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Apr 14, 2024

7 Scenic Overlooks On California's Coast Besides Big Sur

California has many equally mesmerizing coastal spots with scenic vistas and viewpoints beyond its famed shores in Big Sur!

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Apr 14, 2024

8 Serene Towns On The Pacific Coast For A Weekend Retreat

Discover eight charming coastal towns along the Pacific Coast for a serene weekend getaway with unique experiences and breathtaking scenery.

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Apr 14, 2024

7 Alternative Scenic Drives To Big Sur

Big Sur and Highway 1 offer some of the most scenic drives in California. But there are lots of other alternative drives to Big Sur along the coast.

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Apr 08, 2024

A cheapskate in Monterey

Historic cities, forests and coastlines offer plenty of budget-friendly options for exploration

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Apr 06, 2024

Big Sur Urged to Evacuate as Storm Threatens More Damage to California Highway 1

California officials urged people in Big Sur to evacuate as a storm threatened more damage to Highway 1, also known as the Pacific Coast Highway, one of the country’s most famous coastal roads.

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Apr 06, 2024

Experts Say America's Most Iconic Coastal Road Will Be Increasingly Unusable Due to Climate Change

California’s Highway 1 should be approached with caution and treated with respect

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Apr 05, 2024

Perfect Day in San Diego

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Pacific Coast Highway Travel suggests how to spend the perfect day in San Diego, taking in Balboa Park, the Gaslight Quarter, and Little Italy.

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Apr 05, 2024

Landslide Strands Tourists in Big Sur

A segment of California’s famous Highway 1 collapsed, leaving the area completely cut off for a day and the southbound lane of the road still closed.

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Apr 05, 2024

Evacuation warning issued for Big Sur south of Rocky Creek slip-out

The County of Monterey announced that there is now an evacuation warning "for areas of the Big Sur Community south of the Highway 1 Rocky Creek Slip out to the Dolan Slide ahead of the forecasted showers and thunderstorms."

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Apr 05, 2024

Rain to cancel convoys for stranded tourists, locals after Hwy 1 road collapse in Monterey Co.

Expected rain will halt convoys across a crumbled portion of Highway 1 near Big Sur in Monterey County.

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Apr 04, 2024

The ultimate California road trip: from San Francisco to Santa Monica

Where to stay, drink and dine along the Pacific Coast Highway

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Apr 02, 2024

Part of Highway 1 washed away near Big Sur

Drivers had to be escorted around a portion of Highway 1 that crumbled away over the weekend near Big Sur.

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Apr 02, 2024

2,000 motorists stranded after part of California’s highway 1 collapses Read more at: https://www.deccanherald.com/world/2000-motorists-stranded-after-part-of-californias-highway-1-collapses-2959830

Many of those stranded were visitors who were driving through the area over the Easter holiday and had to sleep in temporary shelters, which were at 75% capacity.

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Apr 01, 2024

California’s Highway 1 remains closed after road collapsed in storm

Section of highway crumbled during major storm on Saturday, leaving nearly 2,000 travelers stranded during Easter weekend

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Mar 31, 2024

Atmospheric river storm drenches Los Angeles, San Diego over Easter weekend as flood threat expands to Arizona

As the storm center moved south just off the coast toward the Los Angeles Basin on Saturday, it tapped into some tropical moisture, transitioning into a brief atmospheric river storm. Its heavy rainfall continues to trigger a flash flooding threat on Easter Sunday.

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Mar 27, 2024

Road Closures Continue In Malibu Due To Active Landslides

Active landslides continue to cause problems on Pacific Coast Highway and Topanga Canyon Boulevard.

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Mar 26, 2024

15 Scenic California Drives To Experience In Your Lifetime

Here are some of the best drives in California everyone should experience at least once.

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Mar 26, 2024

PCH Lane Closure Planned For Malibu Signal Synchronization Project

Expect traffic trouble on Pacific Coast Highway for much of Tuesday.

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Mar 22, 2024

Four California Destinations Named Among 'Most Beautiful Places In America'

The fact that "America The Beautiful" is a song title and a common expression all in one is no coincidence. America is truly stunning. From endless fields of wheat that seamlessly blend together to create the heartland, to vibrant desert rocks and vast, sandy coastlines; the United States is surely something special. There are so many pretty landscapes that its difficult to chose between them in terms of which outshines the other!

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Mar 21, 2024

Driverless Robotaxis Begin Expansion in Santa Monica

Waymo One, the fully autonomous ride-hailing service from the California company formerly known as the Google Self-Driving Car Project, began scaling operations in Los Angeles last week in a 63 square mile area from Santa Monica to Downtown.

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Mar 21, 2024

Your Ultimate Guide To State Parks In Southern California

The region of Southern California offers countless options of incredible landscapes to be explored. While California itself is famous for its diverse natural beauty, Southern California is certainly a standout. From the iconic Pacific Ocean, the gorgeous high desert, or the remarkable mountain regions, SoCal lives up to its reputation. One of the best ways to take it all in is to check out some of our wonderful state parks- you’ll find that each one offers something special to be experienced.

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Mar 16, 2024

An Insider’s Guide to Malibu

Here’s how to plan a perfect Malibu getaway

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Mar 14, 2024

Cleanup Continues After Malibu And Topanga Landslides

Travel continues to be impacted Tuesday by landslides on Pacific Coast Highway and Topanga Canyon Boulevard.

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Mar 12, 2024

1 PCH Lane Reopens After Landslide Monday Morning

A landslide shut down a portion of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu Monday morning.

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Mar 08, 2024

Some locals displeased as Caltrans covers up part of Highway 1 sign

Big Sur and surrounding towns are hurting from Highway 1 closure. When will it come back?

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Recent Articles

  1. 7 Scenic Overlooks On California's Coast Besides Big Sur

    Apr 14, 24 10:52 AM

    California has many equally mesmerizing coastal spots with scenic vistas and viewpoints beyond its famed shores in Big Sur!

    Read More

  2. 8 Serene Towns On The Pacific Coast For A Weekend Retreat

    Apr 14, 24 10:52 AM

    Discover eight charming coastal towns along the Pacific Coast for a serene weekend getaway with unique experiences and breathtaking scenery.

    Read More

  3. 7 Alternative Scenic Drives To Big Sur

    Apr 14, 24 10:52 AM

    Big Sur and Highway 1 offer some of the most scenic drives in California. But there are lots of other alternative drives to Big Sur along the coast.

    Read More