Heaven must look something like this place.
Highway 1 twists and turns through the Santa Lucia mountains on the coast to get there, making you wonder how it was even constructed in the first place. The weather is perfect, the sun is always shining, stunning views, and it's not overcrowded in the least. According to Wikipedia only two homes in the entire region had electricity as late as the 1920's, locally generated by water wheels and windmills.
Henry Miller described it as an escape from the "air conditioned nightmare" of modern life.
Needless to say, it's one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. One of my favorite things there is the view of the stars at night. Because there's hardly any light pollution it's easy to point out the milky way, and Kevin and I had a great time capturing it on camera.