Historic Route 101

Breathtaking ocean views and coastal communities along the entire stretch of this year around motorcycle route.

Linking a string of charming beach communities from Oceanside to La Jolla, Historic Highway 101 hugs the Pacific Ocean and provides a connection to the simpler, quieter lifestyle of the past. Cement slabs and strip malls have not found their way here. Funky shops housed in everything from Victorian homes to old 1950s gas stations, local cafes and coffee houses, and miles of sandy beaches are still part of the lure of this fascinating strip of old road.

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  • Montage Beach

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    Montage Beach - Waves Crashing

    Montage Beach, CA
  • Laguna Beach

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    Laguna Beach Palm Trees

    Laguna Beach, CA
  • Torrey Pines

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    Torrey Pines State Beach

    Torrey Pines, CA
  • Del Mar

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    Del Mar, California

    Del Mar, CA
  • Oceanside

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    Oceanside, California

    Oceanside, CA
  • La Jolla

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    La Jolla, California

    La Jolla, CA
  • Carlsbad

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    Carlsbad, California

    Carlsbad, CA
  • Encinitas

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    Sunset at Swami's Beach in Encinitas, California

    Swami's Beach
  • Oceanside Pier

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    Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, California

    Oceanside Pier