California's PCH Trail: Road Trip Essentials

"Iconic Pacific Coast Highway road trip: San Diego to Washington highlights in a week or two, capturing stunning coastal landscapes.

Victoria Beach Pirate Tower: hidden gem, challenging hike, scenic pirate tower view, tide awareness

Los Angeles: entertainment hub, museums, nightlife, diverse attractions, potential traffic delays.

Santa Barbara: coastal and mountainous landscape, Lizard's Mouth hike, Channel Island National Park, scenic spots like Chromatic Gate and East Beach

San Simeon (Halfway Mark): Big Sur entrance, Hearst Castle, rugged coastline, artistic terraces, pools, and art collection

Bixby Creek Bridge: Iconic concrete arch bridge, Big Sur connector, sunrise photography tip, potential McWay Waterfalls pit stop

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve: a breath-taking state park, hiking, SCUBA diving, panoramic views, and the crown jewel of California's state parks.

Half Moon Bay: Charming coastal town, beautiful beaches, seafood, Poplar Beach, ideal for a San Francisco entry point.

San Francisco: walking tours, city exploration, a two-hour drive from Point Lobos, diverse cultural experiences

California Redwoods: Protected forests, home to towering Sequoia and Sequoadendron varieties,

Redwood National and State Parks, Jedediah Smith Redwoods, for remarkable redwood trees.