By Deb Flomberg
As the summer gets warmer and the days get longer, there is one great way to spend a surprise afternoon off – go for a long drive and explore some of the most beautiful scenic roads in the country. One of the best routes to take is to visit the Rim of the World Scenic Byway, located about an hour east of Los Angeles. You can easily spend up to four hours just traveling this stunning highway.
The Rim of the World Scenic Byway will take you through some of the most stunningly beautiful areas of California, with lots of great panoramic views and incredible vistas to enjoy. If you are there during the summer, you’ll see lots of greenery. The fall brings amazing leaves and vivid colors while the winter offers snow-covered mountains and forests.
You’ll be driving along the crest of the San Bernadino Mountains and the San Bernadino National Forest, so you’ll have plenty of places that you can find to stop and stretch your legs or go exploring. Make sure to stop by the Big Bear Discovery Center and Station––you can get lots of great information about the area and some advice on local areas to hike while you are there.
Or just enjoy the picturesque views offered by this spectacular scenic highway. With such amazing panoramic views, you’ll want to capture as many photos as possible, so remember to bring along your camera. And be sure to make a drive like this in the most comfortable and luxurious car you can. Make the drive in the E400 Hybrid Sport Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. The hybrid will keep your gas prices low, you’ll be going green, and it’s a Mercedes-Benz, so you’ll be totally comfortable as you enjoy this beautiful drive. Make this drive on your own or bring along the family, it’s a great way to enjoy the incredible views in Southern California.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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