Autumn is a good time to see the sights along California’s Highway 1, with coastline peaks, bright sunsets, and endearing small towns.
By Susie Wall
Many scenic spots can be found along California’s State Route 1 — the Pacific Coast Highway — but it is safe to say that the most striking is the section between the community of Big Sur and the town of Monterey. Travelers cruising along this stunning portion of the highway will meander between the Santa Lucia Mountains, blanketed with ancient redwoods, and the sheer cliffs of the rugged Pacific coast. Along the way, the road provides access to a collection of beautiful secluded beaches, a dizzying array of marine life, hiking opportunities, exceptional shopping, and one very cool aquarium.