Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from New York City to San Francisco. If you're planning a road trip to San Francisco, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between New York City and San Francisco. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
Your starting point is New York, New York.
You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.
Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.
Cleveland (44 answers)
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (13 mentions)
The Cleveland Museum of Art (12 mentions)
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (6 mentions)
West Side Market (6 mentions)
Great Lakes Brewing Company (5 mentions)
restaurants around Cleveland:
The Greenhouse Tavern
Melt Bar & Grilled
hotels around Cleveland:
The Cleveland Hostel
questions about Cleveland:
Good restaurants for business dinner?
What is your favorite restaurant in Cleveland?
New to the city, friend coming to visit: What should we do?
Vegetarian near Playhouse Square
Best breweries in Cleveland?
Des Moines (18 answers)
questions about Des Moines:
What's the best neighborhood in Des Moines for a first time visitor?
Any good hiking spots in or near Des Moines?
Omaha (17 answers)
Henry Doorly Zoo (8 mentions)
Joslyn Art Museum (3 mentions)
Lauritzen Gardens (2 mentions)
The Durham Museum (2 mentions)
Omaha Children's Museum (2 mentions)
restaurants around Omaha:
Stokes Grill & Bar Wood Fired Foods
801 Chophouse at The Paxton
Lo Sole Mio Ristorante
questions about Omaha:
Best free things to do in Omaha?
Low-key bachelor party activities in Omaha?
Dog friendly hotels
Sonny Lubick Steakhouse (3 mentions)
Salt Lake City (63 answers)
Temple Square (8 mentions)
Liberty Park (5 mentions)
Tracy Aviary (3 mentions)
Red Butte Garden & Arboretum (2 mentions)
The Beehive House (2 mentions)
restaurants around Salt Lake City:
Maxwell's East Coast Eatery
Pig and A Jelly Jar
hotels around Salt Lake City:
Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City - a Kimpton Hotel
Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown
The Grand America Hotel
The Little America Hotel Salt Lake City
questions about Salt Lake City:
What is your favorite restaurant in Salt Lake City?
What's the best, cant-miss meal in Salt Lake City?
Centrally-Located Hotels in Salt Lake City?
Winter time activities in Salt Lake City
Places to bar hop and night life in SLC?
Tahoe City (18 answers)
Lake Tahoe (21 mentions)
Squaw Valley (4 mentions)
Alpine Meadows Ski Resort (3 mentions)
Northstar California Resort (3 mentions)
Chambers Landing Bar & Grill (3 mentions)
restaurants around Tahoe City:
The Dam Cafe
West Shore Cafe & Inn
hotels around Tahoe City:
Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge
Northstar Ski Resort
Your final destination is San Francisco, California.
You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.
Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?
The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in San Francisco.
You can also see most people recommend as the best amount of time to visit. Find out how many days in San Francisco to stay.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Top of the Mark, which was mentioned 13 times on Trippy.
Here are some more hotels people talk about:
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Ike's Place, which was mentioned 23 times.
Here are some more restaurants people talk about:
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This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.
These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:
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