Highway One Drives

Take in the expansive vistas of the rugged coast from the comfort of your car.

Here are our favorite California coastal drive stops to spot along the way.

old wooden fort in a empty field

Fort Ross

For breathtaking ocean vistas, drive up the coast to the settlement of Fort Ross, established in 1812 by the Russian-American Company as a vital trading outpost for their Alaskan operations.

bright red apples growing on a tree


Famous for its Gravenstein apples and sprawling vineyards, the city of Sebastopol is full of surprises. Go on a tour through Florence Avenue's three-block stretch of Trash Art, visit the West County Museum, or stop for a meal at The Barlow: a bustling culinary, retail, and arts center.

dirt pathway at sunset with yellow flowers


A quick 20-minute trip up the coast and you’ve arrived in Jenner, a quiet town that provides the perfect setting to slow things down and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the bay. Here you can set out on a kayak, go on a challenging coastal hike, or simply pull up a chair and pop open a bottle of wine.

old look out building on a cliff near the ocean

Point Reyes

Home to over 1,000 species of fauna and flora, the Point Reyes National Seashore features many exceptional nature trails in the area. Our favorite is the 6-mile round trip out to the tip of the point with fantastic sightings of grazing elk and expansive vistas of the great Pacific Ocean.