Pacific Coast Highway 1 Guide 4+

California Driving Audio Tour

17 Mile Drive Day Trips, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 90 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Welcome to the narrated driving tour of California’s famous Pacific Coast Highway!

This gorgeous highway winds along California’s coast and features some of the most jaw-dropping sights and picturesque towns you’ve ever seen. This flexible tour takes you south from San Francisco to Los Angeles or north from Los Angeles to San Francisco in four scenic segments:

San Francisco to Monterey:
Cruise down the most beautiful roadway in the world while getting a taste of the west coast way of life. Discover stunning ocean vistas, learn the fascinating history behind towns like Santa Cruz, and find your literary muse in the artsy haven of Monterey.

The 17-Mile Drive:
Roll your windows down and ride along the Monterey Peninsula, taking in unbroken views of the untouched coastline. See can’t-miss landmarks like the Lone Cypress and walk along the shores of the gorgeous Pebble Beach.

Big Sur (Monterey to San Luis Obispo):
Imagine hitting the open road. Rolling the windows down, listening to crashing waves as an ocean breeze tousles your hair, and just... driving. Stopping to visit a little coastal village, sampling the freshest seafood you've ever tasted, and watching the sun set over the deep blue Pacific. It’s not just the stuff of daydreams, it’s a real place called Big Sur!

San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles:
Experience the laid back pace of “SloCal” life in San Luis Obispo, get acquainted with Santa Barbara’s rich history, and soak up some sun and surf at the world-famous Malibu beaches. This is the quintessential California experience in a single drive.

Popular points of interest along Highway 1 or Pacific Coast Highway (PCH):
■ Pedro Point
■ Gray Whale Cove & Mavericks Beach
■ Half Moon Bay
■ Pigeon Point Lighthouse
■ Butano & Año Nuevo State Park
■ Santa Cruz Boardwalk & Mystery Spot
■ Monterey & 17 Mile Drive
■ Carmel-by-the-Sea
■ Bixby Creek Bridge
■ Pfeiffer Beach & Canyon Bridge
■ Seal Beach Scenic Overlook
■ Big Creek Bridge
■ Piedras Blancas Light Station
■ Elephant Seal Vista Point
■ Hearst Castle
■ Morro Bay
■ Bubblegum Alley
■ Pismo Beach
■ Guadalupe
■ El Camino Real
■ Goleta’s Butterfly Grove
■ Thousand Steps Beach & Stearns Wharf
■ Ventura
■ Malibu
■ LA: Santa Monica

As you travel, audio stories play automatically based on your location. Simply go to the starting point of the tour and begin following the given route. Each story begins playing on its own, usually just before you reach a point of interest.


▶ Freedom of travel
No scheduled tour times, no crowded buses, and no rush to keep moving past stops that interest you. You have total freedom to skip ahead, linger, and take as many photos as you’d like.

▶ Automatic play
No muss, no fuss. Just follow the app’s built-in route to all the must-visit spots — the audio stories about everything you see will play automatically!

▶ Works offline
Download the tour in advance and then use it seamlessly, even in areas with no service!

▶ Lifetime purchase
No monthly subscription. No time limits. No usage limits. Enjoy this tour as many times as you like.

▶ Incredible stories
Immerse yourself in the history, culture, and secrets of this famous site with the help of a top-tier narrator and fascinating stories written by experts.

▶ Award-winning app
Featured on Thrillist and WBZ, this easy-to-use app won the Laurel Award for Technology from the Newport Mansions, who use the app for over a million tours per year.

Check out the totally free demo to get an idea of what this tour is all about. If you like it, purchase the tour to get full access to all of the stories.

Download the tour ahead of time over data or WiFi for full offline use.

Be sure your phone battery is fully charged or take an external battery pack. Continued use of the GPS can drain your battery.

Allow the tour to access location services and GPS tracking features to play stories automatically during the tour.

What’s New

Version 2.0

Map & Audio for better Navigation.
New Stops added.
Nearby California Tours added.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

OceanStateOfMind ,

5 stars for both tour & drive

This is truly one of the most scenic, peaceful, and sunny drives in the entire country! We had a phenomenal time on every minute of this roadtrip, from the moment we left SF until we hit LA’s beach. The audio tour was a great add on, and helped make each sight more special and memorable (and convinced us to actually stop at a couple places we hadn’t originally planned). The only quibble is that the audio is timed to the location so if you’re driving over the speed limit (we sometimes did), it will occasionally cut off when you hit the next one. This happens infrequently though (and was clearly our mistake) so I will continue to rate 5.

Developer Response ,

We're so glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for the review!

Careful Reviewer ,

Highly recommended buy!

We were doing the Highway 1 road trip and had used their App for LA to San Luis Obispo. We loved that App, so we went all in and bought all their tours for Highway 1 upto SF. You won’t regret it. It works beautifully and makes the drive interesting and informative with titbits about the area we were driving through. Since it is GPS enabled, we just had the phone hooked to the car stereo and periodically it pointed out facts along the way.

Developer Response ,

We're so glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for the review!

Smart Dude61 ,

Very creative stories

I loved this app. The stories played when we got to the point. The best part is that stories are quite unique; very creative. They talk about what happened at each point. Nice !

Developer Response ,

We're so glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for the review!

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