Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Let's Go For A Ride Somewhere

My cousin, also known as my best friend, is my road trip companion.  We took our first road trip back in June 2012 & another in June of 2015.  We are planning yet another for the summer of 2017.  We have both always wanted to travel the Pacific Coast Highway & decided that that had to be our next adventure.  We thought about making it for this coming summer but decided we needed more time to plan, and more importantly, save.

The plan is to fly out of Minneapolis to Seattle & then rent a car.

Main stops along the way would include: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, & San Diego.

We would then fly out of San Diego back to Minneapolis.  As of right now I think we are planning on needing about 7 days.

The pinning has already begun!

**All photos are clickable**
**If any of you have driven the PCH & have any tips please share!**

Picture it: driving down the scenic California coast, in the awesome muscle car of your choice, windows (or top) down, blasting your favorite tunes… sounds like the perfect road trip, right?:
All-American Drive: Pacific Coast Highway
**Glass Beach & Swanton Berry Farm are 2 stops I definitely want to try to make**

Tips for a PCH Road Trip via @Wendy
Tips for a PCH Road Trip
**Without really putting any thought into it we had already decided to drive north to south**

7 Places You Have To Eat Along The Pacific Coast Highway #refinery29  Tri-Tip Sandwich At Sebastian's "This hefty sammie is the perfect vehicle for the oaky-smoky Santa Maria-style tri-tip for which this region of California is justifiable famed," Binns says.Sebastian's, 442 Slo San Simeon Road, San Simeon; 805-927-3307.:
7 Places You Have To Eat Along The Pacific Coast Highway
**BBQ Oysters definitely peaked my interest...I don't know that Becky will go for that though...maybe the Chocolate Filled Muffins...**

Road Trip! 10 Unbelievably Cool Spots Along Highway 1
Road Trip! 10 Unbelievably Cool Spots Along Highway 1
**Swanton Berry Farm made this list too so between that & the fact we love roadside stands means that'll be a stop for sure!** 

12 Best Restaurants on the Pacific Coast Highway:
12 Best Restaurants On The Pacific Coast Highway
**One of our goals is to find the best fish/shrimp tacos along the way.  I also really want some oysters so any of the seafood places would do really.  I love the look of The Galley Seafood Bar & Grille & the Reel Inn though!**

Travel Ideas and Destination Galleries:
18 Must-See Stops Along California's Legendary Pacific Coast Highway
**There are multiple stops on here that look cool, & hopefully we can get to a few of them, however I know we won't get to all of them with our time frame/budge so since Glass Beach also made this list, it's a spot we'll be checking out without a doubt!**

The Pacific Coast Highway, also known as Highway 1, is one of America's most popular drives. Here are ten delightfully weird places you'll want to stop on your California road trip.:
10 Oddball Things To Do Along Highway 1
**Bubblegum Alley & shopping in an Airsteam both sound really fun & exciting**


  1. How fun! I've never taken a REAL roadtrip but I've always wanted to!! Have so much fun, and be sure to blog about it!

  2. How fun. My husband and I love road trips! We are headed to San Francisco in April (not on a road trip), and went to Seattle in 2014. Feel free to check out my posts on my blog. I think I have 5 or so Seattle posts. :) This sounds like a SUPER FUN trip! I am itching to get to Oregon. XO - Alexandra

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  3. This trip definitely makes me jealous. I don't really have any good suggestions on places to stop because I'm not acquainted well enough with the west coast.

  4. Oh my goodness, we drove on the PCH from San Francisco to Big Sur, and it's some of the most stunning landscapes I've ever seen! Y'all are going to have a blast and get to see so much! Just be prepared to want to stop every few minutes to take more pictures!

  5. oh wow! so fun. i have never been but it sounds amazing. hurry up summer 2017!

  6. That sounds like an amazing trip! I've only been to San Francisco but those other cities are all on my wishlist for someday!

  7. Mmmmm, give me all the oysters! That will be such an amazing trip!

  8. I love a good road trip. This one sounds fabulous! We were considering doing this in 2017, but might do New Mexico instead.

  9. Love the road trips you girls go on! I've always wanted to do the Pacific Coast Highway, you're going to have a blast :-D