Road trips from SoCal: California
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Half Moon Bay
Distance: 389 miles one-way
The lush Santa Cruz Mountains cradle Half Moon Bay against the sea. One way to get here is to take on the Devil's Slide, a crumbling promontory that has been the bane of the state Department of Transportation. When the road is intact, Highway 1 from San Francisco snakes along steep cliffs, over boulder-strewn shores, dropping into Half Moon Bay from the north.
-- Hugo Martin
Read more: Half Moon Bay, California: Sun, surf and serenity