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Highway One

CA
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Ranked #281 of 4,681 attractions in California
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
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Argyle, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We took this route from Carmel to Cambria before heading to Paso Robles. The views were incredible. We stopped several times just to take pictures of scenery along the way (including an amazing sunset). We did not stop for food, but Big Sur seemed to be the best option of what we passed. Keep in mind that the main route... More

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Denver, Colorado
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8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We drove along highway 1 from Monterey to Big Sur. The scenario was wonderful. We pulled over at a spot near private ranch land and spotted several whales off shore. With binoculars you could see the whales tales and body pretty good at times. At one point one of the whales breached its body up out of the water. You... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is one of the great driving roads in the world, on par with the Great Ocean Road in Victoria.great scenery & views, twisting roads & lots of tourists. Stop at Big Sur for lunch & you wont be disapointed.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is one of the most wonderful scenic drive you can have. Whether you are driving or sitting beside. Take a notice of the Bixby Bridge in Big Sur. That particular day was really misty (which is common in San Francisco) added to the beauty. Frankly it has its charm whether it is a sunny afternoon or just before the... More

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Dublin_Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Left San Francisco on 13.09.13 and drove south on this iconic Highway 1 to Santa Monica, with three overnight stops; 1) Monterey, 2) Prismo Beach and 3) Santa Barbara, before arriving in Santa Monica on the afternoon of 16.09.13. This is a beautiful trip particularly driving south because the sea and cliffs are on your right/near side. The views are... More

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Great drive. I recommend you do it from San Fran to LA (Driving south). Means you're driving on the right side of the road for better viewing. So many beautiful things to see along the way, too many to mention. Just do it. We travelled with two small children and took two days to do the trip. We stayed over... More

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We were driving on Highway 1 today and stopped after we saw the sign for elephant seal viewing area just north of San Simeon. What an amazing view! There were hundreds and hundreds of females - many with babies and many more about to give birth. Then there were the big boys. Huge males trumpeting to let everyone know not... More

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Braintree, Essex
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34 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We drove from Point Lobos to Pismo Beach on day one. Day two we did Pismo down to Oxnard. Day three morning only we drove from Oxnard down to LAX Day one was one we will never to forget. There are so many awesome views and we kept stopping We had lunch at Rocky Point and the views and food... More

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Olympia, WA
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26 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

This has to be one of the most beautiful drives in the United States. From Monterrey and the Carmel Valley in the north to San Simeon in the south, there is plenty to do and see over a day or two (or three!!). We made the drive three times over a three-day period and saw some (not all) of what... More

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Los Angeles, California
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43 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Highway One between Monterey and Morro Bay (about 90 miles) contains the most picturesque vistas of the entire California Coastline. I first drove Highway One with my wife of two years and my brother and his wife who were newlyweds in 1968 when I was about 24 years old. While I swore I would never drive the route again (It... More

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