One Tank Trips

 

At Pacific, the campus recreation department hosts a variety of day trip over the semester. From horseback riding to beach yoga, Pacific Recreation takes advantage of Northern California’s outdoor opportunities. The costs are low, registration is easy, and the experience is priceless.

This got me thinking: What were some of my favorite Pacific getaways? I compiled a list of six adventures within driving distance and, to make things even easier on your wallet, I made sure all trips cost less than a tank of gas. So, take a look, plan a weekend and get out there!

All estimates are made using GasBuddy and feature a 2008 Automatic Toyota Corolla (13-gallon tank) with an average gas price of $2.75. Don’t judge. You know someone who drives one.

 

Art in The Heart of The Capitol

Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Travel Time: ~45 minutes
Total Gas Cost: $7.65
Admission Cost: $8 for college students

photos courtesy of @crockerart

 

If Root beer Floats Your Boat

The First A&W
216 E Lodi Ave, Lodi, CA 95240
Travel Time: ~22 minutes
Total Gas Cost: $2.75

photos courtesy of @hotrodsandjalopies and @awlodi

 

­­The Most Beautiful Taco Bell in the WORLD!!!

Pacifica’s Beachside Taco Bell
5200 Coast Hwy, Pacifica, CA
Travel Time: ~1 hour and 50 minutes
Total Gas Cost: $15.41
Food Cost: Treat yourself.

photos courtesy of @thealexandrak, @esterjulee, @primo_david_

 

Not Your Granny’s Apples

Apple Hill
2952 Carson Rd, Placerville, CA 95667
Travel Time: ~1 hour and 30 minutes
Total Gas Cost: $15.10

photos courtesy of @applehillca

 

The most colorful Hike ever

Donner Summit Railroad Hike
Donner Pass Road Truckee, CA 9616
Travel Time: ~2 hours and 30 minutes
Total Gas Cost: $23.57 

photos courtesy of @bibiloai, @peterdayphoto, @photobyharvey

 

California’s National Treasure

Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Travel Time: ~3 hours and 15mont minutes
Total Gas Cost: $24.56
Entrance Fee: $30 per vehicle

photos courtesy of @yosemitenps

 

Otters..need i say more

Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
Travel Time: ~2 hours and 30 minutes
Total Gas Cost: $22.85
Admission Cost: $39.95

photos courtesy of @montereybayaquarium

 
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