PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY FAQ

Your questions answered for our Pacific Coast Highway trip

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Experience the Pacific Coast Highway

  • Visit Big Sur and the famous Bixby Bridge
  • See McWay falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
  • Explore San Luis Obispo and its bubble gum alley
  • Hike the secluded Santa Cruz Island
  • Enjoy Santa Monica & VenicE Beach
This iconic roadway lining the Californian coast is sight to behold and is a crowd favorite amongst visitors and locals, alike. Begin in San Francisco and spend five days journeying south until you arrive in Los Angeles. Along the way, make stops in San Luis Obispo, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, and Santa Monica. If making this famous drive has been on your bucket list, now’s the time to check it off!

Have a question about the Under30Experiences Pacific Coast Highway trip?

What are the accommodations like?

You will be staying in shared double occupancy tents for the duration of your trip.

What is the physical activity level of this trip?

Moderate. This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities. Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours on most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip. 

What camping gear is provided?

Tents, sleeping pad, and cooking utensils will be provided. Travelers will need to bring their own sleeping bag.

What is the bathroom situation while at camp?

There will be bathrooms on the campgrounds with clean running water and toilets.

How long is the ferry ride to Santa Cruz Island?

The ferry ride is about 1.5 hours, and is an excellent opportunity to spot dolphins and other marine life.

What type of luggage is best?

We suggest a large backpack, as the terrain at the campsite might be uneven and not paved. If you only have a suitcase, that will work as well. Please be aware that travelers are responsible for carrying their own luggage.

What do I need to pack?

There are a few “musts” that we recommend bringing with you:
Rule #1: NO COTTON!
Layers, layers, layers
Waterproof hiking boots (above the ankle) & wool socks
Waterproof rain jacket 
Headlamp for nights at camp
Portable charger for charging your small devices while camping
A portable camping pillow
Do your best to pack light.
To see what else we recommend, check out our packing list.

Is there a place to charge my phone or camera while at camp?

No, there will not be electric outlets at camp. We highly suggest bringing a portable battery charger to charge your phone and/or camera if needed. Feel free to turn off your phone and enjoy nature!

Do you have last-minute deals?

Yes! Last-minute slots sometimes open up on sold-out trips. Visit our Trips On Sale page for the latest last-minute deals.
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Have a question that's not on this list?

Feel free to reach out to our all-star customer service team at info@under30experiences.com or by calling 1 (888) 839-2086.

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