Route 66 California

Let The Adventure Begin!

From Desert Oasis to Pacific Shore –
Route 66 in California

California Historic Route 66 Association

Natural Wonders

The vast Mojave Desert, the Colorado Rive and the only the only scenic byway in a major metropolitan area 

Let’s Eat

On Route 66 in California dining options abound: fine dining, vintage diner, roadhouse, seafood, or river front cafe


Enhance the adventure with a detour: Peterson Automotive Museum, Kelso, Hollywood Forever Cemetery and much, much more

A Land of Contrast

Diversity, that is the theme of a Route 66 adventure in California!

A Jim Hinckley’s America recommended property

Saga Motor Hotel

The Best of Route 66

Discover the hidden gems, the secret places, the history and the best places to eat along Route 66 from San Bernardino to Santa Monica with author and historian Scott Piotrowski as your guide. 

To schedule a tour or for more details: 

Scott Piotrowski 

Joe Sonderman books

The California Dream made Route 66 the most famous road in the world. Flappers dreamed of stardom under the bright lights of Hollywood. A wave of families fleeing the Dust Bowl transformed the state during the Great Depression. During World War II, another wave followed Route 66 seeking opportunity in the massive wartime industrial plants. Thousands of soldiers trained in the Mojave Desert and then returned amid the postwar prosperity to blossoming housing developments that replaced the vast orange groves. While Nat King Cole sang “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66,” the newly prosperous middle class hit the road headed for the dream land constructed by Walt Disney. Inspired by the Beat poets, the hippies, and the adventures of Buz and Tod on the CBS television show Route 66, a new generation took to the open road. Those who savor the journey as much as the destination still seek it out on Route 66 today.

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Urban Exploration

The original western terminus of Route 66 is at the heart of an historic theater district without equal! The century old Grand Central Market, stunning architecture, murals, and so much more! 

Let Route 66 Navigation be your copilot on an epic urban odyssey 

Route 66 Events

Route 66 Navigation App

Picture Your Business Here!

For as little as $12.50 per week ($50 per month) the Jim Hinckley’s America network can be put to work for you! Listed among our advertising sponsors are Wagon Wheel Motel – Gilligan’s Route 66 Tours – Jenny Joy’s Soap – Uranus Fudge Factory & General Store – Desert Diamond Distillery – Calico’s Restaurant – Route 66 Tours – Desert Wonder Tours – Roadrunner Lodge – Blue Swallow Motel

Major Sponsors: City of Cuba Missouri and Grand Canyon Caverns 

In California, Jim Hinckley’s America Recommends