Explore the West Coast the best way possible with a ride up Highway One in California! Whether you’re in it for the beaches along Highway 1 or just the beautiful drive, this is one road trip you have to add to your bucket list!
10 Things to See on Your Highway One California Road Trip
- San Diego
Enjoy your time in San Diego exploring the sunny city. From the giant pandas at the San Diego Zoo to the amazing nightlife in the Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego is full of fun just waiting to be discovered.
- Huntington Beach
This classic beach town will leave you wanting to relax by the water all day long. Whether you want to bicycle down the oceanfront paths, catch a few waves, or just soak in the rays, you’ll have a wonderful time visiting Huntington Beach.
- Los Angeles
California’s largest city, also known as The City of Angels, is constantly bustling with tons of things to do. From the famous Santa Monica Pier to Pink’s Hot Dogs, Los Angeles has a little something for everyone.
- Santa Barbara
This city is a must-see for its beautiful architecture. With inspiration from Spanish architecture, Santa Barbara is more than just a pretty sight.
- Santa Ynez Wine Country
This is a must-see stop on your Highway 1 scenic drive. Who doesn’t love Wine Country? It’s time to slow down, relax, and enjoy with a nice glass of merlot, or other wine of your choosing. There are plenty of wineries to visit, including Sunstone Winery, which features a neat wine cave.
- Hearst Castle
What’s a road trip without visiting a castle? This 165-room, 127-acre plot of land is a must see. From the gorgeous architecture to the gardens, fountains, and pools, you must add this to your things to do on Highway 1 bucket list.
- Big Sur
Where the redwoods meet the ocean is an absolutely breathtaking sight. Travel along this 90-mile stretch of coastline with plenty to see along the way such as Bixby Bridge and McWay Falls.
- Monterey & Carmel
From the well-known Monterey Bay Aquarium to The Carmel Mission, there is nothing but beauty in these Northern California towns. Rent bikes and explore the artsy town of Carmel-by-the-Sea or check out the aquarium’s bat-ray petting tank, no matter what you decide to do, you’re guaranteed to have a great time visiting these towns.
- San Francisco
This trip is not complete without a visit to beautiful San Francisco, CA. From the Golden Gate Bridge to their iconic downtown home architecture, this is another city full of hustle and bustle.
- Half Moon Bay
Step away from the busy city and don’t forget to visit the quaint little town of Half Moon Bay. Besides the beautiful beaches and trails, Half Moon Bay is home to the Mill Rose Inn. Make a point to stop by and spend a day or two enjoying this gorgeous inn in our one-of-a-kind town. From downtown to amazing restaurants, Half Moon Bay will leave you wanting to come back again. For more information on our wonderful city, download our free Vacation Guide. We can’t wait to book your stay with us during your Highway One road trip!