Since the 1930s, drive-in movie theaters have been part of the American cultural landscape. Today, there are about 350 drive-ins across the country – a paltry number compared to the 4,000 that once were. These top ten drive-in movie theaters are must-visit attractions for film buffs and anyone who likes to have some good old-fashioned fun, with all of today’s modern comforts.
Two hours east of San Diego, on the remote Southern California S-3 highway, you may find yourself in a strange new world. Two bucks rearing on their hind legs make a stunning sight across the flat landscape. Then a giant scorpion fighting with a beetle. The profile of a sand dragon breaks the desert skyline. Welcome to Borrego Springs, California.
There is a theater in Los Angeles, California, that is well worth the visit for anyone wanting to be immersed in the magical world of marionette puppetry and make-believe. The “Bob Baker Marionette Theater” was founded by Alton Wood and Bob Baker in 1963.
In 1967, a few miles from the California-Nevada border, a flat tire changed the trajectory of an artist’s career and life. New York City ballerina and Broadway dancer Marta Becket was camping with her husband in Death Valley, California when their trailer got a flat, sending them to Death Valley Junction for service.
Located near Big Sur in coastal California, about 120 miles south of San Francisco and 330 miles north of Los Angeles, Carmel-by-the-Sea is an enchanting European-style town that has inspired artists, poets, and writers and lured world travelers for decades.
From mural-lined alleyways named after poets and flamboyantly painted Victorian homes in the foggy north to all-seasons outdoor playgrounds for surfers in the sunny south, Coastal California is a knockout destination you can explore during your next road trip adventure.
Joseph August, Justine Bennett, and Andrew Uhlhorn are the creators of “Joshua Tree Acres,” a peaceful five-acre oasis located only a few minutes away from Joshua Tree National Park in California, USA. This growing village of vintage Airstreams is the ideal travel destination for those who love stunning mountain vistas, open skies, Joshua trees and star gazing while on vacation.
“Bottle Tree Ranch” is an obscure open-air art gallery created by artist Elmer Long. This whimsical roadside attraction, featuring a massive collection of thousands of colored glass bottles, is located on historic U.S. Route 66, in Oro Grande, California.
“1 Fern Ocean” is an incredible stand-alone Airbnb studio cottage in the San Francisco Bay Area, in the heart of the California coastal redwoods. This small piece of paradise, located in one of America’s most beautiful cities, is the ideal travel destination for anyone looking for a peaceful vacation spot to simply curl up, read a good book, and relax.
From stargazing under the desert night sky, hammocking on a secluded island to fire-roasting s’mores over a campfire in the Wild Wild West, our collection of yurts, tents, teepees and Conestoga wagons, will inspire you to plan your next experience in some of the most exciting US locales.