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Highway 1 Self-Driving Audio Tour (Pacific Coast Highway)

Welcome to the GPS-enabled driving tour of California’s famous Highway 1, the Pacific Coast Highway! This self-guided audio tour stretches between San Francisco and Los Angeles, one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world! This self-guided audio tour allows you to explore Highway 1 with maximum flexibility and value.

Recommended: Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together!

Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. Start at the first stop and follow the instructions! Stick to our route for the best experience.

This tour doesn’t include entrance to attractions along the route. Check pandemic rules before your visit.

No expiration — the tour is available from the minute you book until forever!

per adult from

$19

AUD

Duration

10 to 13 hours

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  • What's included :
    • GPS Map
    • Audios and Text
    • Online Support
    What's excluded :
    • Admission to Paid Attractions
    • Entry/Admission - Gray Whale Cove State Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Mavericks Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Bean Hollow State Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Butano State Park
    • Entry/Admission - Big Basin Redwoods State Park
    • Entry/Admission - Ano Nuevo State Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Shark Fin Cove
    • Entry/Admission - Coast Dairies State Park
    • Entry/Admission - Santa Cruz Wharf
    • Entry/Admission - Mystery Spot
    • Entry/Admission - Rio Del Mar State Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Sunset State Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Monterey Bay
    • Entry/Admission - Carmel Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Pacific Coast Highway
    • Entry/Admission - Garrapata State Park
    • Entry/Admission - Point Sur State Historic Park
    • Entry/Admission - Andrew Molera State Park
    • Entry/Admission - Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge
    • Entry/Admission - Pfeiffer Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Grimes Point Scenic Overlook
    • Entry/Admission - Seal Beach Scenic Overlook
    • Entry/Admission - Partington Cove
    • Entry/Admission - McWay Falls
    • Entry/Admission - Big Creek Bridge
    • Entry/Admission - Big Creek Cove Vista Point
    • Entry/Admission - Limekiln State Park
    • Entry/Admission - Jade Cove
    • Entry/Admission - Nathaniel Owings Memorial Redwood Grove
    • Entry/Admission - Ragged Point
    • Entry/Admission - Ragged Point Inn
    • Entry/Admission - Piedras Blancas Light Station
    • Entry/Admission - Elephant Seal Vista Point
    • Entry/Admission - Hearst Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Nitt Witt Ridge
    • Entry/Admission - Bubblegum Alley
    • Entry/Admission - Irish Hills Natural Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Dinosaur Caves Park
    • Entry/Admission - Monarch Butterfly Grove
    • Entry/Admission - Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve
    • Entry/Admission - The Murals of Lompoc
    • Entry/Admission - Lompoc Wine Ghetto
    • Entry/Admission - Jalama Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Arroyo Hondo Vista Point
    • Entry/Admission - Refugio State Park and Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Goleta Butterfly Grove
    • Entry/Admission - Thousand Steps Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Carpinteria State Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Rincon Beach Park
    • Entry/Admission - Point Mugu State Park
    • Entry/Admission - Sycamore Cove Beach
    • Entry/Admission - El Matador State Beach
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Pacifica, Pacifica, California

    This area was explored in 1769 by Gaspar de Portolá of Spain, who also mapped the entire San Francisco Bay area. But the actual city of Pacifica wasn’t incorporated until 1957, almost 200 years later.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Pedro Point, Pacifica, CA 94044, USA

    The point is named for that rock farther offshore. That’s San Pedro Rock, and more adventurous sorts sometimes hike out there--but only during low tide.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Gray Whale Cove State Beach, Highway 1, Half Moon Bay, CA

    Gray Whale Cove State Beach is a California State Park between Pacifica, California, and Montara, California, by Highway 1 and approximately 18 miles south of San Francisco. It features a sheltered cove surrounded by abrupt cliffs, with trails connecting to nearby Montara Mountain and McNee Ranch State Park.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Montara, Montara, California

    Montara is a census-designated place in San Mateo County, California, United States. The population was 2,909 at the 2010 census. Nearby communities include Moss Beach and Princeton-by-the-Sea.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Mavericks Beach, Pillar Point, Princeton-by-the-Sea, Calif., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, USA

