1 Week California Coastline Road Trip 🚗 🇺🇸
Tip 1 - Plan a roadtrip from late September to December for the best weather. ☀️
Tip 2 - Download all your maps offline because there isn’t dependable WiFi everywhere.
Start in San Francisco - visit the Golden Gate Bridge and travel 70 miles south to Santa Cruz.Start in San Francisco - visit the Golden Gate Bridge and travel 70 miles south to Santa Cruz.
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In Santa Cruz, check out the boardwalk amusement and ride the famous Giant Dipper.In Santa Cruz, check out the boardwalk amusement and ride the famous Giant Dipper.
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Drive 42.9 miles to Monterey and walk down the timeless Cannery Row and splurge on the aquarium.Drive 42.9 miles to Monterey and walk down the timeless Cannery Row and splurge on the aquarium.
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8 miles south will get you to Carmel Highlands where the stunning blue waters begin.8 miles south will get you to Carmel Highlands where the stunning blue waters begin.
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Down CA Highway 1, you’ll find Big Sur with a number of state parks with great nature hikes.Down CA Highway 1, you’ll find Big Sur with a number of state parks with great nature hikes.
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After the 3 hours of switchback turns, you’ll find Pismo Beach where you can ATV on the sand dunes.After the 3 hours of switchback turns, you’ll find Pismo Beach where you can ATV on the sand dunes.
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1 hour south of Pismo Beach is Solvang, a slice of Denmark in SoCal. Order a plate of Aebleskiver.1 hour south of Pismo Beach is Solvang, a slice of Denmark in SoCal. Order a plate of Aebleskiver.
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124 miles later, you’ll have made it to Santa Monica, the end of another famous road, Route 66.124 miles later, you’ll have made it to Santa Monica, the end of another famous road, Route 66.
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Eat your heart out in LA’s Grand Central Market, a hub to all cuisines in the city of angels.Eat your heart out in LA’s Grand Central Market, a hub to all cuisines in the city of angels.
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With extra money, check out the California Adventure theme park in Anaheim and ride the coaster! 🎢🎡With extra money, check out the California Adventure theme park in Anaheim and ride the coaster! 🎢🎡
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95 miles south of Los Angeles is sunny San Diego. Have a picnic in Balboa Park!95 miles south of Los Angeles is sunny San Diego. Have a picnic in Balboa Park!
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And don’t forget to say hi to the sea lions at La Jolla (you’ll be able to get super close!)And don’t forget to say hi to the sea lions at La Jolla (you’ll be able to get super close!)
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Tip 3 - Bring Clorox wipes for the gas stations and get a full tank in Monterrey! Safe travels! 🚗