Breathtaking roads to see in L.A.

February 15, 2018
best scenic drives in los angeles

A visit to Los Angeles means you’ll have plenty of activities and events to choose from. While there are so many things to do in the city, consider also just taking in the breathtaking sights that the city of Angels has to offer. One easy way to get a bird’s eye view of the city is by heading to SkySpace in LA, the city’s tallest open air observation deck. Another way to get great views of the city is by going on some of these best scenic drives in Los Angeles.

Mulholland Drive is a famous road in Los Angeles that offers fantastic views of Hollywood and Downtown LA day or night. The road is located in the Eastern Santa Monica Mountains and is actually named after pioneering LA civil engineer William Mulholland. Take a nice, relaxing drive down the windy road and check out the beautiful homes located in the nearby hills.

The Pacific Coast Highway, or the PCH to locals, is an iconic drive to take if you are visiting the area. The highway is one of those quintessential drives that hug the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. It’s the type of drive where you roll down the windows, crank up the volume, and take in the views of the blue ocean, palm trees and beach towns. While the PCH will take you all the way up the California coast, consider checking out these drives along the PCH to choose your adventure!

A drive along the Palos Verdes peninsula in another scenic drive that is unforgettable. Located just south of Redondo Beach, it’s a relatively quick drive from Los Angeles, minus the traffic. Your drive will take your through undeveloped oceanfront hills, windy roads and beautiful beach side views. Consider timing the drive so you can enjoy an incredible West Coast sunset.

For a different type of scenic drive, consider hopping into the car and driving down Wilshire Blvd. If you take it all the way from downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Coast Highway, you’ll get an interesting mix of the city as you drive through areas such as Museum Row, Koreatown, Beverly Hills and the University of California Los Angeles. The whole drive from downtown to the coast is 16 miles. Traffic is lowest after 7pm and on Sundays.

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