On a recent trip to Santa Cruz, I stumbled on the colorful houses of Capitola Village, something that I never knew existed previously. These condos are all painted in vibrant pastel color, and they sit basically on the sand at Capitola Beach. It is a fantastic spot for dinner and a stroll while staying in […]
Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip Stops
Along highway 1 collects posts from nothing that is accessible from California's great coastal highway, Highway 1. It is also referred to as Pacific Coast Highway and travels all the way from the south to the north of the state. Some of the great places it goes through are Huntington Beach and Big Sur.
Ventura, located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, is a beautiful city full of history that is also the jumping-off point to Channel Islands National Park. The city is located right on Pacific Coast Highway and has a fun downtown, great restaurants, and a beautiful beach. I have spent a lot of time there over […]
The Malibu Pier has been an iconic staple of this area of California for over a century. The pier was used for a private ranch when it was created, but over the years, it has been transformed into movie sets, a place for people to hang out, and now the location of the Malibu Farm […]
Hearst Castle is one of California’s most popular attractions and a place that I always enjoy visiting. I have done the Grand Rooms Tour a few times, and you can read about that here, but on my most recent trip, I decided to try the upstairs tour. Honestly, it was probably even better than the […]
This post is sponsored by Visit Cambria. All opinions are my own. Cambria is one of my favorite towns on the central coast and one I often recommend when people are looking for a relaxed weekend. While there are lots of great things to do all around Cambria (such as the excellent access to Big […]