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Highway One

Address: CA
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Ranked #290 of 6,517 Activities in California
Type: Scenic Drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Driving
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Type: Scenic Drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Driving
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We drove from San Francisco to San Diego along the coast and the views along this road are remarkable, such beautiful coastline!

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Phoenix, AZ
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I've only explored the stretch between Half Moon Bay and Pidgeon Point whenever I've visited San Francisco. I've experienced the drive from clear, bright days to fog-filled days and it never fails to take my breath away. Stop by the handful of beaches during low tide to explore the rock pools which are filled with life - you will see... More 

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Fremont, California
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1,902 reviews 1,902 reviews
1,171 attraction reviews
1,133 helpful votes 1,133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We have enjoyed seeing part or all of California One on numerous drives in California. We are locals so we have been able to explore many parts of it in detail. In the North is Crescent City with the lighthouse, redwoods, and nice harbor area. In the South is San Diego. And then there are all the areas in between.... More 

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Ribeirao Pires
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120 reviews 120 reviews
41 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is a breath-taking tour. I recommend you take at least 3 days to drive from LA to San Francisco - but the most beautiful landscapes are between San Simeon and San Francisco. The gem is the Julia Pfeiffer Burns Park - there is a beach there that is worth a long stop. In San simeon there is an Elephant... More 

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CA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
12 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I drove our Convertible down Highway one from Monterey to Oxnard. Quite a bit of it is right along the coast, at both high and low elevations. Do not take this drive if you or someone in your party is prone to carsickness, there are lots of curves. Even though I was driving, I was able to... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
36 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Travelled from LA to San Francisco using Highway 1. Loads to see and do along this route, just loads, bear in mind H1 doesnt follow the coast the whole way, you will need a small scale map to ignore H1 when it avoids some small towns and divert to where you want though. Take 2 days at least, probably 3... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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227 reviews 227 reviews
67 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We drove from Santa Maria to Monterey what an experience! Fabulous views amazing scenery, some rather tight tricky parts but mostly ok good number of vista points with reasonable parking. One trip to make sure you do.

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Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
39 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

A worthwhile experience at least once in your life. From the winding route, to the cliff hugging curves and mind blowing vistas, this is a road to be savoured. Take your time & stop occasionally, otherwise you will miss many of the fauna. We saw deer, squirrels, basking sea lions, many breeds of sea bird, but most special were the... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I'm not talking about the asphalt quality. The views you get by driving on Highway One are unforgettably amazing, and the road is also fun to drive on. It definitely worth the extra time you spend - because H.101 is faster, and you'll certainly stop many times for pictures.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Unbelievable views, good road and lots of things to see along the way. The best stretch is from Santa Monica to Monterrey but Monterrey to San Francisco is also very good. When planning this trip count on the drive taking close to twice as long as you would think. The only real windy part of the drive is in Big... More 

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