The Open Road of the Pacific Coast Highway

Roadtripping is a quintessential American vacation as we are a culture of cars. I avoid driving a car as much as possible in my daily life instead preferring to commute by bicycle or bus. However, I still love a good roadtrip especially one with incredible views. The Pacific Coast Highway or Highway 1 is one of the most famous drives in the USA being voted “A drive of a lifetime” by National Geographic”. Thus, when I planned my Cali trip I decided this drive would be part of my adventure. The drive did not disappoint with incredible views around each corner and sweeping shots of the Pacific Ocean from bluffs.

Here is my photospread on the open road of the PCH from south to north.

Wineries outside Santa Barbara

Driving Central Cali Coast Wine Country

PCH North of Cambria
PCH North of Cambria

Entering Monterey County, Approaching Big Sur
Entering Monterey County on the California Coast

Pitkins Curve Bridge
Pitkins Curve Bridge

Bluff Hugging Roads
North on the PCH

Headed North into Big Sur
Bicycling the PCH

The open road hugs the edge of the bluffs
Bicycling the PCH, Take 2

Through the Redwood forest of Big Sur

The Famous Bixby Bridge

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