OK, how many of you have actually driven from the Central Coast up to the San Francisco Bay Area on Highway 1? If oyu have, great! If you have not, you are in for the treat of a lifetime, a bucket list or water pail list activity, in my book.
Here is what they said today when it reopened:
Highway 1 is now open from Cambria to Carmel. The iconic drive down California’s Coast is fully open. A public ribbon cutting at the Ragged Point Inn was held today at 11 am to officially open the scenic highway.
Road trips may now resume thanks to the hard work of Cal Trans. The historic highway, celebrates 80 years this summer and is designated as one of 22 All-American Highways in the U.S.
Come visit San Simeon and Cambria as you drive on the coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Stay up-to-date on north coast events, attractions, and happenings. Get more news from San Simeon delivered right to your inbox.
And don’t forget, the Central Coast has some great beaches and wineries. And a good portion of Highway 1 is bicycle friendly. Hotels are plentiful and not too expensive, though as you drive up the coast toward Monterey, the hotels become more expensive, as do the restaurants.
Big secret, that is not so secret: dine at Ember in Arroyo Grande. It is as good or better than most Bay Area restaurants!
My suggestion is to start in the Monterey/Carmel area, stay one night, and drive south to Pismo so the beach and ocean are on your side of the road. The scenery is breath taking, and you will want to stop often, just to gaze or take photos. Those of you in the Midwest or east coast, eat your hearts out!!!