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Pacific Coast Highway: Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Pacific Coast Highway: Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 15 per person

Discover the breathtaking coastline of California’s famous Highway 1 on a self-guided tour in your own vehicle. Take in the scenery and sites between San Francisco and Los Angeles at your own pace.

About this activity

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Valid 365 days
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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the stunning scenery at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Big Sur
  • Drive along a coastline that has been featured in many well-known films
  • Stop off to take pictures of beaches, waterfalls, and bridges along the route
  • Explore scenic California coastal towns and cities
  • Set your own pace and enjoy visiting the sites without feeling rushed
Full description

Drive along the iconic Pacific Coast Highway and experience the beauty of the California coast. Take advantage of the flexibility to set your own pace between stops during the self-guided app-based audio tour.

See Monterey, the famous beach town known for its prestigious aquarium, and the popular golf courses of Pebble Beach. Stop off at picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea, an artsy enclave where Clint Eastwood was once mayor. Hear the sound of barking sea lions at Point Lobos State Park, whose rocky headlands are interspersed with jewel-like coves. Big Sur is one of the not-to-be-missed highlights along the scenic road, where you can enjoy gorgeous views, waterfalls, and bridges.

Near San Simeon, the home of Hearst Castle, pull off at Piedras Blancas Beach, where enormous elephant seals can be spotted in the winter months. Before cutting inland to San Luis Obispo, stop to admire Morro Bay Rock and hunt for anemones in the tidal pools. Explore Santa Barbara’s quintessential downtown and then continue down to Ventura and Malibu. If you started the drive in San Francisco, end your tour in Los Angeles at the famous Santa Monica Pier.

The audio tour is curated by local guides and creative writers and is narrated by professional voice artists.

Includes
  • Self-guided tour taken via Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It begins at 522 Clarinada Ave, Daly City, CA 94015, USA. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. Have questions? Visit Action Tour Guide’s Help page: https://actiontourguide.com/faq/

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Important information

What to bring

  • Driver's license
  • Cash
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Your own vehicle

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map.
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3 /5

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It's a nice app. But it didn't help me directly, it was a bit too cumbersome and you couldn't act independently. I find the travel guide in “Maps” better.

May 13, 2022

Product ID: 411731