Starting from San Francisco, you are about to embark on a memorable road trip down the California Coast. Explore Alcatraz, Chinatown or have a picnic in Golden Gate park before you head out. Learn more about San Francisco.
San Francisco to Monterey: 105 miles
2 nights Monterey, CA
To begin, you will spend two nights in Monterey. Monterey is in love with the water you can experience at its Old Fisherman’s Wharf, the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course. Learn more about Monterey.
Monterey to Big Sur: 35 miles
2 nights Big Sur
Next, you will continue south to spend two nights in the Big Sur, which stretches 90 miles along the coastline. Take a picture of Bixby Bridge and stop at an elephant seal rookery! Learn more about Big Sur.
Big Sur to San Simeon: 65 miles
1 night San Simeon
Stop for the night in San Simeon and carve out some time to visit Hearst Castle, a modern day castle built by William Randolph Hirst. Continue your journey south passing Pismo Beach and Moro Bay.
San Simeon to Santa Barbara: 135 miles
2 nights in Santa Barbara
Stop in one of the most charming towns in the West, Santa Barbara. This picturesque town offers incredible outdoor adventures and a unique California culture that you will highly enjoy. Learn more about Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara to Ventura: 30 miles
1 night Ventura
Your last night will be spent in Ventura, where you can end your coastal road trip in quaint quietness or in the lap of luxury before finishing up in Los Angeles. Learn more about Ventura.