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From Desert Oasis to Pacific Shore - Route 66 in California
The vast Mojave Desert, the Colorado Rive and the only the only scenic byway in a major metropolitan area
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!
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.
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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.
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