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Highway One

Address: CA
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Ranked #95 of 3,886 Attractions in California
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
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Ribeirao Pires
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118 reviews 118 reviews
41 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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11 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
155 helpful votes 155 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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221 reviews 221 reviews
65 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
68 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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