Pacific Coast Highway
Another iconic route that has gained a reputation as one of the best drives in the United States and has another route that has a famous song dedicated to it (this time by The Mamas and the Papas) is the legendary Pacific Coast Highway. Although it takes approximately 10 hours to traverse the 900 kilometers (600 miles) that hug the rugged Californian coastline, it’s highly recommended you take your sweet time.
Why? Because this road is considered to be one of the most beautifully scenic roads not just in America, but in the world. Plus, your trip along this amazing route will allow you to experience the best California has to offer with pioneer outposts, surfing villages, farm-fresh foods, local wine, roadside kitsch, Hollywood glitz, and bohemia.