    Mavericks is a surfing location in northern California outside Pillar Point Harbor, just north of the town of Half Moon Bay at the village of Princeton-by-the-Sea. After a strong winter storm in the northern Pacific Ocean, waves can routinely crest at over 8 m and top out at over 18 m.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Half Moon Bay, Half Moon Bay, California

    Half Moon Bay is a small city on the California coast, south of San Francisco. A string of beaches along the bay includes Half Moon Bay State Beach. The Coastside Trail leads north to Pillar Point, near the huge waves of the Mavericks surf spot. Nearby, Montara Mountain rises in the protected Rancho Corral de Tierra area. The Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve is on the slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bean Hollow State Beach, 11000 Cabrillo Hwy, Pescadero, CA 94060-9763

    Bean Hollow State Beach is a beach in the state park system of California, USA. It is located in San Mateo County near Pescadero. The beach offers fishing, picnicking and beachcombing. Visitors can explore tide pools with anemones, crab, sea urchins and other marine inhabitants.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Pigeon Point Rd, Pescadero, CA 94060, USA

    Pigeon Point Light Station or Pigeon Point Lighthouse is a lighthouse built in 1871 to guide ships on the Pacific coast of California. It is the tallest lighthouse on the West Coast of the United States. It is still an active Coast Guard aid to navigation.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Butano State Park, Cloverdale Road, Pescadero, CA

    Butano State Park is a state park of California, USA, showcasing the secluded redwood-filled canyon of Little Butano Creek, a tributary of Butano Creek in the Pescadero Creek watershed. Located in San Mateo County near Pescadero, the 4,728-acre park was established in 1956.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006-9063

    Big Basin Redwoods State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of California, located in Santa Cruz County, about 36 km northwest of Santa Cruz.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Ano Nuevo State Reserve, New Years Creek Road, Pescadero, CA

    Año Nuevo State Park is a state park of California, USA, encompassing Año Nuevo Island and Año Nuevo Point, which are known for their pinniped rookeries. Located in San Mateo County, the low, rocky, windswept point juts out into the Pacific Ocean about 55 miles south of San Francisco and the Golden Gate.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Davenport, Davenport, California

    Davenport is a census-designated place in Santa Cruz County, California. Davenport sits at an elevation of 259 feet. The 2010 United States census reported Davenport's population was 408.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Shark Fin Cove, Cabrillo Hwy, Davenport, CA 95017

    A massive rock stands guard over a small cove full of geologic wonders just up the coast from Santa Cruz, only 0.7 miles south of the town of Davenport.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Coast Dairies State Park, Cabrillo Highway, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    Coast Dairies is a state park and BLM public land in Santa Cruz County, California, near the city of Davenport. Wilder Ranch State Park is south of the park. The new public lands protect a seven-mile stretch of coastline and about 7,000 acres of prime coastal lands.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California

    Santa Cruz is a city on central California’s coast. Its long wharf, with eateries and shops, stretches into Monterey Bay. Nearby, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s vintage rides include the 1911 Looff Carousel and the Giant Dipper roller coaster. Downtown, Pacific Avenue has vintage clothing stores, cafes and galleries. Along West Cliff Drive, Natural Bridges State Beach is known for its bridge-shaped rock formation.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5459

    The Santa Cruz Wharf is a wharf in Santa Cruz, California, United States, known for fishing, boat tours, viewing sea lions, dining, nightlife and gift shops. The current wharf was built in 1914, the last of six built on the site, and is operated by the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Office.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: 465 Mystery Spot Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95065-9658

    The Mystery Spot is a tourist attraction near Santa Cruz, California, opened in 1939 by George Prather. Visitors experience demonstrations that appear to defy gravity, on the short but steep uphill walk and inside a wooden building on the site.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Rio Del Mar State Beach, Beach Dr, Aptos, CA 95003

