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5 spots you cannot miss on Highway 1,CA

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Weโ€™ve all seen the MUSTs of California H1, these points are not on your typical list, but they definitely make for great sceneries and epic picture spots.
These are the 5 spots you cannot miss on Highway 1,CA

1. Pacific Groove & 17 mile drive – this is the most beautiful drive in the whole entire coast you can literally stop 100 times and still want more. Itโ€™s truly pretty and so worth the mini detour .
2. Madonna Inn -this iconic 1958 hotel was built by lovely couple Alex and Phyllis ,with a tacky Swiss alp meets Hollywood type of feel . Each room is unique and If you stay two nights definitely change rooms to get a better experience and check out other artwork.
3. Michael Jasckons Neverland- While this is not open to the public, its definitely worth checking at least the entry way ๐Ÿ˜› the drive there is breathtaking ,you can leave little notes by the front gate for the late King of Pop
4. Monarch Butterly at Pismo Beach- this stop is quite cool if you’re lucky with nice weather ,theres millions of butterflies migrating here during the cold winter days. When we went they were all tucked away sleeping on top of the trees so we didnโ€™t really see many :S
5. Carmel by the Sea – this quaint little town is what fairytale movies are made off. The architecture is just mesmerizing and you can find all these quirky little things that you donโ€™t see anywhere else. Too charming to miss <3


  1. We road-tripped around California for our honeymoon – loved Carmel with their picturesque gingerbread houses!

    • Right? It’s so pretty

  2. These places look amazing and so do your pictures! I may just have to take a trip. Thanks for sharing!

    • Definitely worth the trip ๐Ÿ™‚ glad you enjoyed this post

  3. Beautiful photos, amazing list. Can’t believe I haven’t been to any of these places yet!

    • Totally add it to your list of places, so worth it ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Melissa Melissa

    What a great list. I’m always wondering where everyone gets those amazing shots that they post on instagram! Thanks!

    • I’m so glad you like it, definitely one og those super instagramable locTions

  5. I love the Madonna Inn photos. I’ll have to stop by there when I do a Highway 1 road trip.

    • Ah Madonna Inn is definitely a must,

  6. Great options, I’ll definitely add them to my list. Planning a trip up the 1 soon ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I’m really happy to hear that, you’re gonna have so much fun there ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป

  7. Such fun photos and little recap of some great spots along Highway 1! I’m from Monterey, so seeing what people enjoy the most is always fun for me!

    • Sierra omg that means so much coming from a local , I had the Best seafood pasta in Monterey <3

  8. Sienna Sienna

    Lovely photos! I’m def in the mood for a trip out west now!

    • Sienna thanks a lot darling, the west is always a good idea ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. I’ve never been to California but I’d love to someday – thanks for sharing all these must-see places. I love your photos too.


    • Thank you so much Lauren ,so happy to hear that <3 hope you can make your way to Cali soon

  10. Great photos!! We will be heading to Cali the end of this year so these will definitely come in handy!

    • Have fun Cori ,Cali is really pretty around that time a year

  11. This looks like a great adventure and you pictures are amazing cc

    • Aww thanks Nicki <3 means a lot

  12. Oh, i was there last year in summer. This makes me miss it! Your blog is beautiful and I love your photos!
    Chantal |

    • Thanks a lot darling I’m so happy to hear that <3

  13. These all sound wonderful, I will be adding these to my travel bucket list! Especially Carmel by the Sea, that place sounds enchanting!

    • OMG Laura so true Carmel By the Sea is a MUST

  14. These look like such awesome places to stop at!!!

    • Lindsey I’m happy you think so ,they’re definitely are worth checking ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. All of these places are just so amazing!! It makes me wanna go on a road trip!!

    • aww thanks love <3 happyto hear you like them<3

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