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Highway 1 Discovery Route

Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, CA
+1 818-585-8641
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50 year love affair with the Central Coast.

Take your time,relax. Especially,if you love animals it will be a heavenly trip. Have horses? Camp... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Teri K
Truly one of the world's best sceneries

We're from SoCal and we haven't even explored all the small cities and beach towns along Highway 1... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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Roam this 101-mile stretch of Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo County 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 along the Highway 1 Discovery Route, you will find the best of Highway 1!
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“elephant seals” (14 reviews)
“san simeon” (9 reviews)
“hearst castle” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, CA
+1 818-585-8641
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take your time,relax. Especially,if you love animals it will be a heavenly trip. Have horses? Camp with them at Montana de Oro.There are a multitude of natural wonders to take your breath away. Inland and ocean vistas are gorgeous,and lodgings range from fabulous and expensive,to...More

Thank Teri K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're from SoCal and we haven't even explored all the small cities and beach towns along Highway 1! I know it's because we return to some places again and again...like San Simeon for the elephant seals and a meal at Cavalier, Cambria for the beach...More

Thank kellybee7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A perfect week spent hiking, kayaking, biking, and beach combing. The wildlife is abundant. The docents are everywhere if you want a guide. This trip we did hikes to Piedras Blancas and to Pt. San Luis light houses. Try the whale watching tour at Piedras...More

Thank LeighnBill
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Viewed on a sunny day, this road has to be one of most beautiful in America. Allow plenty of time for photo stops along the scenic coastline.

1  Thank treborz1
Reviewed 16 November 2017

All seem to know that Hwy #1 goes from SLO to Cambria. At SLO, it merges with the S-101 till Pismo Beach then goes mostly Coastal till around Guadalupe. Several great beach parks are also found along here, the include: Avila, Shell, Pismo, Grover, &...More

1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Yes, the historic landslide is still being worked on and sadly Hwy 1 will not be open till the end of 2018, at best. But you can still drive as far as Salmon Creek (where there is a beautiful hike to a waterfall) but that's...More

3  Thank jcil
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Am amazing drive especially when you luck out with great weather! Amazing views and sights can be found everywhere on Highway 1! Best drive I have been on in the US!

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Cayucas was a part of my wife's family vacation for many years. This was my first time, and I will go again...for sure. It is all about slowing down and enjoying simpler things. A wonderful experience.

Thank pastorroger8
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Driving Highway one is beautiful and dangerous. I do not know if the road is all the way open between Carmel and Cambria yet. Be careful of all the sight seers that stop in the middle of the road to take pictures. The elephant seals...More

Thank W4769ANmarya
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The coast highway is a beautiful drive. The ocean views, wild life, and no billboards! Take. Snacks because there are long stretches with no food.

Thank Dana D
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30 December 2017|
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Response from npi | Reviewed this property |
Have fun on your trip. That's going to be a long trip for just two days. I recommend getting to Monterrey Ca. Instead of Napa. to strart your trip. The most scenic trip is Highway one from Monterrey to Morro Bay, CA. However... More
15 September 2017|
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Response from beachgirl60 | Reviewed this property |
Only road closure we've heard lately is at Big Sur,south of Monterey
12 July 2017|
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Response from WineCoastCountry | Property representative |
Highway 1 is officially open in all of San Luis Obispo County, but there are still closures along the route in Monterey County.. As of June 24th the south end of the closure, originally at Ragged Point, has been moved five... More