The famous Route 1 along the west coast of the United States is one of the most picturesque driving routes in the United States. Our recommended itinerary includes stunning landscapes and some of the best luxury hotels on the west coast. Starting just north of San Diego, the coastal route crosses the views of Long Beach, the beautiful Santa Monica and Malibu surfers before reaching Santa Barbara. Guests can make a one-night stop at the Gold and Travel List Bacara Resort and Spa with its Spanish-inspired architecture and two golf courses. This luxury hotel also offers elegant meals with stunning views of the rugged Pacific coast.
To the north, the coastal landscape of the Big Sur coast becomes increasingly surprising with its cliff tops that descend to sandy beaches and breaking waves. Hearst Castle is a must, and visitors can easily spend a day visiting this opulent house and its gardens. Big Sur should spend a few nights exploring the area in one of the best luxury hotels on the west coast of the United States. The Post Ranch Inn and the Ventana Inn and Spa in Big Sur seem quite discreet, but in fact they are luxury hotels listed on the 2008 Gold List of Conde Nast Traveler and will surely please you.
Continuing on this beautiful coast, San Francisco is just 3 hours away by car, where a selection of excellent luxury hotels on the west coast awaits you. The Ritz-Carlton is well located and has excellent views from Nob Hill. You can also choose one of the luxury hotels located near Union Square stores, such as the modern Diva hotel.
You can choose to end your trip here with a few days exploring Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge Park, while enjoying one of these excellent hotels. Alternatively, head to the well-known wine region of the Napa Valley to enjoy greater experiences and some more charming luxury hotels such as Calistoga Ranch or Auberge du Soleil. These are two of the best and most relaxing hotels in the area with its rustic charm and boutique hotel atmosphere.
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