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Cruising into Father's Day: An electric road trip adventure through central California

As Father’s Day approaches, many families are finding ways to celebrate the paternal figures in their lives, as well as enjoying the first month of summer. This year, why not take Father’s Day as a great reason for an EV adventure? Whether your household owns an EV or wants to rent one to understand what all the hype is about, join bp pulse for a scenic, electric journey – and charge with us along the way.

Sacramento (charging available at 8105 Delta Shores Cir S, Sacramento, CA 95832)

Sacramento, California is the capital city of the state, offering an array of outdoor activities, attractions, and historic points of interest.

  • Sacramento Bypass Wildlife Area: designated wildlife sanctuary encompassing wetlands, riparian habitats, and agricultural lands.
  • American River Parkway: offers miles of paved trails winding through natural habitats.
  • Old Sacramento: this historic district preserves the city’s Gold Rush era heritage with cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and horse-drawn carriages.

Stockton (charging available at 1243 W March Ln, Stockton, CA 95207)

Stockton, California, located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, offers a variety of attractions and activities for residents and visitors to enjoy.

  • San Joaquin River: offers recreational opportunities including boating and kayaking, fishing, birdwatching, river tours, and more.
  • Oak Grove Regional Park: this park has many recreational activities to suit visitors of all ages, including fishing, hiking, and camping.
  • Micke Grove Regional Park and Zoo: discover wildlife from around the world at this family-friendly zoo.

Antioch (charging available at 5540 Bridgehead Rd, Oakley, CA 94561)

Antioch, California, situated in the East Bay region, offers a variety of attractions and activities for visitors of any age.

  • Lone Tree Golf Course: play a round of golf at this 18-hole championship golf course. This course offers a challenging round of golf amidst picturesque scenery and visitor amenities.
  • Contra Loma Regional Park: this park features hiking trails, picnic areas, and a swim lagoon with stunning landscapes.
  • Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve: explore historic coal mining sites and scenic hiking trails on these stunning rolling green hills.

Morgan Hill (charging available at 18605 Monterey Highway, Morgan Hill, CA, 95037)

Morgan Hill, California, nestled in the southern part of Santa Clara Valley, offers several outdoor recreation activities and family fun.

  • Henry W. Coe State Park: as one of California’s largest state parks, this park offers hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding amongst scenic trails and rugged ridges.
  • Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park: located just a short drive from Morgan Hill, this whimsical theme park features over 40 rides, attractions, and gardens inspired by the agricultural heritage of the region.
  • Anderson Lake County Park: enjoy hiking, picnicking, fishing, boating, and wildlife watching. The park surrounds Anderson Reservoir, offering scenic views of the water and surrounding hillsides.

King City (charging available at 1302 Broadway Circle, King City, CA, 93930)

King City, California, located in Monterey County, showcases the beauty of the region and provides opportunities for outdoor adventures, cultural exploration, and relaxation.

  • Pinnacles National Park: hike scenic trails that wind through towering rock formations, caves, and lush valleys, offering opportunities to observe diverse wildlife and panoramic views.
  • Mission San Antonio de Padua: this is one of California’s oldest and most picturesque Spanish missions, featuring guided tours of the mission grounds, the on-site museum, and gardens dating back to the late 18th century.
  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park: if you have the time on your road trip, you might consider Big Sur to be your grand finale. This breathtaking natural wonderland on the central California coast offers hiking, camping, wildlife viewing, swimming, and jaw-dropping scenery.

On an electric EV road trip through central California, you are sure to make some memories of the stunning views, priceless activities, and time spent together. As the EV charging network grows across the US, so too is adventure made easier in your electric vehicle.

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13 June 2024


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Meg Dinga

Head of EV Program Integration
bp pulse Americas