SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The allure of the American Rural Road trip - freedom, anonymity, and discovery - can perhaps be more vividly experienced along the California's Highway 1 Discovery Route (H1DR) in San Luis Obispo County than anywhere else. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the H1DR is made up of 10 diverse artisan towns and seaside villages starting just south of Big Sur from Ragged Point & San Simeon, Cambria, Cayucos, and heading south of San Luis Obispo to Los Osos/Baywood Park, Avila Beach & Valley, Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande Valley, Oceano and Nipomo.
The acclaimed 101-mile stretch of Highway 1 is such a spectacular rural road trip that there's a new professionally hosted travel show called On the Road With Jo, dedicated to the route. Part of the US Department of Transportation National Scenic Byways Program, the entire route offers breathtaking natural beauty, preeminent wine regions and more than 500 vacation rentals, hotels, motels and B&B's to plan your road trip.
Map Links: 10 Rural Road Trip Loops along the CA Highway 1 Discovery Route:
The window of an automobile is still the best way to explore the American landscape, especially along the H1DR. There are many places to stop along the way and become immersed in the quaint towns that make up the route. Discovering the hidden gems along the route has become so popular by visitors that 10 rural loops along the H1DR are featured on the comprehensive website, making it easy to navigate by car.
- San Simeon and Ragged Point
- Los Osos & Baywood Park
- Avila Beach
- Oceano and Nipomo
- Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande Valley
Click here for info about rural wine trails, and other exciting things to do at various stops along the route. There you will also learn about Stewardship Travel, offering 70 brief activities, tours and learning experiences, help visitors immerse themselves in the local culture, heritage, wildlife and ecological practices while exploring the H1DR. For more information on the California Highway 1 Discovery Route, visit www.Highway1DiscoveryRoute.com.
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