The Central Coast Travel Guide

The Central Coast Sights

Highway 1

  • Scenic Drive/Tour
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

One of California's most spectacular drives, Highway 1 snakes up the coast north of San Simeon. Numerous pullouts along the way offer tremendous views and photo ops. On some of the beaches huge elephant seals lounge nonchalantly, seemingly oblivious to the attention of rubberneckers. Heavy rain sometimes causes mudslides that block the highway north and south of Big Sur. Sections of Highway 1 are sometimes closed for general maintenance or to repair damage from natural incidents such as mudslides. It’s wise to visit and click on the Highway 1 Conditions and Information link for the latest news before you travel.

  • Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, California

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Published 07/06/2016


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