In case you hadn't noticed, we're now actively using your suggestions for new episodes of The List. We started the series with a few of our own, but suggestions from viewers like you have been flooding our inbox since the first episode. Race in the 24 Hours of LeMons? That was your idea. Visit an automotive museum? Your idea. And so is today's episode: Drive the PCH.

California's Pacific Coast Highway is known as much for its amazing views as it is for the enjoyable cruising that can be had along its asphalt. It's the type of drive where the destination is less meaningful than the trip that got you there and people you met along the way. In this episode of The List, Jessi and Patrick are given the keys to a suitably ostentatious droptop and sent north from Los Angeles to discover what the PCH has in store for them.

While the PCH is arguably one of the best roads in the country for cruising, every state has a similar road that shows off their unique, natural beauty. What's the best cruising road in your state? Let us know in Comments so we can try it out the next time we're in the neighborhood.

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      Leather Bear
      • 2 Years Ago
      Though the drive up PCH from LA to SF gets most of the write ups, I much prefer the section of CA-1 further north along California's Lost Coast. The section from the Marin headlands (the north side of the Golden Gate) up to Fort Bragg is a much more challenging drive than Cambria to Monterey, and there's a lot less traffic (especially on weekdays!). I have yet to drive PCH from Fort Bragg north, but it's on my Bucket List.
        Nick Allain
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Leather Bear
        100% Agree. I did that about 3 months ago in Jetta 2.5SE rental car. What people don't realize is that the stretch from Marin to Stinson Beach doesn't require a million dollar car to enjoy it (though I saw a few). A lot of the corners are hard to take at anything over 20mph so in most cars you're in 2nd gear 80% of the time at reasonable speeds yet still driving incredibly hard (I had to pull over twice and get out just to let my arms loosen up for a few minutes). I got blown off by my travel buddy and decided to head up to Muir Woods that day. I've never been so glad to be blown off in my life. Plus, I didn't have to hear his complaining ass tell me he was getting car sick (ps - don't bring a passenger/child if you have perforated leather).
      Xedicon
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wish they'd talked about the Bentley a bit more, but still a great video. I like how "The List" doesn't take itself too seriously, and Jessi and Patrick are settling in well. The part about being a scientist and "stay in school" made me laugh, hehe. Looking forward to future shows!
      Ronman
      • 2 Years Ago
      Beautifully made..... love it
      sloturbo
      • 2 Years Ago
      I happen to drive that stretch of road every other week. It really is a fun road to drive, but it does have lots of CHPs/ Sheriffs with their radar guns at the ready, so be careful. Without traffic, the upper part is fantastic, but in the lower part you will see some amazing cars. There is a BMW design center over the hill and they use the PCH quite a bit, so I regularly see camo’d preproduction BMWs.
      Eric O'Brien
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am lucky enough to live in San Luis Obispo, right where the PCH breaks off the 101 and winds its way up the coast all the way to San Francisco and beyond. Other people are right, there are a lot of RVs and timid drivers, but if you can find a nice pocket of no traffic nothing else here in the states can compare on such a large scale. I highly recommend Ragged Point to Carmel, Santa Cruz to San Francisco and Point Reyes Station to Bodega Bay. The PCH item on my list is to do the whole thing; from San Diego to Washington.
      mylexicon
      • 2 Years Ago
      The ending is epic. I've never been lucky enough to get that sunset at Mugu. They should have tried to get a green flash on camera.
      Haris
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive in Big Bend National Park in Texas
      Zach Marshall
      • 2 Years Ago
      In NJ, it's definitely Route 29 that runs along the Delaware River in Mercer and Hunterdon County. It goes through Lambertville and Frenchtown, as well as a few smaller villages and you can take the bridge over into PA to continue the journey.
      ike1979
      • 2 Years Ago
      M-22 in Northwest Michigan....along the Lake Michigan coastline with nice winding curves in and out of the woods. A few small towns along the way and plenty of places to pull out and have a look.
      LynxFX
      • 2 Years Ago
      I did a trip from LA to San Fran up PCH in a nice convertible a couple years ago. It wasn't as impressive as I thought it would be. There is a lot of it that isn't along the coast at all. The best bit is by Big Sur and when I finally got up there I ended up stuck behind a caravan of campers and slow moving Harley riders. I couldn't enjoy the best part of the road because of that traffic going 20mph. There are some nice spots, but the whole length, not worth it.
      JaredN
      • 2 Years Ago
      I prefer the stretch from Santa Barbara to San Francisco.
      D
      • 2 Years Ago
      Blue Ridge Parkway
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