Destination California: 7 Must-See Pacific Coast Highway Pit Stops

Whether you drive the entire west coast or only a section, this classic American road trip will take your breath away.

Photography courtesy Alex Weber.

Photography courtesy Alex Weber.

Redwood Highway

California may be famous for it’s golden coast, but it’s the towering redwoods that really cause jaws to drop.

Must do: Take the ‘Avenue of the Giants’ scenic detour, the old Hwy. 101, for a chance to see the enormous timber trunks up close. For an hour-and-a-half the narrow two-lane passageway weaves through the colossal redwoods. To get a sense just how big these trees are, pull over and try to wrap your arms around one. Don’t forget to take a photo.

Alex Weber