California’s Highway 1 is one of the most iconic routes in the world, stretching along world famous beaches, cities, and wineries. In my previous post, I detailed the first four of the must-see stops along Highway 1. With a rental car from Greenleaf Rent A Car, we’ll help you complete your journey in comfort. Check out these remaining must-see stops along Highway 1. 

Rental Car Highway 1 Roadtrip

1. Big Sur

After departing from San Luis Obispo, head north for a glimpse of the most famous scenic overlooks in California: Big Sur. This region is comprised of 90 miles of redwoods and water. The allure here is the simple beauty of nature. There are plenty of scenic overlooks and trails that provide great views of the coastline, cliffs, rocky crags, and coves.

2. Monterey and Carmel

The Monterey Peninsula is a romantic oasis surrounded by the sea. While there, rent a bike and cruise down 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach for views of coastal cliffs, white beaches, giant redwoods, and famous golf courses. Just south of Monterey, enjoy some great hiking, dining, and shopping in Carmel.

3. Santa Cruz

For some classic California beach vibes, be sure to stop in Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz is a family-friendly surf town that everyone will love. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk offers traditional carnival attractions for the whole family, while downtown Santa Cruz boasts great shopping and dining. Did I mention Santa Cruz is the birthplace of modern-day surfing? Clearly, you have to catch a wave while you’re there.

4. San Francisco

Your trip on Highway 1 ends in San Francisco. Take a bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy all of the culture the city has to offer; there is an abundance of museums and parks to explore. With fine dining, shopping, and wineries at every turn, you will find yourself in love with this amazing city.

Greenleaf Rent A Car

Traveling up Highway 1 is the opportunity of a lifetime. At Greenleaf Rent A Car, we want you to make the most of your trip. This is why we offer affordable, environmentally-friendly rental cars at competitive prices. We offer car, van, truck, and SUV rentals to accommodate every type of traveler. To rent a car in Carlsbad, Escondido, or Temecula, call us at (760) 547-2228 or make an online reservation today.

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