The California coast is famous for its beautiful beaches and mild year-round climate. However, there is much more to this coast than just the beaches. It is full of attractions that include mountains, museums, historic towns and lively communities. Here is just a tiny bit of what you can experience on a drive from San Francisco in the north to Los Angeles in the south.
When you begin your journey from San Francisco, you will want to head towards Carmel. Along the way to Carmel, you should head to Santa Cruz. It will help you transition into a more natural and peaceful environment than the hectic and urban San Francisco scape. After Santa Cruz and its boardwalk, an excellent place to go next is the city of Monterey. It is home to one of the largest Ocean Aquariums in the world.
When you reach the beachside town of Carmel, you should stop and rest there. There is plenty of food and charming little shops to explore. After you have rested, you should make your way towards the town of Cayucos. Right after you leave the vicinity of Carmel, you should notice bluffs and cliffs along the waterfront and hills on the opposite side.
Another highlight of this trip is the Bixby Creek Bridge which is as famous as it is scenic. As you continue driving on the Pacific Coast Highway, you should also begin seeing the Santa Lucia Mountain Range. There is plenty more to see and explore on your journey to Los Angeles. You can read more about it here as you plan a west coast trip down California’s Pacific Coast.