Breaking Travel News investigates: USA Highway 1 from Santa Barbara to San Francisco


Having visited both Los Angeles and Las Vegas on a road trip through the American west, Billie Hakansson and her father Mark here embark on the final stage of their tour, along Highway 1 on route to San Francisco.

We began our adventure in Santa Barbara, a beautiful seaside location filled with Spanish colonial inheritance, history and influence.

You can really see why the rich and the beautiful have snapped up their holiday homes just down the road in Montecito.

We arrived at the stunning beachfront Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara Hotel, checked in, opened a lovely bottle of wine and sat on our balcony looking over the water, deciding what to do with our evening.

It was hard not to fall completely in love with this gorgeous Californian city.

We decided to try out the Urban Wine Trail which has become one of Santa Barbara’s top attractions.

Santa Barbara County has more than 200 wineries but, with a whole host of them based just down the road in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, we decided to walk down and try out a few.

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