Road Trip from San Diego to San Francisco via Highway 1

California, the Golden State, is one of the best places in the country to go for a road trip. Start in sunny San Diego and make your way north to the iconic — if somewhat foggy — San Francisco. There are two main routes between the cities; one is much faster and not as scenic via I-5, while the other is chock-full of natural beauty along the Pacific Coast Highway/Highway 1 (covered here). Whichever route you choose, you're likely to have a great time. 

The Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge,  at mile marker 45.5, has been reopened to traffic as of October 13th, 2017.
 

Drive Time from San Diego to San Francisco: approximately 20 hours
Distance from San Diego to San Francisco: approximately 600 miles
Best Car for this road trip: Convertible

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