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The Chevy Silverado has always set the bar for full-size pickups. But in 2014, it's raising it.
With re-engineered ergonomics, performance and interior and exterior styling, the new 2014 Silverado is stronger, smarter and more capable than ever. You still get the class-leading trailering capacity and rugged looks you've come to expect from a Silverado, but now with increased fuel efficiency and a comfier cab thanks to redesigned front seats and more rear seat legroom. Add MyLink, a touchscreen entertainment and navigation system with smartphone integration that keeps you and your crew connected to the world, and you've got the perfect vehicle for long, memorable drives with family and friends.
Which leads to one thing: Road trips. Thankfully, California and its neighboring states are uniquely blessed with some of America's most scenic terrain and towns. To stoke your adventurous spirit, we've put together a few of our favorite destinations.
Zion National Park
An easy, six hour drive from Los Angeles, Utah's Zion National Park is the ideal getaway for SoCal families with adventure on their agenda. Home to soaring mountain peaks and deep, spectacular canyons, all accessible via an extensive network of hiking trails, the iconic National Park offers something for everyone.
Only a quick, scenic drive south of LA, Newport Beach offers everything from a classic American boardwalk to world-class surfing, shopping and dining. Book a weekend at a posh resort or quaint coastal inn, hit the golf course and even take a dinner cruise.
Las Vegas is the perfect family road trip, whether you're swinging and single or have the whole family in tow. From scene-y hotspots like Andrea's located at the Wynn Encore, where the Japanese-inspired dishes are only rivaled by a soundtrack curated by dance music superstar Steve Angello, to all the over-the-top pool fun at The Golden Nugget's sprawling outdoor complex, there's something for everyone. Add Cirque du Soleil's latest spectacle Zarkana at the Aria Resort & Casino, plus plenty of world-class shopping, entertainment and dining, and you've got a destination ripe for a summer road trip.
VenturaCountyWest is a throwback to the California of old—with uncrowded beaches and quaint main streets, the historic San Buenaventura Mission, acres of strawberry fields and citrus groves, an old-fashioned pier, two harbors and, just offshore, whale watching and the Channel Islands National Park. Add world-class golf courses, shopping, award-winning wineries, farm-to-table restaurants and several brewpubs and it’s easy to see why Southern California residents need look no further for their next road trip.
Monterey is home to so many iconic California experiences. From winding through the breathtaking Big Sur coastline on Highway One to sipping local wines alongside vintners in their tasting rooms to playing 18 holes with soaring ocean views, Monterey offers the perfect getaway. Add shopping on Cannery Row and surfing lessons on pristine beaches, and you might never want to leave.