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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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Amazing vistas and scenic drive!

We drove from San Francisco to LA on the PCH in May 2016 and crossed Big Sur and the Bixby Bridge. Amazing vistas, scenic drive but very, very few places to eat at one point. We... read more

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Tallahassee
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We drove from San Francisco to LA on the PCH in May 2016 and crossed Big Sur and the Bixby Bridge. Amazing vistas, scenic drive but very, very few places to eat at one point. We ended up stopping at a road side hotel that had a restaurant. Memories and stories to tell! I held on to the door handle... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the most beautiful way to see California from top to bottom. PCH is not fast - it goes through many small towns - but it's always just next to the water and tremendously beautiful. The worst thing about California is the traffic- it's always rush hour here with bumper to bumper traffic. Take your time and meander down... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having left Northern California and Carmel behind we set off on the last long leg of our US adventure heading for Santa Monica. This proved to be a very long drive, especially as we found the need to stop so often to take in the view and take the obligatory photo or two.A spectacular drive initially which gradually became less... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We drove the Pacific Coast Highway from Napa Valley/San Fransisco all the way down to San Diego and it was breathtaking the entire way. Almost the entire highway is right on the coast with beautiful views of cliffs, beaches, etc. The most beautiful parts were definitely north of LA (from Monterrey down to LA are the best sights to see)... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove through the Pacific Highway as one of the first excursions in the US West Coast. We started from Los Angeles heading towards Monterey and then on to San Francisco. The drive from LA to Monterey was very nice given the December weather and if we had the option of a convertible, driving with the top down would have... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After months of planning and anticipation we drove PCH just last week and OMG, words can't adequately describe the beauty of this stretch of the Californian coastline!! It is, without doubt, the most beautiful drive we have ever made. And some of the stops en route?! Wow!! Santa Cruz, Carmel, Pismo . . equally as gorgeous! If you like driving,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hired a muscle car (boy thing) to drive from LA to San Fransisco Plenty of excellent places to stop off for food, drinks or just views With lots of stops it took about 13hrs....well worth hiring the car and cruised at our own pace

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Glen Waverley, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The scenery is magnificent with lots of wonderful towns to visit on the way between Los Angeles and San Fransisco.

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White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is juat another classic drive in California that should be on everyone's "to do" list. But be prepared to stop at every little locaiton to check out the history and the food. This is a very enjoyable and scenic drive, along the Pacific Coast. Highly recommended

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful roads and and plenty of historical locations to choose from you have shopping centers restaurants drive-thrus and plenty of gas stations have been opened up since the nineties. If you want to check out PCH and truly get a bang for your buck driving in a hybrid or maybe a Prius would satisfie you more..you'll enjoy it.

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