Best Summer Adventures in California
Credit: Ford Motor Company
Best Summer Adventures in California
Credit: Ford Motor Company

5 Summer Destinations for the California Road-Tripper

Boats, ATVs and Retro Camping Await With These 5 Epic Summer Escapades

It’s no secret that California is overflowing with endless opportunities to get away, explore and experience nature like never before. Whether it be a trip out to the lake, a day at the beach or a weekend in the mountains, summer in California is the season of action-packed outdoor adventures. Lucky for us, the experts at Ken Grody Ford have all the rides needed to make one’s dream summer vacation a reality. If you’re in the mood to explore, read on to see our picks for the five most incredible summer escapades available—and the five Ford vehicles that are built for each adventure!


Destination: Lake Havasu, AZ

Vehicle of Choice: Ford F-150 Raptor

Best Summer Adventures in California
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Nestled neatly on the sandy border of California and Arizona, Lake Havasu is nothing short of a bustling, active destination. From its towering, red bluffs to its pristine, crystal blue waters, this desert oasis is an excellent place to bring the boat out to spend a day on the water. Of course, if you’re towing a boat out there, you’re going to need a vehicle with torque and precision, and the new 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor is the perfect candidate. With 640 pound-per-foot of torque, tons of customization and upgrade options along with the unbeatable traction of four-wheel drive, the Raptor is built for adventure.


Destination: Alabama Hills, CA

Vehicle of Choice: Ford Bronco Sport

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While the Sierras are well known for their staggering peaks, gorgeous water features and luxurious ski resorts, what many don’t know is they are also home to one of the most pristine and striking collections of desert rock formations at Alabama Hills. Enjoy off-roading, hiking, picnicking or any assortment of the three while taking in the gorgeous views this place has to offer. To fully enjoy this destination, however, you’re going to need a vehicle built for tough mountain roads; the Ford Bronco Sport is one of the best off-road-equipped vehicles on the market. With unbeatable traction, power and suspension all packaged inside an award-winning chassis, the Bronco is the ultimate off-roading luxury vehicle.


Destination: Retro RV Campground at The Holidays in San Clemente, CA

Vehicle of Choice: Ford Explorer

If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure that is a bit more relaxed but equally as scenic, you’ll definitely want to check out the Retro RV Campground at The Holidays in San Clemente. This one-of-a-kind camping community is situated mere moments from the beach and allows visitors to rent vintage RV campers to enjoy maximum comfort and charm during their stay. And with cozy fire pits, space to roam and tons to do, it’s the perfect place to bring the kids! But in order to fit the whole family into one car along with any camping essentials, you’re going to need one built with as much seating and trunk capacity as possible—the Ford Explorer has exactly that. Contact the experts at Ken Grody to see what upgrade options they have for the Ford Explorer to ensure you’re getting the most out of your vehicle at the most competitive rate.


Destination: Malibu, CA

Vehicle of Choice: Ford Ranger XLT

Los Angeles’ breathtaking neighbor to the north, Malibu, continues to dazzle visitors and locals with its breathtaking beaches. Experience perfect surf for all levels, gorgeous beachfront hotels, stunning bluffs and hiking trails and some of the best dining and shopping destinations in all of SoCal. If you’re looking to experience this one-of-a-kind surfing destination, we recommend taking a truck that has all the bed space needed to transport surfboards, beach chairs and coolers for a day on the sand. It seems like the Ford Ranger XLT was built for the occasion. Maximizing space in both the cab and bed, this hardy truck features a powerful yet eco-friendly engine, ensuring you’ll be helping to keep Malibu’s pristine beaches smog-free while having everything you need to enjoy the day.


Destination: Glamis, CA

Vehicle of Choice: Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

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For all the off-road and dirt-biking enthusiasts, Glamis is the place to dwell this summer. Thousands of acres of undisturbed desert landscape make this area perfect for taking new toys for a spin, enjoying the desert views and catching an incredible sunset. For transporting any and all of your off-road vehicles of choice, we recommend checking out the Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty lineups of high-powered trucks. These vehicles come equipped with some of the best towing capacities on the market as well as plenty of cab space and amenities to make your journey to the desert as smooth and comfortable as possible.


Ken Grody Ford
6211 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, CA 90621

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