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Why Go?

America's most breathtaking coast, with craggy cliffs overlooking the crashing Pacific—the ultimate drive

The California good life at its best, from golf to wine to hotels

The over-the-top opulence of Hearst Castle, William Randolph Hearst's seaside Shangri-la

What To Skip

Fog. Check the weather to be sure that you drive Highway 1 on a clear day

What For:

Beach + Island, Family, Food + Wine, Golf, Luxury, Outdoors + Nature, Romantic, Spa + Wellness

When To Go:

May, June, September, October

Hotels

Expert picks of the best places to stay in Big Sur + Monterey

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