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Road Trip: 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Words and Images by Jerry Perez

Road Trip: 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

We recently took the newly upgraded 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata on a 600 mile road trip through scenic Southern California. Check out some of the sights we took in with the top down, and then check out our first drive review and driving impressions on 95Octane.

Road Trip: 2019 Mazda MX-5 MiataBehold the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve, where even the scorching weather and nearby wildfires couldn’t spoil the beauty this part of the state has to offer.

Road Trip: 2019 Mazda MX-5 MiataThe Mission San Antonio de Pala was established in 1816, when the plot of land that still holds the remains of the original church was actually Mexican territory.

Road Trip: 2019 Mazda MX-5 MiataThe main chapel still ministers to local residents and even some Native Americans. In fact, it has done so uninterruptedly since it was built and there are stunning paintings and artifacts to prove it.

Road Trip: 2019 Mazda MX-5 MiataNestled in the heart of Malibu, the Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club offers some pretty fancy accommodations. This vintage trailer isn’t one of them, it’s just for show.

Road Trip: 2019 Mazda MX-5 MiataThis is more like it, a large luxury bungalow by a vineyard. And yes, a complimentary bottle of wine awaits inside each suite.

Road Trip: 2019 Mazda MX-5 MiataWith temperatures in excess of 100 degrees, finding shade to keep cool was a priority - one that our busy travel schedule didn’t allow too much of.

Road Trip: 2019 Mazda MX-5 MiataTired of driving? Time to jump in and relax at the pool.

Road Trip: 2019 Mazda MX-5 MiataSometimes it’s okay to unplug and just bring along what’s truly necessary - that’s what Mazda's sweet little roadster is all about. Water, check. Sunblock, check. Cell phone signal, missing.

Road Trip: 2019 Mazda MX-5 MiataCharles Lindbergh, Mazda MX-5. Mazda MX-5, Charles Lindbergh. For some reason we think these two adventurers would’ve liked each other.

Road Trip: 2019 Mazda MX-5 MiataTaking a stroll down a Malibu beach is a must when in town, even if it’s done behind the wheel of a car.

Road Trip: 2019 Mazda MX-5 MiataNeedless to say, the sleek 2019 Mazda MX-5 RF fit right in with the other glamorous convertibles in the area.

Road Trip: 2019 Mazda MX-5 MiataOne of the many vineyards discovered during our two-day trip, but duty called, and we had to be in Pismo Beach on time for dinner.

Road Trip: 2019 Mazda MX-5 MiataMountains and vineyards gave way to palm trees and beaches, it could only mean one thing.

Road Trip: 2019 Mazda MX-5 MiataWelcome to Pismo Beach, one of central California’s crown jewels. The relatively small beach town is home to a charming marina and an abundance of monarch butterflies. Destination achieved.

Road Trip: 2019 Mazda MX-5 MiataIt was time to hand over the keys and go home. After hundreds of miles of Southern California’s most exhilarating roads, the MX-5 roadster and RF models had served us well.

Want to know more about how the 2019 MX-5 drove? Then head over to 95octane right now for all the details.

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