One of the most beautiful and inspiring drives ever! We drove from San Simeon to Carmel and back on two separate days. Both directions are unbelievable but the southbound drive is a must for an American's bucket list! The awesomeness, the beauty, the inspiration and the reality check that accompany that drive are indescribable. We saw 2 California Condors, sea lions, elephant seals, sharks, whales and otters. And that was just the marine life! The cliffs, the crashing waves, the blue water! Vistas found only in Chamber of Commerce material and California! In order to really enjoy this, you should allow 3-4 hours because you'll want to stop at each vista point for a photo op! A must see! Be sure you have a full tank of gas.
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