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California’s Pacific Coast Highway is road trip nirvana. Winding along the Golden State’s coast, the famously scenic route boasts some of the best places to visit in California, including inspiring vistas, fun diversions, and destination-worthy restaurants in California. From the sunny beaches of Southern California to a famous seaside coaster in Santa Cruz, you’ll find countless destinations to fill your coastal itinerary. Plus, with mealtime options including waterfront lobster rolls and a steakhouse with dazzling pink interiors, there’s plenty to fill your belly as well as your Instagram feed. Listed in geographic order from south to north, here are the best stops along the P.C.H.
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