New! Exploring the West’s Scenic Highways

Sunday, October 31 2010 20:35   Editor's Blog / Mike Harris
This month we're starting "Scenic Drives" - a new section for Travel & History Magazine, and you told us it's a feature you really want to see.

Our first best Scenic Drive is an overview of central California's Big Sur Coastline, Highway 1 between Monterey and San Simeon, home of Hearst Castle.

The Big Sur Coast is one of our favorite drives in the West, right up there in our top five excursions to take. The scenery is breathtaking. You drive along a two-lane highway squeezed in between the vast Pacific Ocean and the rugged Big Sur rocks and canyons.

When you go, you'll see windswept cypress trees, fog-shrouded cliffs, rugged canyons, towering redwoods, sea birds, sea lions, and maybe even a whale migrating along the coast.

Plan on at least five hours to drive along Highway 1, because you'll want to stop and take plenty of photos, breathe clean, salty air, and see vistas like nowhere else.

California's Big Sur Coast is only the first of many scenic highways we'll be bringing you in the months ahead. We'll be offering scenic travel drives in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and all the states west of the Mississippi River.

The West is one of the biggest, most spectacular geographic settings in the world, and it's right in our own backyard.

Be sure to check back with us frequently, because we'll be bringing you the best of the West's highways every month. And drop us a line if you have a scenic drive you want us to feature!


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