Also known as the Pacific Coast Highway, Highway 1 is arguably the best road trip in America. Stretching form the northern Californian town of Leggett all the way down to Mexico, the road is at its best between San Francisco and Los Angeles, especially if you're driving from south to north because the views will be clearer. Highlighted by heart-stopping turns, plunging cliffs and wide stretches of beach, Highway 1 is the best way to travel between these two great American cities if you have the time. Begging to be driven in a convertible, the road sticks to the coastline as it passes amazing surf spots and fields of fresh Californian produce that will have any foodie's tongue in lather.
Luxury Stay: Post Ranch Inn on the Big Sur coast. This small luxury hotel seems perfectly at home on a cliff top overlooking the expansive Pacific Ocean. With modern architecture, a spa and an award-winning restaurant, the 39-room hotel offers views of either the ocean or the mountain and also has two private houses for those who want a little more privacy. TLTB loves the mountain-view treehouse rooms. The luxurious abodes stand nine feet above the forest floor so you'll feel like a kid again.