The World-Renowned Highway 1 & Big Sur Coast Highway in and Around Carmel, CA

Ideal Romantic Getaway Photo, Point Lobos At Sunset - Carmel Green Lantern Inn

California Highway One, sometimes referred as Big Sur Coast Highway or Pacific Coast Route 1, is the best-known scenic drive in the world. It’s been named “One of the world’s best drives” by London’s Sunday Times, and “Drive of a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler.

On this fabled coastline, redwood groves reach skyward, the Santa Lucia Range plunges into the sea, and waves are beaten to froth on ragged rocks. It’s a place of elemental power that can make human affairs seem inconsequential. This is a must-do drive when visiting California.


Highway One starts 1 mile from the Carmel Green Lantern Inn. The twisting, cliff-hugging, 26 miles route along the Pacific Ocean to Big Sur takes about 45 minutes to complete.

Green Lantern InnCasanova & 7th Avenue | P.0. Box 1114
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921

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