The road trip of a lifetime
Imagine the road trip of your life gliding past uncrowded beaches and wine grapes ripening in the sun. California dreaming? Think again.
Highway 1 is the most iconic roadway in California, but not all sections are created equal. The section that passes along the coast between Monterey and Santa Barbara through San Luis Obispo County (known as SLO CAL), brims with the best of the Highway 1 experience. And as the gateway to Big Sur, this SLO CAL stretch is well within reach.
What sets it apart? One-hundred miles of Pacific coastline, half of which are protected. A national marine sanctuary and a national estuary. Thirteen state parks. An elephant seal rookery and Monarch butterfly preserves. A Scenic Byway designation from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Two historic lighthouses and five historic piers. The only drivable beach in California. Centuries-old Monterey Pines, Hundreds of acres of coastal vineyards. Uncrowded white sand beaches. History and heritage at every turn with nine locales on the National Register. And Hearst Castle, a hilltop beauty that is a State and National Landmark.
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Montaña de Oro and Morro Bay State Parks Bookend Undiscovered Los Osos – Baywood Park
Estero Bluffs and Morro Strand Embrace Cayucos – A Gem of a Coastal Village
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Hiking Trails, Butterflies, and Beaches Glisten In Central Coast State Parks
And that's just the beginning.
Bury your toes in the sand and get to know the locals. Indulge in farm-fresh and ocean-fresh cuisine, and wines from family-owned vineyards. Glimpse abundant wildlife and historic wonders, all in the comfort of a laid-back culture and picture perfect climate.
Want to plan the road trip of a lifetime? Follow your curiosity to our SLO CAL stretch of Highway 1, and let the wonder begin.
Ever wonder why you always wake up with sand in your bed, doodle itineraries on dinner napkins or dream about tasting rooms? Fortunately, Highway 1 offers the exact roadmap you need to learn who you are as a traveler. Maybe that's why they call it the Highway 1 Discovery Route? The best thing about taking the traveler quiz? Every answer can be found along Highway 1. Whether on a beach, in a winery or down a trail, when traveling Highway 1 everyone really does win a prize.
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