Chat Plus: Must-See Sights on Road Trip From Los Angeles to San Francisco
During our online chat (most Mondays at 2 p.m.), you ask and we answer your travel questions -- mostly. Here's one we couldn't get to last week.
My husband and I are going to California and want to drive up the coast from L.A. to San Francisco. Any suggestions for don't-miss things en route?
To do justice to this jaw-dropping drive, take Route 1 and allow at least two days. So much to see and do, but a few musts: the gorgeous Mediterranean-style city of Santa Barbara, tucked between mountains and ocean; the funky town of Cambria for cafes and galleries; San Simeon, William Randolph Hearst's sumptuous retreat; Big Sur for its stunning natural beauty; Monterey Bay for the aquarium and wild elephant seals; and, for sheer fun, the Santa Cruz boardwalk.