There's something for every family member to enjoy along the Highway 1 Coastal Discovery Route on California's Central Coast

For many families, summer means it's time to load up the car, fill the tank, and take a spectacular road trip along California's Central Coast acclaimed Highway 1 Coastal Discovery Route from Ragged Point to Avila Beach and Oso Flaco Lake, in WineCoastCountry. You can't beat road trips for family bonding opportunities; playing the license plate game, singing silly songs or participating in any of the other fun car activities the entire family can play while enjoying the breathtaking surroundings of this magnificent region.

To help you plan your epic 2014 summer vacation on the road, here's a sample itinerary geared toward families of all sizes, shapes and ages. For example, active kids will find plenty of outdoor adventure in Los Osos Baywood Park, while parents seeking a more educational trip can participate in the new Stewardship Travel Program opportunities where visitors can add a bit of "doing good" while on vacation. There are amazing hikes, bike trails and more in Cayucos and plenty of shopping in Cambria. If its food that makes your family smile, the farm to table movement is alive and thriving in the WineCoastCountry. There are also many wineries and even craft breweries for adults to enjoy. To put it simply, there's something every family member will appreciate along the Coastal Discovery Route. Check out sample itinerary ideas:

About & The 101 Mile Highway 1 Discovery Route - 10 destinations, 1 fantastic vacation - is the tourism organization for the coastal region of San Luis Obispo County, located midway from Los Angeles and San Francisco. From lush farmland to the sparkling Pacific Ocean, the area boasts vast stretches of white sandy beaches and picturesque rugged coastline, renowned wineries, the world famous Hearst Castle, bucolic farmland, wildlife, pristine forests, beautiful state parks and untouched natural beauty as far as the eye can see. Visitors can experience the best of "wine, coast and country" by touring the Highway 1 Discovery Route, a breathtaking 101 mile road trip that showcases 10 diverse artisan towns and seaside villages rich in character and history.

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