Cruising PCH From Los Angeles to San Francisco, California
Scarf fried clams at Neptune's Net in Ventura; peep the hundreds of pelicans in Pismo Beach; warm up by a bluff-top bonfire at the Cavalier Resort near Hearst Castle. Buy giant avocados by the cliffs of Big Sur; marvel at the sea otters in Monterey; sleep in Frette linens at Carmel Valley's luxe Bernardus Lodge. Ogle thousands of monarch butterflies at Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz; slurp artichoke soup at Duarte's in Pescadero; crash out at the Pigeon Point Hostel apres-clifftop hot tub. One hour til SF—brunch at the Ritz in Half Moon Bay?