California...so much to do, so many stories to tell. But everytime we are in California (6 times and counting!), we drive at least a part of this famous scenic highway, but we've covered the full stretch!
At a total of just over 655.8 miles (1,055.4 km), it is the longest state route in California. It runs North-South from Smith River, through the Redwood National Forest, past San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Pebble Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Orange County, and down to San Diego. This list by all means, is not exhaustive...California is a large State and this roadway passes through/by over 100 cities and towns.
The views from this roadway gives some of the most incredible vistas you will ever see. And there are lighthouses too (my fav)! Sadly, in 2016, there was another landslide which has closed a section of highway until at least 2018 to replace a bridge near Big Sur State Park.
Technically, the road continues into Oregon and Washington States, but with so many pretty vistas just in California, I'll just stick with one State for this post.
Enjoy a little piece of heaven....
The Golden Gate Bridge is a part of the Highway!
Santa Monica Beach
Surfers at Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach Lone Cyprus