Electric-powered road trip California’s Pacific Coast
We need adventure after being cooped up at home for so long. However, travel is becoming more challenging. There is still uncertainty around COVID-19, and airfare expenses have increased. Flights are also still being canceled. To that, add rising gas prices.
We desire to journey. Yet how? Then where?
The answer is to forego everything and take a road trip in an electric car. According to Outdoorsy.com, the “Airbnb of RVs,” more than 90% of people said they intended to travel by car this year. And you can do it without being tethered to the gas pump. There are a tonne of trailers on Outdoorsy that are lightweight enough to be pulled by EVs. Additionally, other rental car firms are providing electric options. Hertz recently purchased 100,000 Teslas.
The ideal location for a fantastic EV road trip? Along the Pacific Coast of California, which InsureMyTrip recently ranked first for having the freest charging stations and charging stations adjacent to spectacular activities.
Here’s how to travel the famous Highway 1 in a way you’ve never done it before: a road trip from San Francisco to San Diego that was specially planned to include EV charging stations at picturesque stops, hidden jewels, high-quality hotels, and mouthwatering restaurants.
It’s time to make up for lost adventure throughout the years, and this time, nothing will stand in our way.
Nearly 900 chargers are available in the “City by the Bay,” and 46% are free. Stay at the elegant and historic Argonaut Hotel to be close to all the action on Fisherman’s Wharf. Take advantage of complimentary bikes, bedside Golden Gate views, and convenient walking proximity to the top seafood restaurants. Recommendation: Visit Sausalito’s historic Cavallo Point, which has a fantastic spa on site, to view the city from across the water.
Don’t miss a hidden gem in San Francisco called Friends With Benedicts, a breakfast pop-up run by a former magician with comedic employees and amusing themed menus like “Star Wars” with a Death Star croque.
The trip to picturesque Slo Cal (San Luis Obispo) fits within the range of an EV, which is more than 250 miles. Stay at the Avila Lighthouse Suites, which is located directly on the Central Coast’s hottest beach (and across the street from an EV charger).
You should remain here for a few days. Visit the well-known Hearst Castle in Slo California, unwind in a secluded hot spring on a hillside at Sycamore Mineral Springs, and enjoy a massage at Hotel Cerro Spa (which has five free EV charging outlets), and sample the pink champagne cake at Madonna Inn.
You can reach Redondo Beach outside of Los Angeles in just under 200 miles. The recently remodeled Portofino Hotel and Marina are within a five-minute walk away from a charging station for vehicles. Sea lions may be heard singing all day and night while you relax on your own private balcony with glass trim. You have the impression of sleeping with marine lions.
Visit Killer Shrimp in Marina Del Rey, one of the city’s oldest family-run eateries and a favorite among locals, if you’re in the mood for something special to eat. The restaurant is situated directly on the marina.
San Diego is only 120 miles from Redondo, but there are more than 1,400 chargers here, so it’s simple to recharge your battery.
Stay at the chic L’Auberge Del Mar hotel, which features a charging station and is close to the lovely Del Mar Beach. A half-hour drive from downtown San Diego will get you to affluent Del Mar, which is far enough away to provide peace and quiet away from the throng. This hotel is a prime example of it, striking the ideal balance between activity (it’s a well-liked wedding venue) and tranquility (take a quiet walk along the shore at night).
If you’re in the city proper of San Diego, have brunch at the popular Garage Kitchen + Bar. There, you may order a flight of pancakes and sip on shots modeled like breakfast cereal. Visit Water Grill for dinner, which features a constantly changing, enormous oyster menu, hard-to-find seafood specialties, and live crabs in the kitchen. Water Grill, which has its own seafood distribution business, is the best place to end your trip to California because it is always as fresh as it can be.