Seven amazing Californian adventures for kids

Lucy Pares
6th September 2017

7/7  The Pacific Coast Highway, San Francisco to San Diego

If you’re serious about California, and can’t resist the idea of an all-American road trip, then you have to drive the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to San Diego.

The 522 mile journey starts at the Golden Gate Bridge, heads south to San Jose (home to Facebook and Google), takes you through Santa Cruz, and on to Monterey – stop here for Monterey Aquarium. Then you cross the immense Bixby Bridge to reach Big Sur: two of the most legendary legends on the West Coast.

Don’t miss San Simeon for the Hearst Castle; San Luis Obispo for beachy cool and Los Angeles, because it’s the most famous Californian city of all. Some say the best bit of the journey is the final stretch from Long Beach to San Diego, but you can make up your own mind.

Where: San Francisco to San Diego, 522 miles south on US-101

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