The I-80 stretch of road through Gold Country, which zooms past Vallejo, through Sacramento, and into the Sierra Nevada mountains, is like stepping from the Patagonia fleece tech world of San Francisco into whatever portal takes Alice to Wonderland. The journey is multisensory, featuring dozens of colors and shades that blur as you drive, and lands the traveler in a world much unlike the one they began in.
One might counter that a road trip anywhere through the countryside is not unlike that — journeying from urban to rural — but post-pandemic it can be all the more dizzying to set off without any direction. With the variants making cross-country and international travel feel uncertain this summer, driving could be more on the docket than it was even a year ago. For all those who favor driving rather than flying, here are the 10 places worth adding to the I-80 roadtrip itinerary.
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