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Drive on the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway

Posted on Apr 30, 2014

If you are thinking of heading north from Los Angeles for your next RV trip, then you will want to take the Pacific Coast Highway.  Winding roads, breathtaking views, and beautiful bridges make leaps over ledges that hug the coastline.  Watch sea lions lazily tanning themselves in the sun on the rocks.  Feel the gentle sea breeze on your face as you admire the blue skies and seagulls flying above you.  Find out what makes the PCH one of California’s most iconic highways.  One of America’s most spectacular roads to drive, you definitely need to experience it at least once.  What would the drive be without places to stop along the way?  There are many great restaurants, points of interest, parks, and places to hike along the way.  Make sure you read on in order to find out great options to choose from.

Morro Bay State Park

If you are looking for a great place to camp, hike, golf, and do all sorts of other fun recreational activities, then look no further than Morro Bay State Park.  Situated by the shore of Morro Bay, Morro Bay State Park is fantastic place that allows you to see the ocean and sand dunes all at once.  It is also great for picnics and rest while you take in the natural beauty of the park.  With 134 campsites to choose from with different amenities and options at your disposal, it is very convenient to camp here.  Make sure you take a look at what Morro Bay State Park has to offer.

Leo Carillo State Park

If beach activities such as surfing, swimming, or relaxing in the sand are more your cup of tea, then you cannot go wrong with Leo Carillo State Park.  It is a fantastic place to stop and enjoy the beach.  Make sure you mark this place down on your list of places to stop and see because you will not want to miss it.  There are caves to explore, reefs to admire, and tide pools to observe.  There are hiking trails too in case you were wondering.  Come and enjoy the wonder of Leo Carillo State Park.

Splash Café – Pismo Beach, CA

If you are a big fan of clam chowder, then make sure to stop here at the Splash Café.  With clam chowder made fresh from scratch every single day, it is no wonder that it is the favorite of regulars and newcomers alike here.  Why go all the way to San Francisco to taste good clam chowder when you can have it here at the Splash Café in Pismo Beach?  It tastes just as good as, if not even better than, what you can get up in Northern California.  For those live too far away to come here on a regular basis but crave for more clam chowder, there is an option to order it frozen and have it shipped straight to your house.  With over 30,000 gallons of chowder served in a year, you cannot go wrong coming to the Splash Café.

Bixby Creek Bridge

This bridge is a must-see on the Pacific Coast Highway.  You will eventually hit the bridge once you come into the Big Sur area where California’s coast is truly at its best.  The wonder of the bridge is magnified because it is truly nature and manmade construction working together.  Instead of looking out of place, the bridge seems like it belongs there.  When you get up to this bridge, there is a turnout that allows you to step out and admire the full beauty of its architectural design.  The true beauty lies in the fact that it is set against a breathtaking landscape that is truly wondrous to behold.  The cliffs of the California coast twist and turn with the roads.  The hills on one side provide the lush greens on one side, while the oceans on the other side provide the deep blues.  With the sea breeze and gentle crash of the waves on the shoreline, the sky meets the ocean on the horizon.

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

If you have made it all the way up to Big Sur, then you might as well take a look at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.  There are all sorts of wild creatures and big, towering trees that make you feel as if you are in an ancient forest.  Look in awe at the big oaks, redwoods, and sycamores all around you.  Catch a glimpse of deer, birds, squirrels, and other wildlife if you can.  You can think of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park as a mini-Yosemite.


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