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ROAD TRIPS 2021
DISTANCE: 125 MILES * DAYS: 2-3
Spectacular
Highway 1
DRIVE AMERICA'S MOST
ICONIC CLIFF-HUGGING
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tart your journey from
San Jose and savor
key destinations along
the way. Follow Highway 17
south to the surf town of Santa
Cruz, then park by the centuryold
Santa Cruz Wharf. Stroll
along the West's longest wooden
pier-2,745 feet-to watch
surfers strut their stuff at worldfamous
Steamer Lane. Pay a
nostalgic visit to the Santa Cruz
Beach Boardwalk to munch
on corn dogs and scream your
head off on the Giant Dipper
wooden roller coaster.
Push south on Highway 1
to Moss Landing. Pull over for
seafood cioppino and grilled
artichokes at Phil's Fish Market,
then watch for impossibly cute
sea otters floating in the calm
harbor waters.
Your next stop is Monterey,
where you'll need a full day at
the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
More than 200 galleries and
exhibits showcase the wonders
of the Pacific, including a threestory,
glass-enclosed kelp forest
and a mesmerizing jellyfish tank.
Walk from the aquarium to
Cannery Row's caf├ęs, winetasting
rooms, art galleries, and
sweet shops, and say hello to the
sea lions at Fisherman's Wharf.
Keep an eye on the time-
you want to arrive at Carmel's
Tickle Pink Inn for wine and
cheese hour and a glowing Pacific
sunset. The next morning,
head into downtown Carmel to
browse shops and galleries in
whitewashed bungalows fronted
by cobblestone courtyards.
At midday, cross the graceful
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Highway 1
Bixby Bridge to enter Big Sur.
As you glide along Highway 1's
precipitous curves, take advantage
of every pullout to scan
the Pacific. (Make your stops
low-impact and safe: Don't
block traffic or trample precious
natural resources.)
Coastal views from your car
SAN JOSE TO BIG SUR
SAN JOSE
Steamer Lane
are divine, but they're even better
when you get out and walk.
At Andrew Molera State Park,
trek a mile to driftwood-laden
Molera Beach. At Pfeiffer Big Sur
State Park, hike the Valley View
Trail to an overlook of Point Sur
and the Big Sur River Valley.
Between all this walking, stop at
the world-renowned Nepenthe
for one of their Famous
Ambrosiaburgers with a bird'seye
ocean view. For maximum
drama, stop at Julia Pfeiffer Burns
State Park to watch the 80-foot
McWay Falls plunge off a cliff.
There's much more to discover-top-notch
restaurants,
glorious beaches-so stay for a
night or two at Post Ranch Inn,
Ventana Big Sur, or Deetjen's. If
you'd rather sleep in your RV or
tent, make sure you have reservations
in advance-Big Sur is
incredibly, deservedly popular.
Monterey Bay
Aquarium
Phil's Fish Market
MONTEREY
Andrew Molera State Park
Tickle Pink Inn
Pacific
Ocean
Post
Ranch
Inn
WORTH A DETOUR
Sun, wind, wine: Near Carmel Valley, more
than 40 Santa Lucia Highlands wineries
pour stunning Pinot Noir
and Syrah.
17-Mile Drive: Pacific
Grove's most famous
road passes coastal
overlooks and the golf
links at Pebble Beach.
AREA OF DETAIL
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Francisco
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Los
Angeles
San
Diego
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