So you’re ready for a road trip around the sunny San Diego area? You’ve got your snacks packed, windows down, and seatbelts fastened, but wait! There’s one more thing you need that is a total game-changer for any road trip...an epic cruising playlist! Music can boost your mood and add another element to any drive. So let’s queue up your Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, or whatever music streaming service you use, and create a playlist that will keep you jamming for your whole ride.
One of the best parts of a road trip is creating a playlist tailored to your specific music taste or even making it destination-themed! For instance, with a road trip to San Diego, some artists would be Dirty Heads, Goldfinger, Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, and Sugar Ray. They all have a very beachy, reggae, upbeat vibe to them that will pair perfectly with the ocean breeze flowing through your hair as you cruise with your windows down!
Another great thing about creating your playlists for specific trips is you can always go back and listen to them. It can take you right to the moment you were jamming, and all those nostalgic moments on that trip can come pouring back!
Here are some other options if you happen to be under a time crunch and forgot to make your own playlist. Spotify and Apple music have a variety of premade road trip playlists all at your fingertips! Linked down below will be examples of some awesome Spotify and Apple Music road trip playlists that are guaranteed to make your drive take on a whole new vibe.
RoadTrip Playlist, Road-Trip Singalongs, RoadTrip Music, Driving Music, Sing-Along Songs, Car Songs
Road Trip 2021 - Best Hits - playlist by Den Haku Records | Spotify
The Ultimate Road Trip Playlist by Tori Uhland
Road Trip Sing-Along Songs by Digster on Apple Music
Now that we’ve got some playlists cued up, let’s check out San Diego’s roads to cruise while you bop to your newfound tunes!
San Diego’s 59-mile scenic drive is an excellent start as it loops its way through some of the city’s neighborhoods, sight-seeing attractions, and the natural beauty of this unique area of California. Take in the panoramic views of the coastline, the San Diego Bay bobbing with sailboats and yachts, downtown’s city skyline, Tijuana Mexico just to the south, and the surrounding Laguna mountains along the way. If you want to cover the entire trip in one day, it’s best to have at least three hours set aside, but if you’re wanting to relax and make stops at various destinations, it’s best to plan a few days for this adventure!
Here are some spots that are well worth the trip, for example, the Sunrise Scenic Drive. The drive starts at the intersection of I-8 and County Road S-1, traveling through Cleveland National Forest, unveiling the incredible Laguna Beach Recreation Area. It’s known for the breathtaking views of mountain meadows and expansive panoramas. If you plan to stop on Sunrise Hwy, be aware that you will need a National Park pass to pull off at the scenic overlooks.
If you’re interested in some of California’s best hiking and fishing, this route is perfect for you! The drive starts near Lemon Grove at the junction of HWY 54 and HWY 125. From there, follow HWY 125 north to Sweetwater Reservoir and Mount Helix, Then onto highway 8 to Mission Trails Regional Park Lake Murray for even more hiking and fishing options.
When you are in the planning stages of a road trip and have your dates set, schedule an appointment with John’s Automotive Care in La Mesa. Our qualified auto mechanic team provides thorough professional auto repair services, and our entire team prides ourselves on keeping you updated throughout your service. Customers from Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, El Cajon, Rancho San Diego, Santee, & Hillcrest have come to trust our commitment to quality auto repair. If your vehicle needs preventive maintenance or repairs, call John’s Automotive Care, or schedule an appointment online with us today to experience the JAC (John’s Automotive Care) difference. We are located at 7447 University Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942.
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