    This bayfront strip of family-friendly sandy beach features ample parking & nearby eateries & shops.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Sunset State Beach, 201 Sunset Beach Rd 16mi South of Santa Cruz Via Highway 1 and San Andreas Road, Watsonville, CA 95076-8597

    Sunset State Beach is a park and beach on Monterey Bay, in Santa Cruz County, California. It is operated by the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, CA

    The Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is a nature reserve that is located at 1700 Elkhorn Road in Watsonville, California. The reserve encompasses the central shore of Monterey Bay and is approximately 100 miles south of San Francisco, California.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Monterey Bay, Monterey, CA

    Monterey Bay is a bay of the Pacific Ocean located on the coast of the U.S. state of California. The bay is south of the major cities of San Francisco and San Jose. The county-seat city of Santa Cruz is located at the north end of the bay. The city of Monterey is on the Monterey Peninsula at the south end.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Monterey, Monterey, Monterey County, California

    Monterey is a city on California’s rugged central coast. Its Cannery Row, one-time center of the sardine-packing industry, was immortalized by novelist John Steinbeck. Today, it's a popular strip of gift shops, seafood restaurants and bars in converted factories. Also famous is Monterey Bay Aquarium, with thousands of marine animals and plants on display in underwater and interactive exhibits.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA

    Carmel-by-the-Sea is a small beach city on California's Monterey Peninsula. It's known for the museums and library of the historic Carmel Mission, and the fairytale cottages and galleries of its village-like center. The Scenic Bluff Path runs from surf spot Carmel Beach to bird-rich Carmel River State Beach, with a scuba entry point. South lie the sea animals and whaling museum of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Big Sur, Big Sur, California

    Big Sur is a rugged stretch of California’s central coast between Carmel and San Simeon. Bordered to the east by the Santa Lucia Mountains and the west by the Pacific Ocean, it’s traversed by narrow, 2-lane State Route 1, known for winding turns, seaside cliffs and views of the often-misty coastline. The sparsely populated region has numerous state parks for hiking, camping and beachcombing.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Carmel Beach, Carmel, CA 93921

    Curving white sandy beach backed by cypress trees known for surfing, dog walking & sunsets.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, 62 CA-1, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA

    The scenic coastal area features a variety of sea animals & wildlife, hiking, diving & a whaling museum.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Pacific Coast Highway, 147161, CA

    State Route 1 is a major north-south state highway that runs along most of the Pacific coastline of the U.S. state of California. At a total of just over 656 miles, it is the longest state route in California.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Garrapata State Park, Highway 1, 6.7 miles south of Rio Road Highway 1, 6.7 miles south of Rio Road in Carmel, Carmel, CA 93923

    Garrapata State Park is a state park of California, USA, located on Highway 1 6.7 miles south of Carmel and 18 miles north of Big Sur on the Monterey coast. It is marked only with one sign on the west side of the road. Numbered turnouts mark each parking area. The 2,939-acre park was established in 1979.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bixby Creek Bridge, California 93940, USA

    Bixby Creek Bridge, also known as Bixby Canyon Bridge, on the Big Sur coast of California, is one of the most photographed bridges in California due to its aesthetic design, "graceful architecture and magnificent setting". It is a reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch bridge.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Point Sur State Historic Park, Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93940

    Point Sur State Historic Park is a California State Park on the Big Sur coastline of Monterey County, California, United States, 19 miles south of Rio Road in Carmel. The 1889 Point Sur Lighthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Andrew Molera State Park, Cabrillo Hwy, Big Sur, CA 93920

    Andrew Molera State Park is a relatively undeveloped state park on the Big Sur coast of California, United States, preserving land as requested by former owner Frances Molera.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920, USA

    Beginning in early January 2017, a landslide due to heavy rainfall punished Pfeiffer Canyon in Monterey County, Calif. By mid-February, the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on Highway 1, which was built in 1968, was determined by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to be beyond repair and in need of replacement.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Pfeiffer Beach, Sycamore Canyon Road, Big Sur, CA 93920

    Pfeiffer Beach in the Big Sur area is definitely off the beaten path, but well worth the drive. Just south of Big Sur Station on Highway 1 is unsigned Sycamore Canyon Road which winds its way down to the shore. The two-mile-long road is paved, but it is twisty and narrow so RVs and trailers are not allowed (look for the yellow “Narrow Road” sign at the turn-off).

