As much as we love perusing the colorific streets of S.F., our real-deal happy place is a picturesque drive down the Northern California coast — tunes blasting, top down, friends in tow. So, now that we’re officially in the thick of road-trip season, we thought to take a quick jaunt down Highway 1 and deliver our top must-see spots. After all, it's the journey that counts!
Need some pointers? Here, 10 seriously quirky havens that were just vying to be unearthed — from S.F. to Santa Cruz — with deets on everything from an adorable strawberry farm (Airstream included) to a haunted restaurant, all for your traveling pleasure. Now rev up that engine and let’s hit the road!
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Photographed by Maria del Rio