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scenic driving
27 days ago

Driving up the coast on Hwy 1 from San Luis Obispo to Carmel, the fog was so thick we thought we had entered the Twilight Zone. Patches of light and color opened up a few times and the yellow flowers blooming in late June added a spark. The fog was solid as we drove through Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. We didn't realize the steep drop offs to the left because it was a white out, but as we drove on, the fog gradually moved out to sea, displaying a more defined coastline as we reached Carmel. One bright spot was a visit to the Hearst Castle along the way. This is definitely an awesome drive, especially with clear skies, as we came back down from Carmel another time to McWay Falls. Watch out for Poison Oak on the trails... Classic trip, not to miss!

scenic driving
3 months ago

Did Monterey all the way to Los Angeles via hwy 1 and it was amazing. Especially when you get into big sir. Passed Hearst castle. A road trip of a lifetime.

scenic driving
5 months ago

So beautiful!! Make sure you have a full gas tank!

scenic driving
2 years ago

Love, love, love this drive. Quintessential California coast.

scenic driving
2 years ago

Amazing drive. No matter the weather, you'll get great and memorable views.

scenic driving
2 years ago

great drive and take a camera for lots of pics

scenic driving
3 years ago

Amazing drive. Too many places to stop with great views to count. Great weather made this drive a memorial day.

scenic driving
3 years ago

Beautiful coastal drive! Breathtaking cliff views, crashing surf, wildlife, beaches. This drive has it all. Fill up with gas before you go and bring snacks. Restaurants and convenience stores are few and far between.

scenic driving
4 years ago

We drove Hwy 1 in June, 1989. It was very foggy for most of the trip, and most of my pics came out dark. Beautiful drive!

scenic driving
4 years ago

Really, really, really cool drive. Worth taking lots of stops along the way

scenic driving
4 years ago

Best coastal scenic drive on earth.