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Grimes Point Scenic Overlook, 49654-49938 Cabrillo Hwy, Big Sur, CA 93920

    Grimes Point Scenic Overlook is got one of the best views of the Big Sur coastline. It's easy to see what brings people to a place like Big Sur, even as remote as it is.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Seal Beach Scenic Overlook, 49654-49938 Cabrillo Hwy, Big Sur, CA 93920

    Check out the overlook just short ways down the road. This overlook is the aptly named Seal Beach overlook. If you haven'™t already guessed, you'™re likely to find seals on the rocks below that one!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Partington Cove, Big Sur, CA

    Partington Cove is a remote rocky cove below Partington Point in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. It has separate access with shoulder parking spaces along Highway 1 north of the main state park entrance.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: McWay Falls, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur, CA 93920

    McWay Falls is an 80-foot-tall waterfall on the coast of Big Sur in central California that flows year-round from McWay Creek in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, about 37 miles south of Carmel, into the Pacific Ocean. During high tide, it is a tidefall. The only other tidefall in California is Alamere Falls.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Big Creek Bridge, Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA 93920

    The Big Creek Bridge is a 589-foot-long, open-spandrel, concrete deck arch bridge located on the southern portion of the Big Sur coast of California, along State Route 1 near Lucia. Opened for traffic in 1938, it crosses Big Creek Canyon on this scenic, mountainous coast.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Big Creek Cove Vista Point, 59601-59627 Cabrillo Hwy,, Big Sur, CA 93920

    Big Creek Cove Beach is under the Big Creek Bridge on Highway 1 along the Big Sur Coast. Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve is the land area adjacent to the creek and the California marine protected areas named Big Creek State Marine Reserve and Big Creek State Conservation Area.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Limekiln State Park, Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920

    Limekiln State Park is a state park of California, United States, on the Big Sur coast. It contains four lime kilns from an 1887–1890 lime-calcining operation, plus a beach, redwood forest, and 100-foot Limekiln Falls. It is located 2 miles south of Lucia on State Route 1. The 711-acre park was established in 1994.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Pitkins Curve Bridge, California 93920, USA

    See that strange-looking structure covering the road up ahead? That'™s the Rain Rocks Rock Shed. What'™s it there for, you ask? Well to keep the rocks off of course!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Jade Cove, Highway 1, San Simeon, CA 93920

    Jade Cove is located in the Big Sur region on the California coast. A steep trail leads down to a beach where nephrite jade can be found. The cove lies two miles south of Sand Dollar Beach, and just over three miles north of Gorda, California. It is a day-use site that is also a designated Hang Glider landing site.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Nathaniel Owings Memorial Redwood Grove, 74896 Cabrillo Hwy, Big Sur, CA 93920, USA

    Nathaniel Owens Memorial Redwood Grove, one of the largest redwood stands for miles. Did you know that the coastal redwood is the tallest living thing on the planet? It's true! These behemoths can grow to around 350 feet, which is as tall as a 35-story building!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Ragged Point, 19019 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93452-9751

    The stretch of highway between San Simeon and Ragged Point is some of the most picturesque in the world. The roadway follows where the majestic Santa Lucia Mountains meet the Pacific Ocean, with jaw-dropping views around every twist and turn. As you drive, plenty of turnoffs offer moments for taking in the region’s grandeur. As you drive to Ragged Point, you will feel like a star in your own private car commercial on Highway 1.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Ragged Point Inn, 18091 CA-1, San Simeon, CA 93452, USA

    The Inn is a little orange building with the eaves hanging over its windows. It's a cute place to stop for a bite to eat and has a cute history as well. It was founded by Wiley and Mildred Ramey back in the 1950s.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Piedras Blancas Light Station, 15950 Cabrillo Highway, San Simeon, CA 93452

