Last Monday, Waze announced its partnership with Nissan to provide Waze users a list of the most rugged and action packed roads and trails across the U.S. to help point drivers to scenic spots along their drives and road trips. The new experience will highlight popular beaches, scenic points, and natural features in the greater Los Angeles area. 

Available through September 30th, Pathfinder Preferred Terrain Pins in Waze will alert drivers to the most scenic spots along their drives and road trips. The pins are based on the most popular outdoor destinations among Waze users in the U.S from January 2020 to present – including local favorites such as Venice Beach, the Antelope Poppy Reserve and Zuma Beach.

This comes at a time when, for many Americans, the car has become the main transportation option for summer travel and the nation seeks vacation opportunities without going abroad. Seventy-three percent of people recently surveyed by Waze, say they feel safest traveling by car and 33% say they expect to use their car more going forward than before the pandemic.

Catch a glimpse at the top local destinations in the list below so you can plan your next road trip!

Top Los Angeles Beaches

  1. Venice Beach
  2. Manhattan County Beach
  3. Zuma Beach
  4. Will Rogers State Beach
  5. Dockweiler State Beach
  6. Bolsa Chica State Beach
  7. El Matador State Beach
  8. Rosie’s Dog Beach
  9. Dog Beach (Huntington Beach)
  10. Corona del Mar State Beach

Top Los Angeles Forests/Groves

  1. Lake Perris State Recreation Area
  2. Antelope Poppy Reserve
  3. Arroyo Verde Park
  4. Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
  5. North Etiwanda Preserve
  6. Sycamore Grove Park
  7. Cougar Crest Trail 1E22
  8. Hickory Park
  9. Park Rangers Headquarters Griffith Park Visitor Center
  10. Wildwood Canyon Park

Top Los Angeles Scenic Lookouts/Viewpoints

  1. Los Liones Hiking Trail
  2. Malibu Pier
  3. Top of the World (Laguna Beach)
  4. Universal City Overlook
  5. Mulholland Scenic Overlook
  6. Mandeville Canyon Park
  7. Angels Point
  8. Lake Hollywood street parking
  9. Sullivan Canyon Trailhead
  10. Jerome C Daniels Overlook above the Hollywood Bowl