Routinely named one of the world’s best scenic drives, San Luis Obispo County’s 80-mile (128 kilometers) stretch of Highway 1 is all about the landscapes, from the majestic rocky shore off Ragged Point all the way down to the wild, windswept dunes of Nipomo. A map of the full Highway 1 Discovery Route can be downloaded here (pdf).
These views of the prime Pacific coastline are prized, loved and highly photographed by locals and visitors alike. An overwhelming amount of activities exist along Highway 1 in SLO CAL. Spot passing whales and dolphins or laugh at the seals and otters playing amongst the surf. Marvel at the arts and antiques around every corner at Hearst Castle. Learn to surf or paddle through sea caves. No matter what you choose, a drive along Highway 1 in SLO CAL is a California road trip staple.