9 Must-See Stops on California's Pacific Coast Highway

This iconic route is known for its mountains, forests and beaches, but there are plenty of man-made wonders hidden among the flora and fauna.

California’s Pacific Coast Highway is known for its stunning ocean views set against a backdrop of mountains, forests and beaches, but there are plenty of man-made wonders hidden among its flora and fauna. While most travelers who have driven down State Route 1 know about Bixby Bridge and Pea Soup Andersen's, the road is full of lesser known gems. An explosively bright vintage dining room, tree cocoon lodging, and a train ride through redwoods are just the beginning of the many unexpected sights along the West Coast’s most breathtaking drive.

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