Road Trip down the Pacific Coast Highway: Part 2

Justin Vineyard

The first half of our California road trip was amazing, but I am so excited to tell you about all of the beautiful cities we went to on the second half of our trip! If you missed Part 1 of this post you can read it here!

Day 5. 

We woke up and made a quick stop for breakfast at Paris Bakery and then said goodbye to Monterey and headed to Paso Robles, a small town in San Luis Obispo County. Driving through Paso Robles had some amazing scenery and was unlike any of the other views we’d seen. It had gorgeous hills and vineyards that lined the road for miles and miles! We decided to stop at Justin Vineyard and Winery for a little wine and dine. Unfortunately, they had just stopped serving lunch when we got there, but there was a selection of cheeses, meats and crackers that we were able to have that was delicious! We also did a little wine tasting that was much needed in the incredibly hot heat.

Justin Vineyard in Paso Robles
Justin Vineyard in California
Justin Vineyard & Winery

Once we left the vineyard we headed to downtown San Luis Obispo, for a local farmer’s market! The market was pretty big and even had live music, which made for a super cool atmosphere. They had everything from fresh fruit and juices to street corn, churros, and macaroni and cheese quesadillas. (All of which we tried! Haha!)

San Luis Obispo Farmer's Market
Fresh vegetables at San Luis Obispo Farmer's Market
Fresh fruit at San Luis Obispo farmer's market

Right next to the farmer’s market we had a dinner reservation at Luna Red. Even though I was pretty full from all of the snacks we tried at the market, this was probably my favorite meal of the trip. We had the most AMAZING bacon wrapped dates stuffed with blue cheese and chorizo. They were seriously so good! I also had a steak taco with chimichuri sauce, which I can’t wait to try and recreate at home!

Luna Red Restaurant

Day 6.

After one day in San Luis Obispo we packed up and made our way to Santa Barbara. We had lunch at a place called Eurika and then went on a Segway tour of the city! Cory and I had done one Segway tour before in Dallas and let’s just say the Santa Barbara views definitely beat the views of DFW! Segway tours are such a fun and unique way to see a city and they are surprisingly easy to navigate.

Santa Barbara Segway Tour
Segway tour in Santa Barbara

That night we drove to Calabasses where we stayed for the next two nights. The area that we stayed in felt super quaint with little shops and restaurants on the streets and I loved it. The first night there, we had dinner at a place called Peddler’s Fork, where I had amazing chicken & waffles. Apparently, a bunch of celebrities have houses in Calabases and I could totally understand why. The city was extremely pretty and is located in the gorgeous hills of Los Angeles County.

Day 7. 

After an early breakfast, we drove to LA to visit the YouTube Space there. This was such a cool place that You-Tubers can use for free once they’ve reached 10,000 subscribers. They have 9 YouTube Spaces located all around the world, but none in Dallas yet! We got to go on a tour of the place and it was so interesting to see.

That afternoon, we finished up our trip in the beautiful city of Malibu! We went to lunch at the cutest restaurant I’ve ever seen called Malibu Farms. It was right on the water and was decorated to perfection. Oh and we also saw Tyra Banks. Actually, Cory spotted her, and then I just had to see if it was really her, so we casually followed her into a store. It was indeed Tyra Banks. Haha! So fun!

We hated to leave the wonderful weather and fun, but our road trip had come to an end. We had the absolute best time on the Pacific Coast Highway and saw some incredible places! If you didn’t read Part 1 of this post you can click here to read about the first half of our trip! Have a great week everyone!
Amy Cotton


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  1. Holy Moley those carrots! LOL they are huge! Looks like you had a great time! Seems like a beautiful area! I Have not tried a Segway before but everytime I see someone on them when I am on vacation they look difficult! Did you guys find them hard to use?

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