Barking sea lions. Salty air. Waves crashing on critter-filled tidepools. Driving Pacific Coast Highway is the most beautiful road trip in the entire world (we’re biased, but it’s true). This massive 10-day California coast road trip itinerary covers all of our favorite Californian things: sunny beaches and foggy coastline, swaying palm trees and towering redwoods, playful otters and flomping elephant seals, fresh oysters and vintage wines – there’s even a clothing-optional hot spring, if you’re up for it. Here’s everything you need to know about driving Highway One (aka the Pacific Coast Highway)!
Vineyards. Olive trees. Hot springs. Paso Robles, California is one of our absolute favorite places in California! It’s home to some of the best food, wine, spirits, and craft beer that you’ll find in California. Oh, and don’t forget the hot springs. Paso Robles is the perfect place to stop along California’s Central Coast as part of a Pacific Coast Highway road trip. We’ve created this comprehensive guide to all the best things to do in Paso Robles for your next weekend trip!
When Jeremy first told me about Morro Bay, the tiny town along California’s Central Coast where he grew up, I had a picture in my head that looked a lot like Southern California: waving palm trees, beautiful people wearing neon shorts and roller skating or… [read more]
Cayucos, California is a tiny coastal town located in California’s Central Coast, right next to Jeremy’s hometown on the Pacific Coast Highway. Cayucos feels sort of like you’ve stepped back in time to the Old West, except on the beach: it’s small-town Americana, often described as the last of the historic California beach towns. There are saloons and American flags and antique shops selling exquisite marine-themed crafts and the air is thick with salt, coastal fog, and the scent of the ocean. If Gilmore Girls had been filmed in California, it could have been filmed here. Here’s 12 charming things to do in Cayucos, California!
Paso Robles, California is the Central Coast’s answer to Napa. But there’s so much more than just world-class wine: there are also spirit distilleries and craft breweries galore, plus an incredible local food scene. I’m not going to lie: we went full lush in Paso Robles. It’s the booze tourist’s dream destination! Here’s where to get your drink on, and what to eat in between delicious tastings.
I grew up in an area of California called the Central Coast. There are no big cities there – nothing like a Los Angeles or a San Francisco, although the area sits exactly in between the two. Instead of bustling cities, what you’ll find is much quieter: about 200 miles of scenic coastline, plus hundreds of wineries, thousands of hiking trails, dozens of charming towns, a smattering of natural hot springs, and enough great food and beer to keep you occupied for months. The Central Coast offers everything from sugar-sand beaches and great surfing, to wine country, to adorable marine wildlife critters (otters! Seals! Sea lions!) and groves of Monarch butterflies flitting through delicious smelling eucalyptus trees, to sheer cliffs looking down on crashing waves. Here are 8 quintessential Central Coast getaways for your next Highway 1 road trip!