I grew up in Denver, in the heart of awe-striking mountains, sunshine, and a kindness hard to find elsewhere. I went to college in Los Angeles, and there’s no better feeling than driving down the PCH, the blue ocean acting as the mascot of the West Coast. In LA, I learned immediately where to find the best tacos and where the most beautiful flowers bloom. It’s the land of possibility; I would start the day getting coffee in Pasadena and end the day at a bonfire in Malibu, with sweet wine and the stars.
West Coast, best coast. There’s no place more magical than the western United States to road trip through on your spring break. To get the scoop on where to go, Her Campus asked four different Her Campus chapters at colleges in the west about the must-see spots in their cities. So curate the perfect playlist, grab your sunnies, and get ready for a road trip of your dreams — complete with stops in Colorado, California, and Washington.
- Los Angeles, CA: Enjoy beautiful views of the Hollywood Sign from Griffith Observatory.
- Berkeley, CA: Visit the observation platform at the top of UC Berkeley’s Campanile.
- Boulder, CO: Stroll down the Pearl Street Mall.
“Pop into the local stores and restaurants for shopping, craft beer, and views of the flatirons from the rooftops. Plus, dogs are allowed in! Bonus points if you go to a rooftop bar, like Rosetta or Avanti.” – Her Campus at CU Boulder
- Ellensburg, WA: Sled down the side of the Water Tower.
“The first snow of the year is so exciting in Ellensburg. Celebrate like the locals by grabbing the lid off your trash can and sliding down the side of the water tower (the highest point in the city’s limits)!” – Her Campus at Central Washington University