If you want to go beach hopping, this is the road trip for you. The Pacific Coast Highway will take you to some remarkable beach towns – some can even be great for surfing – eventually leading to the famous Big Sur, a rugged stretch of California’s central coast between Carmel and San Simeon. Drive Big Sur’s length via twisting Highway One. The Bixby Bridge is a favorite spot for photos. Another one is McWay Falls, a cascade that falls about 70 feet to a remote beach.