Highway 1, Big Sur (CA)
The Road: Nearly 100 miles of California's Highway 1, running along the Pacific Ocean from Carmel to San Simeon.
The Ride: This ride is full of dramatic cliffs, sprawling vistas, and some of the most heart-melting coastal perspectives this side of Amalfi.
When To Go: Though tempting during summer months, tourists can clog this two-lane highway with slow moving rental cars. Dress warmly year-round, as the marine layer brings cool air.