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Highway One

CA
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Ranked #176 of 4,885 attractions in California
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Don't fly between LA and Frisco, rent a car or a motorcycle! Once you get to Ventura and head north it is pure pleasure. The road is exellent and the views are amazing! If you have the time, stop over in Big Sur!

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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106 reviews 106 reviews
71 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My family took our Toyota Highlander for a treat on Monday June 30th and drove on highway 1 from Santa Maria to Castroville and it was spectacular! The scenery was amazing. My whole family loved it. We watched a bunch of big sea lions somewhere along the route that were resting right off the highway on the beach. You won't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

You CANNOT rate A HIGHWAY! It is A HIGHWAY! It gets you from point A to point B! Just thought y'all should know! Thank you, hope y'all are having a most spectacular day!

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Villach, Austria
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I drove all the way from San Francisco to south LA and it took me 15 hours, obviously with several stops and brakes. Generally it is a very nice route but I was seeing some more spectacular in Europe. Nevertheless, I didn't regret that I chose this road for my trip back to LA, but honestly I had expected more,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

After leaving Monterey, we took the Southern route home on Hwy 1. The scenery along this route was awesome. We traveled through Big Sur and ended up in San Simeon. We were able to see some elephant seals sleeping on the sand in San Simeon. The drive was beautiful with gorgeous vistas, trees & foliage, plus seeing (from the road)... More

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Coolangatta, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

was good for sights. some of the roads were very twisty and was interesting having only just started driving on the right side (being from Australia left hand side driving) and took a lot longer than expected. leave yourself a lot of time!

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Santa Barbara, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We drove south from San Francisco to Santa Barbara and had a ball! It takes longer to drive this way than it does along Highway 101, but it is SO worth doing, and can be done all in one day. This highway is said to be one of the most spectacular drives in the USA, for good reason. Plan to... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We drove from San Francisco to Monterey following Highway One. It is almost a surreal experience after being in the big city because once you exit the city environs, you are overwhelmed by the natural beauty of the Pacific Coast. This is not a road to take if you're in a hurry and you should relish each mile as the... More

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Collinsville
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

What a beautiful drive this is. We drove from San Francisco to San Diego. This has been on my bucket list for quite sometime. The views were amazing! The roads are winded, but very good. I would drive it again.

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Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The views at HIghway 1 is awesome. We were lucky to have done the drive on the perfect summer day with clear blue sky. Do the drive from SFO to LAX instead of the other way round (It is just more convenient to stop at various points to enjoy the view). That additional 2.5 hours detour was worth it.

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