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Can't beat the scenery!

I would highly recommend taking Highway 1 down the coast from San Francisco down to San Diego... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mark N
Beautiful Drive

Being from the east coast I'm not use to seeing views like this. I drove from LA to San Francisco... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joyce T
New York City, New York
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Roam this 101-mile stretch of Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo County (SLO CAL) where you'll find 10 uncrowded beaches, 12 state parks, Hearst Castle, three bountiful wine regions, farm-to-table cuisine, and unique wildlife habitats. Wherever you roam...more
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Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, CA
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I would highly recommend taking Highway 1 down the coast from San Francisco down to San Diego, especially the Central Coast, from Monterey to San Luis Obispo. Be sure to stop by the bakery in Big Sur. It is at the Shell Station in Big...More

Thank Mark N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being from the east coast I'm not use to seeing views like this. I drove from LA to San Francisco. Very beautiful ride, it's very interesting seeing the terrain change. Some parts were a little scary driving by the cliffs but being mindful of your...More

Thank Joyce T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove from LA to San Fran over several days. The views are spectacular with plenty of places to stop to take them in. A must drive.

Thank epic9990
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most spectacular highways in this country, but watch weather as it can be closed due to unfortunate slides, but worth the effort.

Thank bigislanddave928
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove the winding Pacific Coast Highway from San Simeon north to Monterrey. Going north worked out best, as you could be on the inside lane. It just feels safer, as some locals drive fairly fast. However, scenic stops along the way can be tricky,...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently drove from Cambria down to Pismo Beach; it was a pleasant leisurely drive midweek in the early afternoon. Highway 1 has many attractions and beautiful ocean views. Cayucos is a particularly charming little town that doesn't take long to check out. It's worth...More

1  Thank Charlotte S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unforgettable experience. Breathtaking views. Lots of places to stop off and hike. Lots of marine wildlife. Can't wait to go back there again...

1  Thank Ronit4
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We travelled San Simeon through to Pebble Beach and thoroughly enjoyed the drive. Unfortunately we needed to keep our eye on the clock and did not have time to pull over to the many scenic spots, but how you choose to pull into one and...More

1  Thank baj2300
Reviewed 2 October 2018

All of Hwy. 1 in California is gorgeous. This particular part of the road has crashing waves, beautiful mountains and hills, and local wildlife. Great opportunity for photography. Bring a picnic and make a day of it

1  Thank Kirsten T
Reviewed 29 September 2018

The drive from San Fransisco to Los Angeles on this route is fantastic. You have to use this route to visit San Jose, Palo Alto, Gilroy, Paso Robales, San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Solvang, Santa Barbara etc etc. It is a great route...More

1  Thank AsimDalal
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Sue T
16 October 2018|
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Response from Kirsten T | Reviewed this property |
It's a lovely drive and you will enjoy it. Even though you don't need to stay anywhere overnight, I would recommend doing so if you really want to make stops and enjoy the trip. The weather should be lovely, just a little... More
1 September 2018|
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Response from harveymushman99 | Reviewed this property |
What year ,color and make is your car .....Male or Female driver ?
21 March 2018|
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Response from Teri K | Reviewed this property |
Check with California road updates, the LA times has published some openings. If you do have to drive up to Salinas, the road to the beach,the road will take you by the Arroyo Seco Races at. Also,I would try and stay in... More
30 December 2017|
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Response from npi | Reviewed this property |
Have fun on your trip. That's going to be a long trip for just two days. I recommend getting to Monterrey Ca. Instead of Napa. to strart your trip. The most scenic trip is Highway one from Monterrey to Morro Bay, CA. However... More
15 September 2017|
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Response from beachgirl60 | Reviewed this property |
Only road closure we've heard lately is at Big Sur,south of Monterey