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Highway One

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Highway One
  • California - United States of America, North America
  • 918 km
  • 12:30 hr

The Pacific Coastway or Highway One is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful roads in the world. This scenic route in California runs from San Diego to San Francisco and takes in endless breathtaking panoramas of the Pacific Ocean.

The road encompasses the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, the wonderful wine-country around Santa Barbara, the enchanting redwood forests, the hilly streets of San Francisco, but none of this beats the enigmatic coastline around Big Sur. The striking beauty of the crashing waves and mystifying rock formations present panoramas of natural beauty that can’t be compared to any other place in the world. Driving the numerous hairpin bends around this stretch of the Highway One is an exhilarating experience. This Californian rollercoaster sweeps through rugged beauty that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Please note: Until the beginning of 2018 Highway One has multiple road closures in the Big Sur area which result in a considerably less scenic detour.
Please note: This road is extremely popular so if possible, plan out of the season and plan ahead. Moreover, take your time for this trip: you will be pulling over a lot to admire the sweeping vistas

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