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Activities: Driving, Biking
Description: Running along the northern California coast, this highway has some of the...
Running along the northern California coast, this highway has some of the best views of any in the United States.
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2-Day Monterey, Carmel and Pebble Beach Tour from San Francisco

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Breathtakingly beautiful drive

We took 2 days to drive this from San Francisco to LA. I wanted to stop at almost every turn for more pictures. The cliffs along the sea look out over blue waters and sandy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We took 2 days to drive this from San Francisco to LA. I wanted to stop at almost every turn for more pictures. The cliffs along the sea look out over blue waters and sandy beaches. Be sure to stop in San Simeon to see the elephant seals on the beach, they are very fun to watch and its a... More 

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Kithnos, Greece
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

One of the greatest roads to enjoy driving. We drove all the way from Los Angeles to San Fransisco and was really great. We had 3 days of amazing views and some times we were driving and by the side dolphins were swimming in the ocean! Many beautiful places to stop and enjoy the nature.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I can't think of a reason not to love this drive. It's stunning. The vista's and pull off's, beaches and those elephant seals....wow. We did this drive with an 11 year old and 6 year old. We took the advice of many of the books and stayed at either end skipping the more expensive Big Sur but i have to... More 

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london
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We drive from Monterey to Cambria, we then turned towards the sequoia park. It should have been a 3h drive it took us 5 instead. Every 2 minutes you must stop to take picture and abmire the spetacular views. Words can't descrive how beautiful this costal drive is. I did see some pictures before but been there made it a... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

SFO to Beverly Hills,CA via Pacific Coast Hgwy (Highway 1) August 4th to August 12th 2012 Saturday (SFO): Arrive SFO around noon. Rent car , check in at Marriott Fisherman’s wharf. Stay in wharf area ,not downtown!! ($300 per night and up- All our hotels were free using reward points so we were quite fortunate) 3:00 pm walk the wharf... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Beware, this is a long drive; so this is for car lovers and driving enthusiasts. I have family in the Bay area and had always wanted to fly to San Diego and drive all the way to SF via Highway 1. I did drive to Anaheim and then to Santa Barbara on the main freeways but I did the driving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This drive will blow you away. Be prepared to make stops all along the way as it is simply stunning. This coast is one of the best I have ever seen (I am from Australia). The section through Big Sur was sensational. Make sure you take your time and break the trip up into many sections as you will want... More 

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Atascadero, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Beautiful view from Nacimiento-Fergusson Road off of Highway 1 on the Central Coast of California. This road goes from the coast over the coastal range to 101 freeway.

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Joliet, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The views are amazing, breath taking, awesome! Words can not describe the beauty. You have to see it in person! Remember May Gray and June Gloom. The fog rolls in and can make the drive on the cliffs treacherous! The fog adds some character to the coast too! Should be on every ones bucket list! You can't be afraid of... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Put down the dang Iphone and look out the window. Why? Because you are missing some of the most beautiful scenery available to the motoring public in this country and, because on this twisty road the next text you author might be your last. You will fill up the memory card in your camera and sort the pics out when... More 

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