One of the magical things about California is the cute beach towns lining the coast along Highway 1. Away from major cities, life here is a little more laid back and there’s a bit more authentic local culture to experience.
The California road trip is probably one of the most iconic adventures you can take in the United States. Locals and international travelers alike are drawn to the sense of freedom, wonder and awe that a journey along the Pacific inspires. While it’s possible to do the drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles in a (long) day, it’s totally worthwhile to take the time to discover the hidden treasures and well-loved stops of this route.