When it comes to America’s best road trips, it’s hard to beat the Pacific Coast Highway. Driving Highway 1 means hours cruising along stunning bluffs overlooking the Pacific, plus designated vista points for sparkling ocean views, and, of course, the glamour of modern cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Although the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge was destroyed, we still decided to continue our journey by going the other route. We are so happy and excited about this trip. Nothing can eliminate our enthusiasm.
Our trip begins in San Francisco, at the north of the state, then travels south to Monterey, the 17 miles drive, Carmel, Solvang, and Los Angeles, then south to more End in the ultimate “ City by the Bay,” San Diego.
On the first two days of our trip, the weather let us down. It had been raining so much that we almost thought we brought rain all the way from Seattle to California. So we went to see the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Lombard Street all in endless rain and dark. But the most important thing for us foodies is to have some really awesome food during the trip, and luckily we succeed and we are satisfied. The hotel we stayed in Monterey is called Monterey Tides, and it’s a very good hotel. It is literally by the sea, and you can walk out of your room and head to the beach directly if you booked the room on the first floor. Even more beautifully, you can fall asleep with the sound of sea wave. So romantic!