    Piedras Blancas Light Station is located at Point Piedras Blancas, about 5.5 miles west by northwest of San Simeon, California. It was added to the California Coastal National Monument in 2017.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Elephant Seal Vista Point, 3 Miles North of San Simeon, San Simeon, CA 93452

    The largest seal in the northern hemisphere, the Northern Elephant Seal migrates to the rookery, twice each year. While offshore, the elephant seal spends eight to ten months diving up to 5,800 feet deep for up to two hours. The remaining months of the year, they mate, birth, molt, and rest onshore between trips.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: 750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740

    Hearst Castle, San Simeon, is a National Historic Landmark and California Historical Landmark located on the Central Coast of California in the United States. Conceived by William Randolph Hearst, the publishing tycoon, and his architect Julia Morgan, it was built between 1919 and 1947.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Moonstone Beach Drive, Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428, USA

    Turn at the intersection up ahead to land yourself on Moonstone Beach Drive, a beautiful detour along Moonstone Beach. Don't worry, you'll be able to get back on the highway easily enough

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Nitt Witt Ridge, 881 Hillcrest Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-2801

    Nitt Witt Ridge is a house on two and a half acres in Cambria, California, United States. Artist/recluse Arthur "Art" Harold Beal bought his hillside lot in 1928 and spent most of the next 50 years carving out the terraces with only a pick and shovel, creating his own "castle on a hill".

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Harmony, Harmony, San Luis Obispo County, California

    Harmony is an unincorporated community located in San Luis Obispo County, California. It is home to the former Harmony Valley Creamery, a dairy cooperative that closed in 1955.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Cayucos, Cayucos, San Luis Obispo County, California

    Cayucos is a census-designated place located on the coast in San Luis Obispo County, California along California State Route 1 between Cambria to the north and Morro Bay to the south.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Morro Bay, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County, California

    Morro Bay is a coastal city in California. It's known for Morro Rock, an ancient volcanic mound at the end of Morro Rock Beach. The rock sits within Morro Bay State Park, home to lagoons, trails, and a bird-rich saltwater marsh. Morro Bay State Park’s Museum of Natural History features exhibits on ecology and local Native American culture. Trails lead up Black Hill for views over the city and Morro Bay.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California

    San Luis Obispo is a city in California’s Central Coast region. On Mission Plaza, the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is a 1700s Spanish mission with a museum. Nearby, pieces of chewed gum cover the walls of Bubblegum Alley. Vendors selling produce, flowers and food take over Higuera Street for the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market. The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art focuses on work by contemporary California artists.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bubblegum Alley, 735 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3512

    Bubblegum Alley is a tourist attraction in downtown San Luis Obispo, California, known for its accumulation of used bubble gum on the walls of an alley. It is a 15-foot high and 70-foot long alley lined with chewed gum left by passers-by.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Irish Hills Natural Reserve, Prefumo Canyon Rd &, Isabella Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, USA

    The large natural area featuring diverse habitats & 8+ miles of trails for hiking & mountain biking.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Avila Beach, Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo County, California

    Avila Beach is an unincorporated community in San Luis Obispo County, California.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Dinosaur Caves Park, 2701 Price St Corner of Cliff Street and Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449

    A grassy lawn, playground & walking trails mark this 11-acre park situated atop oceanfront bluffs.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Pismo Beach, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo County, California

    Pismo Beach is a city on California's Central Coast. It's known for its wineries and many beaches. The Monarch Butterfly Grove shelters monarch butterflies that migrate to Pismo State Beach in the cooler months. Atop a rugged bluff, Dinosaur Caves Park has trails with ocean views and a playground. Other green spaces include Chumash Park, with its wetlands, and Margo Dodd Park, on a bluff.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Monarch Butterfly Grove, State Hwy 1, Pismo Beach, CA

    Eucalyptus tree-filled grove with thousands of monarch butteries in late October through February.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Guadalupe, Guadalupe, California

