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On California Highway One, midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, in beautiful Coastal San Luis Obispo County, are an amazing number of ‘must-see’ and ‘must-do’ destinations. From ten uncrowded beaches to 12 state parks, from the Hearst Castle to three bountiful wine regions, and from farm-to-table cuisine to unique wildlife habitats, our 101-mile stretch of Highway 1 offers everything you could want for a relaxed and inspiring vacation, including 500 lodging choices. So wherever you roam along the Highway 1 Discovery Route, you will find the best of Highway 1!

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California Highway 1 10 DestinationsOn California Highway One, midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, in beautiful Coastal San Luis Obispo County, are an amazing number of ‘must-see’ and ‘must-do’ destinations. From ten uncrowded beaches to 12 state parks, from the Hearst Castle to three bountiful wine regions, and from farm-to-table cuisine to unique wildlife habitats, our 101-mile stretch of Highway 1 offers everything you could want for a relaxed and inspiring vacation, including 500 lodging choices. So wherever you roam along the Highway 1 Discovery Route, you will find the best of Highway 1!

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California Highway 1 Discovery Route Map

Highway 1 Road Alerts

Caltrans has closed Highway 1 in Monterey County due to structural damage to the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, located one mile south of Big Sur. This will be a long-term closure. Hearst Castle and the Highway 1 Discovery Route remain open. Crews have also closed Highway 1 from Ragged Point to 15 miles north of Big Sur at Palo Colorado. Northbound Highway 1 travelers are encouraged to take Highway 46 East towards Paso Robles as a detour, and proceed to Highway 101 North. Southbound Highway 1 travelers are encouraged to take Highway 68 East at Monterey, and proceed to Highway 101 South. Please note that Highway 1 is still open from Morro Bay to Ragged Point. For those traveling past Ragged Point, check out these Sights to See Along the Detour. As you travel the CA Highway 1 Discovery Route, you will encounter the bucolic communities of Ragged Point, San Simeon, Cambria & Cayucos with their rich history and culture. Visit Hearst Castle, enjoy the area’s farm-to-table restaurants, boutique hotels, vacation rentals, wine tasting, Piedras Blancas Light Station, the Elephant Seal Rookery, public piers, beaches and much more. Before driving, check  Caltrans Highway Information Network 800.427.7623.

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