To experience the California Highway 1 Discovery Route is to experience the heart and soul of the SLO CAL lifestyle: unhurried, untamed, and uncommonly good. This 101-mile (163 kilometer) drive through ten classic San Luis Obispo County destinations features pristine beaches, coastal vineyards and wine tasting, charming boutiques, historic hamlets, and a lifetime’s supply of panoramic vistas to savor and remember. Best of all? The itinerary is completely customizable, with a wide array of lodging properties for every style and budget, and attractions to delight discriminating travelers of all ages.
Looking to explore the great outdoors? The Highway 1 Discovery Route comprises some of the most diverse wildlife viewings in the U.S., including seabirds, Monarch butterfly groves, and Elephant seals, plus plenty of hiking, cycling, and kayaking opportunities. Or if love is in the air, the Highway 1 Discovery Route is your destination for romantic inns, wedding venues, and awe-inspiring views to share. For history buffs, several well-preserved properties from the past are not to be missed; and for those who savor the good life, farm tours, wineries, and delectable dining await around every corner.