    Guadalupe is a small city located in Santa Barbara County, California. According to the U.S. Census of 2010, the city has a population of 7,080. Guadalupe is economically and socially tied to the city of Santa Maria, which is about ten miles to the east.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve, West Main Street, Guadalupe, CA 93434

    Just south of Guadalupe, CA lies an extraordinary and unique nature preserve. Featuring towering 550 foot high dunes-the tallest on the west coast and the Santa Maria River Estuary, not only is this park beautiful but it is also ecologically significant. AKA Main Street Beach or Guadalupe Beach, Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve is a great place to surf, fish, hike, take photos, view wildlife, and simply enjoy nature.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Murals of Lompoc, South of Ocean Avenue Clustered near H Street, Lompoc, CA 93436-6700

    Lompoc Murals are one of the city’s top attractions, depicting scenes of Lompoc’s heritage, flower industry, historic sights, ethnic diversity, scenic beauty, and more. Most of the murals are curated by the Lompoc Mural Society, a local non-profit dedicated to revitalizing the historic old town and the valley’s economy through cultural tourism, and using art as a tool to help build bridges across barriers between ethnic and cultural groups.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Lompoc Wine Ghetto, 200 North 9th Street, Lompoc, CA 93436

    The Lompoc Wine Ghetto is a unique collection of wineries, tasting rooms, and production facilities located off Pacific Coast Highway 1 and 12th Street. The Wine Ghetto has about 20 boutique tasting rooms to choose from - most are open Fridays - Sundays, but some are open Thursdays and Mondays, too!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Jalama Beach Road, Lompoc, CA 93436

    Land near Jalama Creek was once a Chumash Indian settlement named "Halama". In 1943, 23.5 acres of privately owned land was donated to the County of Santa Barbara from the Atlantic Richfield Oil Company, and thus, our park was formed. Jalama Beach is a respite from typically bustling seaside parks, yet offers many conveniences. Groceries, personal care sundries, firewood, fishing bait and tackle, ice, beer and wine may be purchased at the Jalama Store. Other services include mailing, facsimile, and video rentals. The store and its popular Grill are open daily from 8:00 am.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Arroyo Hondo Vista Point, 15550 El Camino Real, Goleta, CA 93117

    The bridge was built in 1918. It was the first complex bridge built by the California Highway Commission, the agency prior to Caltrans, and not by an outside construction firm. It served both directions of US 101 until 1950 when the highway was expanded, then it was reserved for southbound traffic. It was bypassed in 1984, but Caltrans wisely recognized its historical value and left it in place. It now serves as a scenic overlook.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Refugio State Park and Beach, Goleta, CA

    Refugio State Beach offers excellent coastal fishing as well as trails and picnic sites. Palm trees planted near Refugio Creek give a distinctive look to the beach and camping area. Lifeguards patrol the beach year around while lifeguard towers are only staffed roughly from Memorial Day weekend through Labor day weekend. Beach wheelchairs are available for use by the public at no cost. With this specially designed chair, wheelchair users may access the beach at several locations. Contact a ranger or lifeguard for additional information.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Goleta Butterfly Grove, 7701 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-2423

    Monarch butterflies migrate to Goleta each November through February and this amazing sight is best viewed at the Goleta Butterfly Grove. The site is open sunrise to sunset with no admission fee, but the City of Goleta does accept donations to support the Monarch Butterfly Docent Program. The grove is adjacent to the Sperling Preserve on the Ellwood Mesa. The Ellwood Mesa open space includes 137 acres of natural terrain with designated trails and beach access. There is a portable restroom located at the parking lot.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California

    Santa Barbara is a city on the central California coast, with the Santa Ynez Mountains as dramatic backdrop. Downtown, Mediterranean-style white stucco buildings with red-tile roofs reflect the city’s Spanish colonial heritage. Upscale boutiques and restaurants offering local wines and seasonal fare line State Street. On a nearby hill, Mission Santa Barbara, founded in 1786, houses Franciscan friars and a museum.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Thousand Steps Beach, 1429 Shoreline Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2070

