17 Spots to Hit on the Ultimate California Road Trip

As the most populous state in the U.S., California offers visitors a lot more than just Disneyland and the Hollywood sign. Many of California’s most incredible spots fall along its 800+ mile long coast, facing the majestic Pacific Ocean. Luckily for us, much of this coastline is hugged closely by the fabled California State Route 1, also known as the Pacific Coast Highway, creating a superb setting for the Ultimate California Road Trip.

While there are hundreds of sites you could see and dozens of routes you can take on your own California Road Trip, here are 17 of our favorite California Road Trip destinations to see this summer along California’s beautiful coast:

1. McWay Falls at the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park near Monterey, California

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Lazy Morning Cafes and Bakeries

Roll out of bed, grab your paper and let the delicious aromas of freshly baked breads, pastries and tarts kick off your day. No hurries here, just a warm cup of coffee and a friendly good morning from the locals at these Trover picked cafes and bakeries. Just remember to change out of your pajamas.

Toby’s Estate Coffee, New York City

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Mike’s Pastry, Boston, Massachusetts

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Daily Dose Cafe, Los Angeles, California

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Angelina, Paris, France

 

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Lavish Habit, London, England

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