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Pacific Coast Highway - Route 1

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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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brilliant drive

fantastic drive and amazing views all the way up to monterey , the popular pull in areas for photographs were a little busy so not easy to pull over for some amazing photographs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

fantastic drive and amazing views all the way up to monterey , the popular pull in areas for photographs were a little busy so not easy to pull over for some amazing photographs but hey you have to do this drive once in your life to see how incredible it is

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everyone should add this drive to their bucket list. The views are wonderful, just breathtaking. Take the time to stop at the beaches and little towns. This is not a one day trip - take the time to spend a couple of days.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are ever lucky enough to travel any part of the PCH than you have to do it! We traveled from Santa Cruz back up towards San Jose and it was a highlight of our trip. The views are amazing and the photos we got are priceless! Who knew riding in a car could be so much fun. Everyone... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great drive over the 17 mile drive and then on down the coast to Big Sur and Napthene Restaurant for wine and cheese and excellent views aided by some clear weather. Great afternoon activity.

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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my fondest childhood memories was a road trip my Dad took me on following Pacific Highway 1 in CA. I was able to repeat history with my grandson. The scenic CA coastlines are as diverse as its history. The cool sea breezes were a welcomed treat for a couple of AZ desert rats! We enjoyed hiking in Big... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have just returned from 16 nights summer holiday travelling the PCH with my 16 and 9 year old children. Here are my recommended delights and the disappointments we discovered on our wonderful (but quite expensive) family holiday. This holiday can be done much cheaper and on a stricter budget than we did it. However my choice was to have... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An absolutely beautiful drive!! Take your time and take lots of stops and just enjoy the beautiful drive!! Make sure your gas tank is full!! Highly recommend taking a cooler if at all possible! Not a lot of food options at all. Limited options and expensive and not that good. At least take snacks and bottles of water.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't do this if you get travel sick. Ensure you have plenty of food, fuel and drink and be prepared to travel most of it at 30-40 mph. Lots of up, down, side to side with some stunning views. You pass through state parks too and we ended up from Carmel to San Luis Osbisipo

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You will want to take deep breaths for several reasons: the air is immaculate and just feels clean and also to bring your heart rate down from the death-defying turns. Since I have a real fear of heights, I thought it best that I drive this. The scenery is spectacular and other-worldly, but the road. Man the road! It is... More 

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Katy, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The road is very scenic, no question about it! Beautiful views and some excellent spots for pictures. Give yourself enough time so that you can appreciate the route properly. We drove from San Francisco to San Diego with several stops halfway. The only "drawback" is that, even though views are great, after a while they seem to be more of... More 

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