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Pacific Coast Highway

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Address: 147161, CA
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Running along the northern California coast, this highway has some of the...

Running along the northern California coast, this highway has some of the best views of any in the United States.

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Beware!! Route 1 is closed until December 2017

The Pacific coast highway is incredible as all of the reviews say. As of now, the road is closed at several points. You cannot drive it along the whole way due to repair work so... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We got a white convertible mustang to do the drive as it was our honeymoon and wanted a treat. It was a fantastic car and very easy to drive and worth the expense. We had to pay a little more to drop off at Los Angeles as it's not the pick up location, we used Budget and they were very... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Pacific coast highway is incredible as all of the reviews say. As of now, the road is closed at several points. You cannot drive it along the whole way due to repair work so you must take the decidedly less interesting 101 to drive the entire distance from SF to LA. We drove the section of route 1 from... More 

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Pevensey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove southbound along the Pacific Coast Highway on the part of our road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Fortunately, when we travelled in early June 2016, the road was open for its complete length albeit with the occasional single direction traffic control area. We found the single lane highway drive to be very easy, with everyone cruising... More 

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Thank Allan S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a lovely drive. We enjoyed this scenic drive. It was very windy when we went. The highway is closed after Big Sir due to some construction work.

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1 Thank Maithili S
Dubuque, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 483 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of six (ages 6 to 60-ish) traveled as much of PCH as we could of while doing our family trip in California. We started out near Muir Woods and made our way down to L.A. Unfortunately, there was a huge fire near Big Sur, so we had to skip a large section of some of the most scenic... More 

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1 Thank Shawni_and_Dan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the 101 from Oregon to Northern California. We are very happy we took this highway instead of the interstate. What a beautiful drive! Many opportunities to pull of the road and check out the beaches or the viewpoints.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This road is closed until September only open from San Francisco to just before Big Sur, and from Santa Barbara to Raggy point.

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St Charles, MO
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove Hwy 1 from San Francisco to Big Sur. The weather was not ideal (drizzle) but the views were still stunning. We stopped here and there to take in the views until we got to Santa Cruz. We stopped to watch some surfers and checked out the Surfing Museum (tiny but fun and they just ask for a donation)... More 

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ohio
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

1. In general if possible recommend that southbound seems prettier than northbound because the sea is west of you. 2. We found the Santa Monica beach to be the best. Longest stretch of beach, wide, superb sand but could be crowded on weekends. Plenty of places to park as you get away from LA. Lots of restaurants. 3. Malibu pretty... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Perfect getaway route! 'Just can't get enough of beautiful sceneries, it's a breathtaking road trip!

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