Catch spectacular beach views on old Highway 101 through San Diego’s North County

Corvette on the California coast. What could be better?
Corvette on the California coast. What could be better?

From Torrey Pines north to Oceanside, the old Coast Highway, once U.S. 101, hugs the cliffs when it’s not going through old beach towns as it heads north to Los Angeles. For a century or more, until Interstate 5 moved the highway a bit inland, this was the way out of town. Check out the cover of San Diego Magazine’s October 2013 issue for a view of the Torrey Pines bridge somewhere around 1960 for what real traffic was like.

This drive goes around Oceanside and Carlsbad, then over to Rancho Santa Fe. It’s truly one of my favorite cruises around San Diego County … anywhere, for that matter. Enjoy»

And hope you had a great time on our 30 drives in 30 days. Hope you can get out and drive a few yourself!

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