Want to enjoy a bucket list family road trip without the typical "are we there yet" angst? Make the journey itself the destination with a California coast road trip. Here are the best kid friendly Pacific Coast Highway stops to grab a bite, spend the night, or just feel the sand between your toes. The drive is meant for lingering so it's tough to do it all, but the winding, cliff-hugging, oceanfront stretch through Big Sur is not to be missed.

A Pacific Coast Highway vacation with kids pairs well with a visit to San Francisco, Los Angeles, or San Diego!


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