The weekend’s rolling around and that means you can road trip with your pals. Nothing’s more fun than piling your belongings into your car and hitting the road with friends. To make the planning easier for you, we’ve gathered all the best road trips from San Diego you need to take in 2020.\nSo pack some sunscreen, your swimsuit, hiking shoes, and a camera. You’re going to want plenty of pics!\nCatalina Island\nPrice: 1.5-hour drive to Newport Beach and $74.50 for the Catalina Flyer ferry. You can also take the Catalina Express from Dana Point (closest to SD), Long Beach, and San Pedro.*\nHours: You can find the Catalina Express ferry's schedule here.\nLocation: Catalina Island, California\nWhy You Need To Go: This beautiful island is the closest thing you’ll get to the south of France in Californa.\nView this post on Instagram So yesterday we ventured to a little ol’ place called Catalina. You may of heard of it...🏝 - - - Sun, ocean (although the ocean in the way was a tad angry 🤢), vibes, golf carts and a round casino that just works with a drone 👏🏻 - - - San Diego -> Dana point 1 hour drive Dana point -> Catalina / Avalon 1.5 hours Tip: get there early if you can. The beach club was closed by 4pm! - - - Camera: DJI Mavic Air . . . #usa #california #catalinaisland #avalon #californiathroughmylens #landscapecapture #travel #backpacker #travelwithme #picoftheday #photooftheday #photography #instagood #travelgram #dronestagram #dronephotography #droneoftheday #drone #mavicair #dji #islandvibes #island A post shared by Garry Dickinson (@galdizzle) on May 18, 2019 at 9:49am PDT\nWebsite\nSequoia National Park\nPrice: $35 per vehicle\nLocation: Sequoia National Park, California\nWhy You Need To Go: You can walk through a forest of 275-foot tall Sequoia trees, hike rugged mountains, and find beautiful waterfalls.\nView this post on Instagram By @heykelseyj Over the past few years, I’ve made a tradition that my very first road trip of the year is always heading to the NorCal redwoods and Oregon coast. This year I went with @dani_the_explorer and @glennleerobinson and not only was the trip a blast, but we got some incredible conditions, capturing my favorites photos of the area to date. Can’t wait to make my pilgrimage back here in a few months. ↠ Chosen by @dennisfrerichs_ - ↠ Make sure to show some love to the creator 😎 - ↠ And tag your post #escapeandwonder - - - - - #wekeepmoments #visittheusa #sequoianationalpark #usaroadtrip #weroamgermany #rsa_folknature #earth_shots #redwoods #adventureinspired #allaboutadventures #visualwanderlust #theearthoutdoors #ourdailyplanet #exploringglobe #lifeofadventures #livetoexplore #wildvisuals #traveltheglobe #folkvibes #discover_earth #adventureanywhere #globetrotting #letscamp #stayandwander #wandertheworld A post shared by Escape & Wonder (@escapeandwonder) on Sep 29, 2019 at 1:51pm PDT\nWebsite\nJoshua Tree National Park\nPrice: $30 entrance fee per vehicle\nLocation: Joshua Tree National Park, California\nWhy You Need To Go: This rugged desert is home to massive boulders and otherworldly landscapes. It’s a fun escape from the beaches of southern California if you want to go rock climbing, camping, or hiking.\nView this post on Instagram Has 2019 been a long year so far? Try being a boulder in Joshua Tree! When you look at our rock formations, you are looking about 100 million years into the past. It puts into perspective how quickly our lives go by. Be sure to pause and take in the beauty of life and nature around you! Q: What did the motivational speaker say to the audience? A: Life is too short to be taken for "granite". #wednesdaywisdom #wednesdaymotivation NPS/ Shay Spatz A post shared by Joshua Tree National Park (@joshuatreenps) on May 1, 2019 at 10:28am PDT\nWebsite\nSolvang\nPrice: Free\nLocation: Solvang, California\nWhy You Need To Go: This historic Danish village will make you feel like you’re in Europe. There are colorful buildings, a giant windmill, and plenty of adorable shops with handmade souvenirs and delicious authentic pastries.\nView this post on Instagram felt like we were walking through the set of beauty & the beast 😍 A post shared by Arielle Diaz (@iamariellediaz) on Sep 23, 2019 at 3:20pm PDT\nWebsite\nLake Arrowhead\nPrice: Free\nLocation: Lake Arrowhead, San Bernardino County, California\nWhy You Need To Go: This community has plenty of beautiful hikes, hidden hot and cold springs, and waterfalls to explore. Plus, there's plenty of cute and cozy cabins you can rent. It’s one of the most underrated parts of southern California.\nView this post on Instagram Into the woods — to the dreamiest cabin in Skyforest, California: @aframebythelake 🌲🚌🍃 Just outside of Lake Arrowhead, you’ll find this sweet A-Frame nestled in a grove of redwoods. 🌾 There’s really nothing more magical than waking up with the sun dancing around in the golden leaves outside each morning. 🍂 #LakeArrowhead #California #Airbnb A post shared by Allegra Rose B. (@allegraroseb) on Oct 16, 2019 at 2:39pm PDT\nWebsite\nTemecula\nPrice: Varies by activity\nLocation: Temecula, CA\nWhy You Need To Go: Think of Temecula as San Diego’s Napa Valley. This scenic wine country has rolling hills, gorgeous vineyards, and plenty of places to choose from when you want to dine and sip. The downtown historic town is super cute too.\nView this post on Instagram maybe one day I’ll actually like red wine!! A post shared by Skylar Escoboza (@skylar_escoboza) on Nov 10, 2019 at 3:01pm PST\nWebsite\nSalvation Mountain\nPrice: Free\nHours: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.\nLocation: Beal Rd, Calipatria, CA\nWhy You Need To Go: This 50-foot tall man-made mountain looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss storybook. You can actually walk along and interact with the art, too! Just make sure to stay on the yellow (brick) road.\nView this post on Instagram heading into a long weekend like 🕺🏼🌈⚡️🌸 A post shared by Lisa Rosenblum (@lisalollirock) on Aug 30, 2019 at 6:02am PDT\nWebsite\n* This article has been updated.\nEditor's note: Many California waterfalls are seasonal. Check weather conditions before you go on the trails to make sure the falls are still flowing and trail conditions are safe.\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.