The Essential Road Trip Playlist Broken Down By Coast

Forget east coast/west coast rivalries, these songs are guaranteed to get you in the mood to pack up your things and hit the road, destination unknown. Whether you’re taking a quick few days out of state, or hauling you and your friends around the country in a motorhome, we’ve got you covered with some serious jams. If you’re coming down from Canada for a scenic view of your neighbors to the south, this playlist might help you understand the subtle divisions of culture in our society.

West Coast

Tom Waits’ Going Out West

Lana Del Rey – Ride

Led Zeppelin’s Going to California

Warren G – Regulate (ft. Nate Dogg)

Best Coast – When I’m With You

Queens of the Stone Age – Go with the Flow

Willie Nelson – On the Road Again

East Coast

Nas – NY State of Mind

Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run

The Strokes  – New York City Cops

Beastie Boys – No Sleep till Brooklyn

Big Black – Kerosine

The Velvet Underground – Sunday Morning