Favorite thing: The most scenic way from Los Angeles to San Francisco is the Pacific Coast Highway. Here is a spectacular bridge that has been filmed many times near Big Sur.
Drive Highway 1 along the coastline
Fondest memory: The view of the Pacific from Highway 1.
Favorite thing: Rent a car, take a drive down US 1 between Carmel and Santa Barbara. Not too many people, one of the best stretches of road in the entire U.S.
Favorite thing: Just take in the beauty. Coming from Toronto I don't get to see the ocean much, so driving along the coast and having the ocean right there was simply amazing!