The Back Story
U.S. Route 101, or Highway 101, runs through the states of Washington, Oregon, and California. In California, this highway is sometimes referred to as El Camino Real (The Royal Road) because it follows an old trail linking Spanish missions, pueblos, and presidios.
Highway 101 is known for long and winding roads. Rent a convertible, put the top down, and crank up the music. Pacific Coast Highway is said to be the be the most scenic drive in the world. There’s nothing quite like feeling the wind in your hair, for a few miles at least.