    Thousand Steps Beach is one of the largest beaches in South Laguna Beach, CA. It’s a wide sandy beach with volleyball courts, restrooms, and tide pools and caves to discover. There is a large cave at the south end of Thousand Steps Beach that you can enter when the tide is out and the entrance is exposed.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Carpinteria State Beach, Carpinteria, CA 93013

    Carpinteria State Beach is an excellent white sand beach right in the city of Carpinteria. The state beach starts at Linden Avenue and continues south to Tar Pits Beach at the south end of the park. In between these endpoints are several campgrounds with over 200 camping spots.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Rincon Beach Park, Santa Barbara, CA 93013

    Rincon is a surf spot located at the Ventura and Santa Barbara County line in Southern California, USA. Also known as the "Queen of the Coast", Rincon is one of the most famous surf spots in California, known around the world for its well-formed waves and long rides.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Faria Beach, CA 93001, USA

    Faria, also known as Faria Beach, is an unincorporated community in Ventura County, California, United States. Faria runs 1.32 miles along the ocean side of California State Route 1 9 miles northwest of Ventura between Ventura and Carpinteria.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Ventura, Ventura, California

    Ventura is a California coastal city, northwest of Los Angeles. It’s known for its beaches, like San Buenaventura State Beach, with long, wooden Ventura Pier. Surfer's Point is popular for surfing and windsurfing. Landmarks on downtown’s Main Street include the Mission San Buenaventura, with its 1809 church. Boats depart Ventura Harbor for Channel Islands National Park, a habitat for rare island foxes and scrub jays.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Point Mugu State Park, 9000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Point Mugu, CA 90265-2000

    Point Mugu State Park, located in the Santa Monica Mountains, features five miles of ocean shoreline with rocky bluffs, sandy beaches, sand dunes, rugged hills and uplands, two major river canyons and wide grassy valleys dotted with sycamores, oaks and a few native walnuts. There are more than 70 miles of hiking trails. The beach also features swimming, body surfing and surf fishing. The park includes the jagged pinnacles of the Boney Mountains State Wilderness Area.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Sycamore Cove Beach, 9000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-2000

    Sycamore Cove Beach is a day-use area in Point Mugu State Park in southern Ventura County. The beach in Sycamore Cove is excellent, but the biggest draw to this spot is probably the adjacent large campground with an extensive hiking trail network.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: El Matador State Beach, 32215 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-2529

    El Matador Beach is one of three beaches within Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach. El Matador is the most popular of the three and the closest to Malibu. The parking lots for each beach are well-signed along Pacific Coast Highway in western Malibu.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Point Dume, Malibu, CA 90265, USA

    Point Dume is a promontory on the coast of Malibu, California that juts out into the Pacific Ocean. The point, a long bluff, forms the northern end of the Santa Monica Bay. Point Dume Natural Area affords a vista of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and Santa Catalina Island. Zuma Beach lies to its immediate northwest.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Malibu, Malibu, California

    Malibu is a city west of Los Angeles, California. It’s known for its celebrity homes and beaches, including wide and sandy Zuma Beach. To the east is Malibu Lagoon State Beach, known as Surfrider Beach for its waves. Nearby is the Spanish Revival–style Adamson House, with local history displays in its Malibu Lagoon Museum. Inland, trails weave through canyons, waterfalls, and grasslands in the Santa Monica Mountains.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Santa Monica, Santa Monica, California

    Santa Monica is a coastal city west of downtown Los Angeles. Santa Monica Beach is fringed by Palisades Park, with views over the Pacific Ocean. Santa Monica Pier is home to the Pacific Park amusement park, historic Looff Hippodrome Carousel and Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. Next to the pier is Muscle Beach, an outdoor gym established in the 1930s. In the city center, Bergamot Station houses several art galleries.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    522 Clarinada Ave, Daly City, CA 94015, USA
    Departure Time :
    6/10/2020 - 8/1/2022
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    108 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Audio

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

1

Organised by SpectrumXP

Activity ID: V-259428P7

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