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We have driven all of Pacific Coast Highway many times. This time we drove the stretch from Santa Cruz to Monterey to Carmel to Big Sur. This area has scenic mountain views as well as Pacific Ocean vistas. Its a very pretty road to drive.
Took the drive south from Santa Cruz to Pismo Beach in November 2019. I guess because it was out of season, the road was relatively quiet outside of Bixby Bridge. In terms of the views, this is everything you expect it to be and more. There are frequent stop points where you…
This should definitely be on your bucket list. Great views no matter what season (we went in November). We went from LA to SF (south to north), mostly following the coastline. Would recommend stopping in San Luis Obispo (SLO) for one night and in Monterey for the next night.…
Rather than 101 you should take Highway 1 from Monterey to Cambria and see some of the most beautiful views in the United States. Then take the 46 to the 101 and do some winetasting on the way
Don't just drive it and pretend you've seen it. Stop at every pullover and every exit you see along the way!