1. Pacific Coast Highway


Pacific Coast Highway, specifically between Monterey and San Luis Obispo (my old stomping grounds), is nothing less than wicked-awesome. Hairpins, bridges, Redwoods, cliffs, beaches, Pacific Ocean, sea animals, Big Sur, Nepenthe – there’s nothing in North America equal to this stretch of coastal motorcycle bliss. There’s much of Hwy 1 north of Monterey that should definitely be explored, but anything south of SLO isn’t worth the spent gas and rubber it takes to ride it. Best advice – don’t come in summertime. Plan your visit for October when the weather is at its best and the tourists in their Winnebago land whales have gone to hibernate, I’m assuming in Florida.