Atlantic ocean waves on the beach at Montauk Point Light, Lighthouse, Long Island, New York, Suffolk County

The Independent Collection’s properties are located in some of the country’s most popular cities, each with a number of smaller, attractive destinations within a drive’s reach.

Road trippers will love these five “in between” US destinations worth visiting.

Santa Barbara, California

Perfect stop off for:

A road trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

It’s worth visiting because:

Santa Barbara, home to IC’s Hotel Milo, is one of Southern California’s most popular beach communities. Its laidback vibe, gorgeous weather and wine and food scene make it an easy place to spend a few days.

Cape Cod

Perfect stop off for:

A road trip from Boston to New York City.

It’s worth visiting because:

Cape Cod a slice of New England heaven with the world’s best clam chowder and lobster. Check out its sandy shores on your way from the Boxer Boston Hotel to NYC, or other coastal destinations like Block Island or Martha’s Vineyard.

Savannah, Georgia

Perfect stop off for:

Any East Coast road trip to the South.

It’s worth visiting because:

This historic city in Georgia is the epitome of a calming getaway. See historic homes, charming squares and Spanish moss-covered oaks while enroute on a drive to Miami Beach

The Hamptons

Perfect stop off for:

On your way in or out of New York City

It’s worth visiting because:

This is the quintessential beach getaway spot for New York City’s elite. Spend a weekend here after staying with the Duane Street Hotel and go hiking in Montauk, lay out on the sand in Amagansett, and enjoy a swanky night on the town in East Hampton.

San Luis Obispo

Perfect stop off for:

Road trips on the coast of Southern California

It’s worth visiting because:

San Luis Obispo is a gorgeous and less-crowded coastal stop-off where vineyard tours, hikes with breathtaking views, and horseback riding are all popular activities. Check out some excursions, and visit the town on your way from San Francisco to Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.