The famous California Pacific Coast Highway gives you some very breathtaking views. We took a short adventure up the coast from San Luis Obispo to Monterrey Bay. Great stops along the way include Hearst Castle, veiwing the Elephant Seals at Piedras Blancas especially in the winter, Big Sur, watching the sunset, Monterey Bay Aquarium and Whale watching in Monterey. Plan your trip in advance and have paper print outs. When we were there in 2010 & we couldn't load Google maps in Big Sur and missed numerous stops.
Beautiful California Coast
California Sunset while finishing up our whale watching adventure.