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Highway 1 Discovery Route

Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, CA
+1 805-547-2243
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Incredible!!!

This is a must in California! The drive is absolutely incredible with stunning views of the coast... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tina M
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The Pacific gets a 5 star rating

THis is a drive not for the faint of heart, nor anyone who has issues with car sickness. Highway... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chad S
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South Lyon, Michigan
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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 along the Highway 1 Discovery Route, you will find the best of Highway 1!
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“elephant seals” (14 reviews)
“san simeon” (9 reviews)
“hearst castle” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, CA
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"central coast"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must in California! The drive is absolutely incredible with stunning views of the coast. I will say that the drive from beginning to end wouldn't be good for people who get car sick or dizzy easily. Otherwise, it was definitely worth it!...More

Thank Tina M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

THis is a drive not for the faint of heart, nor anyone who has issues with car sickness. Highway 1, if you are not aware, is literally right on the cliff edge much of the drive. It is very curvy and borderline dangerous. Be alert,...More

Thank Chad S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great countryside. We were heading north to Monterey...got all the way to Ragged Point and there was a sign that said the road was closed. Would have been nice to know that a bit earlier in the drive.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery and a great drive when sunny. First day there was cloudy so you couldn't see all the beauty of it. We went back close to sunset and it was amazing!!

Thank taylorscreed
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

But for now it's sort of a hit or miss deal....If it hits ya it's a huge Dump truck carrying huge boulders or whatever. If you go past the long last straightaway after the Lighthouse you have gone to far for now.Huge trucks were last...More

1  Thank harveymushman99
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

drove up from los angeles , had wanted to do this journey from a child , reading and hearing about this drive , it did not disappoint. the landscape and scenery beautiful and plenty of places to stop and admire the views and have a...More

1  Thank melcraven8102
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Took the drive yesterday to visit the Hearst castle and elephant seals, castle amazing and well worth the $25 admission Male elephant seas with the distinctive nose are out to sea but thousands of females on the beaches Just north of Cambria we saw about...More

1  Thank Roger R
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

A favorite day trip since high school, a trip up the coast from my hometown of San Luis Obispo was always a treat. Stopping at Nepenthe for Lolly's Roast Chicken and the amazing view!

2  Thank rhondaktemple
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

As of March 2018 the highway north of Ragged Point is closed. Big Sur may be accessed by driving south from Monterey.

2  Thank familyfun625
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

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
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mlr-ent-pa
22 March 2018|
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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
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c3simon
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
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julies912016
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
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