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Oct 06, 2021

Four Seasons in Beverly Hills and San Francisco Launch Ultimate Road Trip with Maserati

The Pacific Coast Highway is California’s longest state route at 656 miles (1,055 kilometres) and runs along the Pacific Ocean, making it arguably one of the prettiest drives in the United States. Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero and Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel want guests to take advantage of this scenic coastline with an exciting new Maserati Suite Road Trip package, which brings luxury in hospitality to luxury on the road.

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Oct 06, 2021

United Eliminates Fees for Passengers Traveling With Bicycles

United Airlines just made a lot of friends among cycling enthusiasts.

The Chicago-based carrier has eliminated its fees for passengers traveling with their bicycles, joining fellow airlines American and Delta, according to CyclingTips.com.

It’s welcome news for the cycling community and for the thousands of people who envy hikers who can fly cross-country and explore a national park or an appealing area. Now cyclists can fly and cycle the Pacific Coast Highway or ride the roads of Yellowstone.

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Sep 30, 2021

Best Tours rebounds from rockiest road in 43-year history

Best Tours & Travel’s recent reopening saw sellout tours and a continuing recovery in its private charter operations, thanks to nonstop outreach throughout 2020’s shutdown months that continues today.

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Sep 10, 2021

Why Is Pacific Coast Highway So Loved (And What To See Along The Way)

It's easy to see why the Pacific Coast Highway is so popular, but you don't really know until you've driven - and experienced it - for yourself.

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Sep 03, 2021

Pacific Coast Highway Golf Courses

The Pacific Coast Highway’s gold courses is one reason the PCH drive along the California Coast is popular, as it has some of the top golf courses in the USA.

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Sep 03, 2021

Dana Point Tall Ship Festival to be Held Starting Sept. 10

The Ocean Institute will host the 37th Annual Maritime Festival, the Tall Ships Festival, presented by Toshiba, in Dana Point Sept. 10-12. The festival is a three-day celebration that immerses visitors in the culture and history of tall ships and seafaring.

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Sep 03, 2021

New Interpretive Center coming to Bolsa Chica Wetlands

A new Interpretive Center is coming to the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, off of Warner Avenue, near Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach. The first phase of the project, which begins in September, will be demolishing old storage sheds (on the west end of the property) to make room for a new Bolsa Chica Conservancy Administrative Building that will be brought in this October, according to Conservancy President/CEO Patrick Brenden. The new building also will provide two public restrooms and storage space for field equipment.

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Sep 03, 2021

Here are 4 easy seaside hikes in Orange County with a cool breeze and ocean view

Exploring the area’s hiking trails doesn’t have to be an all-day, exhausting endeavor.

Sometimes, you just need a light stroll to feel invigorated and accomplished – and what better way to soak in the sights than a hike with a seaside view.

While Orange County’s beaches can be crowded sometimes, there are open space areas near the coast set aside for strollers, joggers and hikers to explore. These stretches of pathways still offer the serene sights of the ocean and a cool, salty breeze to keep an outing pleasant.

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Sep 03, 2021

Where to hike during wildfire season? Here are 7 places to go

The temporary closure of California’s national forests because of the state’s continuing wildfire crisis may have thrown a wrench into your Labor Day plans. Hiking or camping anywhere in the Angeles, Los Padres, San Bernardino and Cleveland national forests that surround L.A. is off-limits at least through Sept. 17.

What does that mean for you? Even neighborhood trails such as Echo Mountain in Altadena and the trek from Bailey Canyon to Jones Peak in Sierra Madre are closed. And summer activities such as mountain biking and chairlift rides at Big Bear Mountain Resort and Snow Valley in the San Bernardino National Forest are suspended too.

So where can you go? Here are some ideas for the long Labor Day weekend.

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Aug 07, 2021

Driving the Pacific Coast Highway in Four Days

Pacific Coast Highway Travel's advice on driving the Pacific Coast Highway in four days, including the best places to stay, and the best things to do and see.

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Aug 06, 2021

Driving the Pacific Coast Highway in Five Days

Pacific Coast Highway Travel's advice on driving the Pacific Coast Highway in five days, including the best places to stay over, and the best things to do and see.

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Jun 23, 2021

Best California Beach Hotels

Here is Pacific Coast Highway Travel’s pick of the best California beach hotels including beach hotels in Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, and Malibu.

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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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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 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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Recent Articles

  1. Four Seasons in Beverly Hills and San Francisco Launch Ultimate Road Trip with Maserati

    Oct 06, 21 03:29 AM

    The Pacific Coast Highway is California’s longest state route at 656 miles (1,055 kilometres) and runs along the Pacific Ocean, making it arguably one of the prettiest drives in the United States. Fou…

    Read More

  2. United Eliminates Fees for Passengers Traveling With Bicycles

    Oct 06, 21 03:29 AM

    United Airlines just made a lot of friends among cycling enthusiasts. The Chicago-based carrier has eliminated its fees for passengers traveling with their bicycles, joining fellow airlines American a…

    Read More

  3. Best Tours rebounds from rockiest road in 43-year history

    Sep 30, 21 03:15 AM

    Best Tours & Travel’s recent reopening saw sellout tours and a continuing recovery in its private charter operations, thanks to nonstop outreach throughout 2020’s shutdown months that continues today.

    Read More