Highway 1 from Monterey to Morro Bay named one of best road trips
Travel website WorldAtlas last week named a Big Sur road trip as one of the four best in California. Here is an excerpt:
Route 1 From Monterey To Morro Bay
With its stunning ocean views, beautiful beaches, and quaint small towns, a drive down California’s Highway 1 is an unforgettable experience.
This stunning drive takes 3 hours and the best time to take this trip is from late spring to early fall when the weather is warm and sunny. However, if you’re looking for smaller crowds, aim for mid-week travel in the shoulder season (April-May or September-October).
There are so many amazing things to see along the way, but some highlights include the Big Sur coastline, Hearst Castle, Morro Bay, and the elephant seals at Piedras Blancas.
There are plenty of great places to stay along the route, but some favorites include the Ventana Inn in Big Sur and the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo.
From fresh seafood to farm-to-table fare, there’s no shortage of delicious food to enjoy on this trip. Be sure to try the clam chowder in Monterey, the tri-tip sandwich in San Luis Obispo, and the fresh oysters in Morro Bay.
No matter when you go or what you do, a road trip down California’s Highway 1 is sure to be memorable
Three additional California road trips highlighted by WorldAtlas include:
- California’s Gold Country Road Trip
- Joshua Tree National Park And The Mojave Desert
- Napa Valley Wine Country