Even though Route 66 stretches from Chicago to the Santa Monica Pier — almost 2,500 miles — there is a great way to explore the "Mother Road" right here in SoCal in a day.

Starting in Victorville, you can easily do a quick tour of Route 66 that will give you the sights, sounds and flavors of this famous road. The SoCal Scene correspondent and Vintage LA expert Alison Martino shows you how to get your "kicks on Route 66" without driving hundreds of miles.

California Route 66 Museum
16825 South D St.,
Victorville, CA 92395

The Route 66 Museum gives visitors a look at the classic history of the traveling road. It's a great place to see photos and memorabilia to the early-to-mid 1900s on this classic American road.

WigWam Motel
2728 E. Foothill Blvd.
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Built in 1949, The Wigwam Motel is located on the historic Route 66. Go back in time to open spaces with iconic teepees, stunning sceneries, pristine lakes and a world of San Bernardino activities and attractions to discover nearby. Visit their website https://www.wigwammotel.com/ to make a reservation.

Magic Lamp Restaurant
8189 Foothill Blvd.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

The Magic Lamp Inn is a Rancho Cucamonga landmark. The steakhouse was founded in 1955 located right on Route 66. The Magic Lamp is one of three places in the U.S. that have an open flame at night on the sign, which is designed like Aladdin's lamp just outside the restaurant! The Rancho Cucamonga restaurant has a Bavarian feel but an Arabian Nights name. It makes for a tasty stop on your road trip on Route 66.

Cucamonga Service Station
9670 Foothill Blvd.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

The Cucamonga Service Station is a historic gas and automobile service station located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. It has now been restored as a historic museum and landmark for tourists to stop by and explore the history of Route 66. It's the last station reminiscent of the roadside architecture of the 1920s, '30s and '40s.

Donut Man
915 E. Route 66
Glendora, CA 91740

Donut Man is the originator of the fresh fruit stuffed donuts and is famous for its seasonal fresh strawberry and peach stuffed donuts. It's the place to stop on Route 66 for a delicious dessert! A soft glazed donut stuffed with fresh West Coast strawberries. Every donut is made by hand at the Donut Man and every single strawberry is inspected, washed and cut by hand.