The California coast was made for unforgettable road trips, great love, and golden memories. We love our home state of California and we’re always amazed that no matter how many road trips we take and how much of the state that we think we’ve seen, there are always endless adventures for us waiting around every beautiful twist and turn. We’ve been vacationing on the Central and Northern coasts of California since we met 9 years ago. We’ve always been enamored with the rugged, romantic coastline, the delicious dining, the endless adventures, and the charming central coast California towns. We headed back up highway 1 and the California coast for a long weekend getaway to some of our favorite towns: Carmel-by-the-Sea, Half Moon Bay, and Sausalito, California. Here are our recommendations for a long weekend California road trip getaway to the central and north coast of California.
This trip was sponsored by Visit California. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely our own.
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