- Start: Santa Barbara, CA
- End: Santa Barbara, CA
- Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:35
- Total Mileage: 251 Miles
- Number of stops: 5
Driving north and west from Santa Barbara to Monterey, this route follows the El Camino Real Road and CA 1 as it wends its way through the core of coastal California. Following this course, the ocean is always on your left so you can't lose direction. But with the beauty that surrounds you, you may lose your heart south of San Francisco. Sunsets anchored by acres of blooming flowers are rivaled only by those setting over rolling vineyards, or melting into mammoth rock formations along the shore. Romance doesn't linger in the air; it permeates it. Along the way, you'll discover plenty of reasons to pull over into a small village, stroll along a sandy beach, or be mesmerized by the mystique that dusk brings to Monterey's Cannery Row.