Ultimate West Coast Road Trip on the California Coast

Our family just wrapped up an epic west coast road trip to California. If you’re planning your own Hwy 1 road trip, here’s a look at our itinerary!

Sites to See Along the Way: – Prairie Creek Redwood State Park – Avenue of the Giants – Drive Thru Tree in Leggett


Fort Bragg is known for Glass Beach, a small cove beach with small polished glass pebbles making up much of its coastline.

Fort Bragg, CA

Wine Country

Sites to See Along the Way: – Pennyroyal Farm in Boonville, CA for wine and cheese tasting – Healdsburg – Santa Rosa

There are plenty of things to do in San Francisco (including visiting Fisherman’s Wharf), one stop-over isn’t nearly enough time. If you have more time flexibility, consider staying two nights.

San Francisco


Sites to See Along the Way: – Half Moon Bay – Martinelli’s Cider Tasting in Watsonville – Cannery Row – 17-mile Pebble Beach Drive

Allow yourself time to walk along the boardwalk and beach and search for pretty rocks and sea glass along the coast. The Ranch also has fun yard games and fire pits, great for families!