those delectables with a stroll through Wildwood Trail–you’ll earn yourself snaps of the most breathtaking views of the city!


You’ll want to start your morning with Bacon and Butter…it’s a restaurant and what some may call a lifestyle. The gorgeous grounds at Capitol Park are perfect for stretching your legs after an intense car ride. And don’t leave the city without treating yourself to a rare beer or two at Karma Brew, the space may be small, but the selection and service are mighty.


At this point in your trip, you’ve earned a breakfast of champions. 24th Street Cafe can please any palate–Yelper faves include the pumpkin pancakes and the Bloody Mary, made with locally-distilled spirits. Animal lovers of all ages will flip over C.A.L.M.: California Living Museum, a 14-acre park with more than 100 species of non-releasable animals and California native plants.


Yay, you made it to LA! The many sights will beckon, so start your morning with some fresh fare from Malibu Farm Pier Cafe…it’s breakfast with a (stunning) view. No doubt, The Getty Center is near the top of your trip to-do’s, but veer off the traditional path and catch a show at Will Greer’s Theatricum Botanicum before you head out!


Last stop on your world-class road trip, San Diego! Take in the waves at Fletcher Cove Park and the incredible views at Harper’s Topiary Garden. Cap off your travels with sensational, accessible seafood at Supernatural Sea to Sandwich and revel in your road trip prowess.

Don’t forget to follow the collection and prepare for a sensational West Coast road trip!