If I had to pick my favourite drive in the entire world, it would be this one. I didn't think it was possible to fall more in love with California but then we took a road trip from Los Angeles all the way to San Francisco stopping in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Big Sur, Carmel, and Santa Cruz. I fell head over heels in love and if anyone is dabbling with the idea of doing this drive- I could literally not recommend it enough!
Big Sur alone is a magical place that fills you with serenity and peace. It's no surprise that many artists escape here to get their creative juices flowing! Other favourite stops along the way included The Madonna Inn (weirdest and best place ever- I felt like I was trapped in a 60's horror film but in a good way), Julie Prrfeer bridge and the Santa Cruz boardwalk.