The Pacific Coast Highway

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State Route 1 or Highway 1. Like the name describes, it runs along the Pacific coast in California. It's considered the “All-American Road” stretching from the sunny beaches of California to the shade of the rocky cliffs. Burn some CDs and go on a road trip to see our #97 AbsoluteVisit.
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Astoria Shipwreck
#1 Pacific Coast Hwy Photo - Karen Powers
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Tillamook Bay
#2 Pacific Coast Hwy Photo - Karen Powers
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Big Sur
#3 Pacific Coast Hwy Photo - Karen Powers
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Pacific Coast Highway Bixby Creek Bridge
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Pacific Coast Highway McWay Rocks
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  • Also known as California Highway 1, the Pacific Coast Highway is one of America’s most beautiful scenic drives and stretches 485 miles (780 km) along the coast of California, and while it is not the fastest way to travel between its cities, it is certainly worth the extra time.

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Astoria Shipwreck
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Tillamook Bay
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Big Sur
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Big Sur


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