5 DAYS ON THE PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY Last spring, my boyfriend and I flew out to San Francisco to embark on a road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway. With only a long weekend off of work, we wanted to see as much as possible on the coast within just a short five-day time span. A trip from Napa Valley, in northern California, down to San Diego, in the southern part of the state, is at least a week’s worth of exploring, if not two. But if you’re short on vacation days or money, this itinerary…

5 Days On The Pacific Coast Highway

But if you're short on vacation days or money, this itinerary will take you 500 miles down the California coast, on Pacific Coast Highway, in five days!

Holden Burkons from San Francisco going down Seward street  slide in Eureka Valley in San Francisco, Calif., on Friday, January 15, 2009. Photo: Liz Hafalia, The Chronicle

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Holden Burkons from San Francisco going down Seward street slide in Eureka Valley in San Francisco, Calif., on Friday, January Photo: Liz Hafalia, The Chronicle / SF

Miette / From See San Francisco by Victoria Smith

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April 2016!!!

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The place that stole my heart: "San Francisco itself is art. every block is a short story, every hill a novel. Every home a poem, every dweller within immortal. Photo: San Francisco Chronicle / (c) Michele Falzone

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A career highlight of my time at the San Francisco Chronicle was Oct. 18, 1989, and the 7.1 Loma Prieta Earthquake. (The dead count was later revised to about 70.)  We produced a couple days of papers with no electricity, but a portable generator powering the Art department's Macintosh computers. The Bay Bridge between work and my home in the East Bay was knocked out.

The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake was devastating to the city of San Francisco. This front page of the SF Chronicle shows the chaos in mid-flight and captures the audience's attention immediately.

San Francisco 49ers legends Bill Walsh and Joe Montana, looking supremely cool.  via SF Chronicle-I love Joe Montana, he is the football hero of my youth

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For beer lovers visiting San Francisco, a pub crawl by BART transit stops - San Francisco Chronicle

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"It's an odd thing, but anyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco." - Oscar Wilde

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High five!

Diver and whale high five by Marco Queral. I wanna give a whale a high-five!

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