We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All reviews hearst castle san simeon elephant seals big sur pismo beach beautiful drive bixby bridge carmel by the sea take your time piedras blancas bucket list great road pull over breathtaking scenery cannery row paso robles speed limit
Don't miss out on the drive,If you have a day or two to spend. We started in Sanfracisco / San Jose and drove down to LA. We stopped at Monterrey, Big Sur, Pfeiffer state park, Carmel by the sea, Garrapata beach and few places where...More
The highway popularly known as CA1 begins in San Diego, at the southern end of the state, then travels north to the San Francisco. We travelled on it from Santa Cruz to SF. We had fantastic views of the sea while driving on the up...More
After touring the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to San Simeon, my wife and I agreed that this the one of the most memorable must-do events in California. There are so many different and spectacular vistas. It is wonderful time to talk, admire, and...More
My husband and I did a 9 day trip down the PCH beginning in San Francisco and ending in San Diego. I had read you needed way more time to see so many places but this was enough time with all the highlights we felt...More
PCH is full of almost perfect coastal views. The real challenge is finding places to stop and soak it in. Far better if traveling south rather than north as the pulling over options are easier to grab from that side of the highway.
this is one of the best road trips ever. However the signs @ Carmel indicated the highway was open all the way to Hearst Castle. How ever just past Lucia the road was closed...short of the elephant seals @ Point Piedras Blancas and San Simeon...More
Going from San Francisco to Los Angeles on Pacific CA 1 South was one of the best road trips I ever did, the view is amazing. Just be careful with fuel, because for a long period you are not seeing gas station on the way...More
Our family flew into San Francisco at Christmas time and spent two nights exploring the city. We then rented an RV and traveled the PCH down to Marina Del Rey where we spent three nights exploring Los Angeles. The PCH is an experience I will...More
This is some of the most dramatic & picturesque views along any highway we have ever seen. There is something to see around every curve. You need to have patience when driving this highway. Take your time & stop at the scenic overlooks as you...More
I suggest using Google Maps and also asking on the California state forum. As Los Angeles is vast and traffic is 'challenging', you'll want to include the exact starting place as well as the day & time of day for your... More
I suggest using Google Maps and also asking on the California state forum. As Los Angeles is vast and traffic is 'challenging', you'll want to include the exact starting place as well as the day & time of day for your drive. I think 4 pm on a Friday will take much longer than noon on a Tuesday.
Response from FrequentTripster | Reviewed this property |
Assuming you want to take the 1/101 the nonstop is around 30 hours. If you want to stop in LA and SF, these are 2 days each. The San Simeon and Monterry stops are an additional day each. You would likely want to stop on... More
Assuming you want to take the 1/101 the nonstop is around 30 hours. If you want to stop in LA and SF, these are 2 days each. The San Simeon and Monterry stops are an additional day each. You would likely want to stop on the Oregon and Washington coasts, 1 day each and likely an additional day for the redwoods. So in total a minimum of 10 days. Realistically this is a 2 week trip if you plan on not rushing it.