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Jul 19, 2024

Best Restaurants in Malibu

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Pacific Coast Highway Travel picks ten of the best restaurants in Malibu, including Californian, Greek, Cuban, steakhouse, and seafood choices.

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Jul 17, 2024

Best Restaurants in Santa Monica

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Pacific Coast Highway Travel picks ten of the best restaurants in Santa Monica, including Californian, Asian, vegetarian, Italian, and seafood choices.

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Jul 16, 2024

The 50 best beaches in Southern California

When you visit the 50 beaches from San Diego to Santa Barbara on The Times’ best beaches list, we want you to feel like you’re having one of those oh-so-California beach days.

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Jul 12, 2024

A black bear may pave the way for new wildlife crossings

A bear taking the scenic route around Southern California may help researchers learn how wild animals cross freeways to get from one habitat to the next—and how they might be kept out of your backyard.

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Jun 25, 2024

Just Off The Pacific Coast Highway, This Beach Is Often Called California's Most Stunning

here is no shortage of noteworthy beaches in Los Angeles. Think Venice and Santa Monica, considered to be among the most famous beaches in the world. However, these destinations are also regarded as tourist havens. If you want to discover a beach off the beaten path, head to El Matador State Beach in Malibu. It's under an hour from Santa Monica on the Pacific Coast Highway and located within Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach, which also includes El Pescador State Beach and La Piedra Beach.

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Jun 22, 2024

Where Else to Eat in Monterey

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Pacific Coast Highway Travel recommends where (else) to eat in Monterey based on personal favorites and help from a Monterey restaurant review website.

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Jun 22, 2024

California’s Central Coast Is A Cool Summer Destination

California’s Central Coast stretches almost 300 miles, from about 50 miles south of San Francisco to about 60 miles north of Los Angeles. One can see the Central Coast without a million people staring back, as the vast area contains none of California’s twenty largest cities. It is also generally cooler than inland central California

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Jun 15, 2024

8 California Beaches That Feel Like The Caribbean

California's beaches offer white sands, turquoise waters, and palm trees, evoking the serene beauty of the Caribbean with their picturesque scenery.

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May 01, 2024

Slingshots, Color, and Open Roads: How to Explore California’s Spring Wildflowers

Beaches. Mountains. Deserts. Cities. California has a lot, and it’s known for a lot, but in the mix of some of the most incredible scenery in the United States, one excellent feature is often overlooked—spring wildflowers. With California’s famous—perhaps infamous—”atmospheric river” that has dumped a deluge of water on the Golden State recently, the conditions are especially ripe this year for a rare “superbloom” of kaleidoscopic colors that is not to be missed.

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Apr 30, 2024

Best Things to Do in Monterey

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The best things to do in Monterey, chosen by Pacific Coast Highway Travel, include the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, whale watching and Fisherman's Wharf.

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Apr 24, 2024

Pacific Coast Highway Fully Reopens 2 Months After Mudslide

After two months of lane closures on PCH in Malibu, the highway has fully reopened.

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Apr 19, 2024

Isolated and alone, how Big Sur is functioning in a time of crisis

'Now it's about taking a very hard look at the economic impacts'

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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 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

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

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 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 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

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 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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Recent Articles

  1. Best Restaurants in Malibu

    Jul 19, 24 06:25 AM

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    Pacific Coast Highway Travel picks ten of the best restaurants in Malibu, including Californian, Greek, Cuban, steakhouse, and seafood choices.

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  2. Best Restaurants in Santa Monica

    Jul 17, 24 10:04 AM

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    Pacific Coast Highway Travel picks ten of the best restaurants in Santa Monica, including Californian, Asian, vegetarian, Italian, and seafood choices.

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  3. The 50 best beaches in Southern California

    Jul 16, 24 08:42 AM

    When you visit the 50 beaches from San Diego to Santa Barbara on The Times’ best beaches list, we want you to feel like you’re having one of those oh-so-California beach days.

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