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Please pullover

When you’re driving central Coast / Big Sur, Hwy 1. Please pullover if you decide you want to take... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jenny P
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beautiful scenary

Very beautiful scenary along the way. Will go again to book the golf courses next time. The... read more

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Roam this 101-mile stretch of Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo County (SLO CAL) where you'll find 10 uncrowded beaches, 12 state parks, Hearst Castle, three bountiful wine regions, farm-to-table cuisine, and unique wildlife habitats. Wherever you roam...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, CA
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When you’re driving central Coast / Big Sur, Hwy 1. Please pullover if you decide you want to take a picture or enjoy the view a little longer. Don’t slow down to take in the view or take photo. Use the pullout lane or shoulder....More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Jenny P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very beautiful scenary along the way. Will go again to book the golf courses next time. The elephant seal is definitely a must see

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 485sheilax
Reviewed 6 days ago

Driving the 1 has been legendary and the views are breathtaking. It is fantastic that it is now open again. My husband and I drove it last December. i agree with others that it can take about 3 1/2 hours, so if you are in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carol T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As other reviewers have said, the stretch of Highway 1 between San Luis Obispo to Carmel has got to be one of the most beautiful stretches of road in the country, if not the world. We spent 2 nights in SLO, made it to Hearst...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alison B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

HWY ONE is the best way to view the coastline in California. It is worth the travel time to view beautiful scenery.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alexa S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highway 1 has got to be one of the most beautiful and diverse roads in America. Remember, "It's not about the destination...it's about the journey."

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 2TravelersMn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Suggest the driver focus on the road and the general scenery. Passengers will always get the best views. Ocean views are spectacular and hikes can be terrific.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I traveled from LA to SF many times in US while visiting the country but this time in April 2018, I decided to take Highway 1 Discovery Route. My God, it was awesome. We enjoyed this scenic route a lot.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Rana Irfan A
Reviewed November 25, 2018

From elephant seals to zebras (yes, Zebras) to some of the most spectacular scenery the PCH is a bucket list item not to be missed. Sure, there are some curvy more dangerous areas to pay attention to but that's not what you're going to remember...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank brlittle
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I would highly recommend taking Highway 1 down the coast from San Francisco down to San Diego, especially the Central Coast, from Monterey to San Luis Obispo. Be sure to stop by the bakery in Big Sur. It is at the Shell Station in Big...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Sue T
October 16, 2018|
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Response from Kirsten T | Reviewed this property |
It's a lovely drive and you will enjoy it. Even though you don't need to stay anywhere overnight, I would recommend doing so if you really want to make stops and enjoy the trip. The weather should be lovely, just a little... More
September 1, 2018|
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What year ,color and make is your car .....Male or Female driver ?
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Response from Teri K | Reviewed this property |
Check with California road updates, the LA times has published some openings. If you do have to drive up to Salinas, the road to the beach,the road will take you by the Arroyo Seco Races at. Also,I would try and stay in... More