Highway 1 has adventures for every kind of traveler, whether it’s exploring tidepools or loop-de-looping in an aerobatic biplane ride. To find the right kind of excursion for you, we’ve detailed some of the best here.
The picturesque coastline in Oceano makes a terrific setting for riding horseback on the sand. Check out the Pacific Dunes Riding Ranch, located just off Highway 1 in Oceano, which offers horseback riding right on the beach.
If the saddle isn’t your thing, perhaps flying in a biplane will be. Based out of Oceano Airport, Banner Airways offers sightseeing tours over the Oceano Dunes in a vintage yellow 1942 open cockpit plane.
Want an adrenaline rush? Embark on a Humvee tour of the Oceano Dunes, one of the only places in California where vehicles can drive on the beach. Strap into a military Hummer driven by a local expert who can provide an extreme experience for the whole family.
Looking for more adventure? We have lots of options for adrenaline junkies. Check out a list of Highway 1’s best surf spots to find your perfect wave. Or choose from some of California’s best cycling routes that roll past countryside farm stands as well as unending ocean vistas. Grab your rig for a day of fishing, whether on one of Highway 1’s many piers, on a deep-sea charter, on the beach, or from the rocks. For the ultimate in white water and high-flying fun, head to the Vista Lago Adventure Park and Mustang Waterslides, located within Lopez Lake State Recreation Area.