California Route 1 Coast Drive

  • Start: Crescent City, CA
  • End: San Diego, CA
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:40
  • Total Mileage: 531 Miles
  • Number of stops: 71


The Pacific Ocean, vast and sprawling, will be on your right as you travel south through the state of California. Tour MacKerricher State Park, near Fort Bragg, to spot harbor seals, migrating whales, sea urchins, starfish, and tiny octopi. Later, visit San Francisco, the "City by the Bay," to indulge in a view of the Golden Gate Bridge from Golden Gate Park. Built on 14 hills and famous for its cable cars, the city offers attractions such as Chinatown, Alcatraz Island, and Ghirardelli Square. In Monterey, stop at the Beach Boardwalk amusement park, famous for its rides and attractions, and at the Monterey Bay Aquarium to view 5,000 native sea creatures. Take in the world of moviemaking amusement park-style at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. Catalina Island will win you over with its unspoiled ocean scenery, fine swimming beaches, and outdoor recreation. In San Diego, the last stop on your tour, visit Balboa Pavilion, a complex of museums, the San Diego Zoo, the Old Globe Theatre, and Sea World.

Stop #1:

Redwood National & State Parks
Crescent City, CA

Stop #2:

Clarke Memorial Museum
Eureka, CA

Stop #3:

Fort Humboldt State Historic Park
Eureka, CA

Stop #4:

Sequoia Park Zoo
Eureka, CA

Stop #5:

MacKerricher State Park
Fort Bragg, CA

Stop #6:

Fort Ross State Historic Park
Jenner, CA

Stop #7:

Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes Station, CA

Stop #8:

Muir Woods National Monument
Mill Valley, CA

Stop #9:

San Francisco, California

Stop #10:

Ghirardelli Square
San Francisco, CA

Stop #11:

California Palace of the Legion of Honor
San Francisco, CA

Stop #12:

Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California

Stop #13:

California Academy of Sciences
San Francisco, CA

Stop #14:

M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
San Francisco, CA

Stop #15:

Asian Art Museum
San Fransisco, CA

Stop #17:

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Santa Cruz, California

Stop #18:

Big Trees Narrow-Gauge Railroad
Felton, CA

Stop #19:

Natural Bridges State Beach
Santa Cruz, California

Stop #20:

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey, California

Stop #21:

Monterey State Historic Park
Monterey, California

Stop #22:

Maritime Museum
San Diego, CA

Stop #24:

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Big Sur, CA

Stop #25:

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Big Sur, California

Stop #26:

Hearst Castle
San Simeon, California

Stop #28:

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
San Luis Obispo, California

Stop #30:

Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA

Stop #31:

Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Santa Barbara, CA

Stop #32:

Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Santa Barbara, CA

Stop #33:

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara, CA

Stop #34:

Santa Barbara Zoo
Santa Barbara, CA

Stop #35:

The Huntington
San Marino, CA

Stop #37:

Mission San Buenaventura
Ventura, CA

Stop #38:

Albinger Archaeological Museum
Ventura, CA

Stop #41:

Getty Center
Los Angeles, CA

Stop #42:

Will Rogers State Historic Park
Pacific Palisades, CA

Stop #43:

Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, California

Stop #44:

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument
Los Angeles, CA

Stop #45:

California Science Center
Los Angeles, California

Stop #46:

Autry National Center of the American West
Los Angeles, CA

Stop #47:

Southwest Museum
Los Angeles, CA

Stop #48:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles, California

Stop #49:

Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal City, CA

Stop #50:

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Stop #51:

NBC Studio Tours
Burbank, CA

Stop #52:

Museum of Contemporary Art - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Stop #53:

Queen Mary
Long Beach, California

Stop #54:

Catalina Casino
Avalon, CA

Stop #55:

Wells Fargo History Museum
San Fransisco, CA

Stop #56:

The Inn on Mount Ada
Avalon, CA

Stop #57:

Balboa Pavilion
Newport Beach, CA

Stop #58:

Fun Zone
Newport Beach, CA

Stop #59:

Laguna Art Museum
Laguna Beach, CA

Stop #60:

Laguna Playhouse
Laguna Beach, CA

Stop #61:

Laguna Beach Underwater Park
Laguna Beach, CA

Stop #62:

San Diego Museum of Art
Balboa Park, CA

Stop #63:

San Diego Museum of Man
San Diego, CA

Stop #64:

San Diego Natural History Museum
San Diego, CA

Stop #65:

San Diego Air & Space Museum
San Diego, California

Stop #66:

San Diego Zoo
San Diego, California

Stop #67:

Old Globe Theatre
San Diego, CA

Stop #68:

Sea World
San Diego, CA

Stop #69:

Cabrillo National Monument
San Diego, CA

Stop #70:

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
San Diego, California

Stop #71:

Junipero Serra Museum
San Diego, CA

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