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Highway One

CA
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Ranked #114 of 4,996 Attractions in California
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
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Porto Alegre, RS
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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
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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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Dartford, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

The drive up to San Francisco up from Monterey follows the magnificent ocean coastline. Gently rolling and steeply dropping by turn, the road passes beaches the like of which are the stuff of dreams, mile after mile of yellow golden sand, crashing waves, dunes, not forgetting the state reserves which are home to the strangest of wildlife. The elephant seals... More

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Terrigal, Australia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
53 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Drove the highway over 4 days, in a convertible! Ticked off the bucket list! The views were amazing and even though there were a couple of slow spots due to roadworks, traffic moved quite well. We did the highway from LA to San Fran and the views were good, but I can't help but think the views might be better... More

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Saint Nazaire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were a family of four adults visiting from the EU and for us, Highway 1 (aka The Pacific Coast Highway, PCH) wasn't just one thing to see but a whole collection of opportunities to experience one of the great attractions of California. We planned this as part of our vacation move South from Monterey to Santa Barbara so bear... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is 1 of the most scenic drives I have ever done and I am so glad I did this journey. Firstly if you are in a rush dont use it!!! The road is a single carriageway with hardly any overtaking spots, the idea is to take your time and ENJOY THE VIEWS! There are plenty of view points where... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We drove from San Fran to San Diego over 4 days and planned to stay on highway 1 but our sat nav kept diverting us off and we found it really difficult to find signs back on! Sat nav wouldn't let us specify highway 1 so we had to just follow it! Prob was a quicker journey doing some of... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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141 reviews 141 reviews
13 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Drove from Carmel to Big Sur and back this past weekend. Huge number of cars. However, the views are so stunning it was still worth it. Once the end of summer crowds peter out it will be back to it's old self. Big Sur is gorgeous and a great place to get out and take a walk amongst giant trees.... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Rent a cool car and enjoy driving along Highway One! We had a great time! Be careful, but take the time to stop at the scenic vistas, take touristy photos, etc. It's well worth the hassle of getting here!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The pictures speak for themselves, the views are AMAZING!! We drove from Santa Barbara to San Francisco in 13 hours (only stopping for gas, a dozen or so photo opps and a sit down lunch) and really enjoyed the day, but here is the advice I would share: - If you want to do the same trip that we did,... More

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