August 5, 2017

Sightseeing While Driving: Pacific Coast Highway
Sightseeing While Driving: Pacific Coast Highway

Having to drive across the US might sound like a bore, but one would be surprised to see how much entertainment lies ahead, and sightseeing while on the road can easily become everyone’s’ thing once tried.

Many famous landmarks, sights, and just generally interesting things to see while driving along long highways and roads, so we decided to research some of them and share our findings!

Sightseeing on the US Highway 1

One of the most scenic roads in the US has to be the Pacific Coast Highway after San Luis Obispo to Monterey. This stretch of Highway 1 hugs mountain slopes on one side and looks on the crystal clear beaches on the other.

You will pass trucks here from time to time, and we can only say that the line of sight the truck drivers get from up in the driver’s seat is priceless.

It is ideal for on-the-road sightseeing, but still, make sure to stop at a beach in Big Sur before continuing on the winding road. 

Careful on this road and check for road closure since heavy rains can cause obscured vision or even mudslides.

Sightseeing on the US-101

We might as well keep this edition of on-the-road sightseeing on the west coast.

Heading north through California towards the Oregon border on the US 101 takes you through some of California’s redwood forests, something truly worth seeing. You’ll see redwood trees shooting up into the sky and forests covered in ferns straight out of Jurassic Park.

Nearing Oregon, you’ll come across an interesting tourist attraction called Trees of Mystery. Paul Bunyan and his ox welcome you as you arrive, and after an entrance fee, you’re on your way to seeing some thrilling tree formations.

Sightseeing on the Sky Trail

The sky trail will take you up into the trees in an enclosed gondola where you’ll be able to walk around and see the sites, then ride the sky trail back, or hike down the steep wilderness trail. Make sure to watch out for bigfoot!

Stay tuned for more attractions and on-the-road sightseeing! Let us know if you want to share any landmarks you’ve been to with us!