The Ultimate California Playlist

If you ask any of our Trekkers, they'll tell you one of the most important parts of road trip life is the playlist. With long drives ahead, there's nothing that makes the time pass faster than some good tunes and some amazing views. So when you're cruisin' California, gazing out of the window at the scenery and dreaming about what adventure lies ahead, check out these tracks for ultimate musical inspiration! 

Mamas and Papas - California Dreamin'

The quintissential Cali tune! Expect to hear this on the van playlist as you cruise along the California coast.

Phantom Planet - California

If you ever watched 2000s teen drama The OC, you'll recognise this epic singalong instantly. CALIFORNIAAA...HERE WE COME! 

2Pac feat. Dr Dre - California Love

Need we say more?!

Katy Perry - California Gurls

This bubblegum pop banger (featuring a cameo from California King Snoop Dogg, no less) is the perfect soundtrack to lazy days lounging on the state's best beaches.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Dani California

If guitar tunes are more your jam, Los Angeles rockstars Red Hot Chilli Peppers are all about that Cali cool.

Scott McKenzie - Going to San Francisco

You may not recognise the name Scott McKenzie, but this classic San Fran track is the perfect accompaniment to your first sighting of the Golden Gate Bridge!

Miley Cyrus - Malibu

For a more recent sunshine-y slice of West Coast pop, Miley's Malibu is all about chilled out, California beach vibes.

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