Pacific Coast Highway Travel Blog

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Jun 05, 2021

Frightened terns abandon 3,000 eggs after drone illegally crashes on beach

About 3,000 elegant tern eggs were abandoned at a southern California nesting island after a drone crashed and scared off the birds, a newspaper reported Friday.

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Jun 02, 2021

The Longest Trail

In 1972, California voters mandated the creation of a coastal trail from Oregon all the way to Mexico, but it still isn’t complete.

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May 27, 2021

10 of the best California hotels on the beach

It’s no secret that California takes the award for some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. From the famous celebrity-trodden sands in Malibu all the way north to the idyllic beaches in Carmel-by-the-Sea, there's nothing like a summer vacation by the ocean.

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May 27, 2021

The Perfect Road Trip Destination For You Based On Your Zodiac Sign

From coast to coast, there's a destination for everyone based on what the stars have to say.

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May 20, 2021

Getty Center Will Reopen On May 25

The Getty Center will reopen to a limited number of visitors, starting on May 25.

The museum, perched high above the 405 Freeway in West Los Angeles, has been closed for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Its sister museum, the Getty Villa along Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, reopened on April 21.

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May 15, 2021

This Beloved Boutique Hotel Just Launched Ultra-chic Camper Van Vacations in the U.S.

This month, The Hoxton — known as the ever-trendy boutique hotel that started in the U.K. — launched Camp Hox, a series of curated camper van experiences across the U.S. and Europe. Bookings went live on May 4 for the second iteration of Camp Hox.

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May 15, 2021

The 8 best easy Southern California hikes with great ocean views

Southern California beach walks are nice, but sometimes you want something more than sand squishing between your toes. Lace up your hiking boots and try these eight trails that are easy enough for the whole family and showcase some of the best ocean views around.

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May 15, 2021

Dana Point Summer Trolley System Will Return With an Additional Route

A previously approved and updated trolley route map and service plan will be implemented this summer in Dana Point after its initial use was cut short at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

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May 11, 2021

San Francisco Airport Hotels

San Francisco Airport hotels include a Grand Hyatt, La Quinta, Westin, Marriott, Super 8 and bayfront hotels ranging from budget to 5-star luxury.

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May 06, 2021

Bixby Bridge

Drive the Pacific Coast Highway and you have to cross Bixby Bridge in California, ten miles north of Big Sur and 30 minutes south of Monterey.

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May 06, 2021

Huntington Beach debuts its first Mobi-Mat for easy beach access

Stuart Jensen has been surfing the north side of the Huntington Beach Pier since the late 1970s.

Surfing at the home break became a family tradition — even for Jensen’s youngest son, Kumaka, who was born with spina bifida.

Kumaka, 14, has an active lifestyle and adaptive surfing is one of his favorite activities, along with acting and competing in WCMX. Confined to a wheelchair, though, it was difficult for him to access the beach.

That changed Wednesday.

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May 06, 2021

A Note on the Bixby Bridge

A few days ago my wife and I drove south from Carmel along the Pacific Coast Highway, crossing the Bixby Bridge. The structure isn’t merely beautiful. It’s thrilling. The central span soars to 280 feet, a height that once made the structure the tallest single-span bridge in the world.

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May 06, 2021

Summer Returns To Normal In Dana Point In 2021

What do we have to look forward to this summer in Dana Point? EVERYTHING! the Community Services division says.

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May 01, 2021

From San Diego to Mendocino, Everywhere to Stop for Food Along PCH

From fresh-caught seafood to Mexican, BBQ, vegetarian fare and more.

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Apr 26, 2021

Gardens Of the Pacific Coast Highway

Plant lovers can visit hundreds of gardens along or near the Pacific Coast Highway,ranging from lush gardens in the Pacific North-West to southern California.

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Apr 26, 2021

Encinitas

Encinitas is a beach city in Southern California, famous for surfing, and regularly chosen as one of the best places to live in both California and the USA.

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Apr 25, 2021

California's iconic Pacific Coast Highway reopens section after winter storm collapse

A section of California’s scenic and iconic Pacific Coast Highway that collapsed during a winter storm in January reopened to traffic on Friday.

Gov. Gavin Newsom and work crews stood on the freshly paved and marked roadway to celebrate the reopening of the main artery to and from Big Sur that attracts millions of tourists who visit the famous coastal region each year.

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Apr 24, 2021

Ocean debris again in spotlight as entangled baby whale struggles off California

The plight of an entangled baby whale off Orange County has sparked an urgent multi-agency rescue effort, highlighting again the perils that ocean debris poses to marine mammals and other wildlife.

The baby gray whale has a rope around its mouth and trailing in the water behind it. That’s prompted a team of ocean animal experts from Dana Point to Monterey to closely follow the whale, hoping to get close enough to extricate it.

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Apr 16, 2021

Getty Villa To Reopen April 21

The Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades will reopen on April 21 after more than a year of being closed due to the pandemic.

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Apr 15, 2021

San Diego Museum of Art

The San Diego Museum of Art is in Balboa Park, San Diego, and is the oldest and biggest art museum in the city with a fine collection of Spanish art.

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Apr 13, 2021

Pacific Coast Highway Attractions

Pacific Coast Highway Attractions, those must-see sights along PCH, include Hearst Castle, Big Sur, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Golden Gate Bridge.

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Apr 13, 2021

When Will PCH Reopen

The Pacific Coast Highway or PCH will reopen April 30th, two months ahead of schedule, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has announced.

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Mar 29, 2021

San Francisco to San Diego

Driving from San Francisco to San Diego has two main options, the fast way on I-5 or the scenic route along the Pacific Coast Highway.

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Mar 25, 2021

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a partner of San Diego Zoo and offers the chance to see wildlife in its natural habitat with a wide range of safaris on offer.

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Mar 24, 2021

5 Southern California trails that take you to the edge of the ocean

Here are five Southern California trails that do something most hikes don’t — take you to the edge of the ocean. They’re mostly flat, which is why hardcore hikers often scorn them, and some are busy on weekends. They range in length from a little more than a mile to a little more than 7 miles

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Recent Articles

  1. Frightened terns abandon 3,000 eggs after drone illegally crashes on beach

    Jun 05, 21 03:27 AM

    About 3,000 elegant tern eggs were abandoned at a southern California nesting island after a drone crashed and scared off the birds, a newspaper reported Friday.

    Read More

  2. The Longest Trail

    Jun 02, 21 03:59 AM

    In 1972, California voters mandated the creation of a coastal trail from Oregon all the way to Mexico, but it still isn’t complete.

    Read More

  3. 10 of the best California hotels on the beach

    May 27, 21 05:59 AM

    It’s no secret that California takes the award for some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. From the famous celebrity-trodden sands in Malibu all the way north to the idyllic beaches in Carm…

    Read More