California Route 1
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California's coastal routes may offer the best drive-through scenery in America. The stretch of Route 1 that rolls along Big Sur's craggy coast above the Pacific Ocean is so relentlessly scenic that it can't be captured from a single view. Still, the pullout just south of the bridge over Big Creek lets motorists look up the massive coast. When the fog rolls in, it only increases the drama of the coastline.

Road: California State Route 1
Pullout Coordinates: 38° 27.153', -107° 18.757'