Pacific Coast Highway
State Route 1, better known as the Pacific Coast Highway, is California’s longest state route and one of
nation’s most popular road trip destination. On this road trip, you’ll experience 650 miles of stunning
coastal views. The trip can be completed in a little under eight hours but there are so many things to
see, most people stretch their trip into a few days.
Begin your Pacific Coast road trip in Orange County’s Dana Point and end to the north in San Francisco.
Some major must see stops along the way include the surfer town of Huntington Beach and of course
Hollywood. To the north, plan on stopping by Big Sur, charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, and swanky Malibu.
For less celebrity and more scenery, spend time at Topanga State Park. You’ll marvel at the panoramic
views of the San Fernando Valley from the Topanga Overlook. Back on the road, continue to the Santa
Ynez Wine Country north of Santa Barbara and relax with a glass of Chardonnay.
Taking a road trip is an unforgettable way to experience the beauty of many different landscapes.
Having great travel partners, the right supplies and a car with a reliable insurance plan are the only
things you need to enjoy the open road on whichever route you choose to travel.