Photographed by Ana Kamin for California Weekend.
Stay At A Modern Motel

"Driving from S.F. to L.A. is quite a trip, and you don’t want to rush," advises Kamin. "Most of the time I make an overnight stop in Cambria. This charming town is hidden just a short detour off Highway 1 and is great to recharge for the second half of your road trip."

"While the Moonstone Beach is dotted with many motels, I highly recommend staying at the redesigned Cambria Beach Lodge," she recommends. "The rooms are all renovated and equipped with comfy bedding, new bathrooms, and a very curated mini bar. The lobby, with its driftwood fireplace, cement tile reception, and bold patterns, is perfect to sit down and enjoy the views out of the large windows."