Driving the Pacific Coast Highway:
Planning Your PCH Road Trip

Get the information on making that PCH road trip, get your maps, find your apps, where to stay, where to eat, the best beaches, the wonderful wildlife (including the extremely popular whale watching cruises), the scenery, beautiful gardens to visit, the places to see, the books to read, the cheap flights to get you there, and more here at Pacific Coast Highway Travel.

Get the current road conditions on Highway 1 by clicking over to this Caltrans information page.

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We helped LA’s KABC show Eye on LA with a special they did on the Pacific Coast Highway. It’s a great show that explores lots of fun things to do that are close to Los Angeles, from wine-tasting in Malibu to golf in Newport Beach, where we filmed the interview. You can see the show online here.

Read our Guest Blog: West Coast America Road Trip

Mike and Donna are also the co-editors of the 101 USA Holidays website, which recommends the best US vacation experiences to UK holidaymakers.

Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast
without seeing anything.

Charles Kuralt


Recent Articles

  1. Best Things to Do in Carmel

    Dec 18, 14 05:06 AM

    The best things to do in Carmel, California, just off the Pacific Coast Highway, including visiting Carmel Mission, enjoying the beaches, Point Lobos State Reserve, 17-Mile Drive, and Tor House.

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  2. Napa Valley Facts and Figures

    Nov 14, 14 09:21 AM

    These Napa Valley Facts and Figures give statistics on California wine, Napa wineries, Napa grapes and vines, and the history of wine production in the best-known wine country in the USA.

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  3. Activities and Sports on the Pacific Coast Highway

    Nov 08, 14 07:54 AM

    Activities and sports along the Pacific Coast Highway in California, Oregon and Washington include golf, whale-watching cruises, cycling, hiking, fishing and other water sports like surfing.

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Our PCH Hotels Guide

Our 2014 guide to Pacific Coast Highway Hotels: http://www.pacific-coast-highway-travel.com/Pacific-Coast-Highway-Guides.html

To help you in choosing your Pacific Coast Highway hotel, guesthouse, inn, bed-and-breakfast, resort, motel or other accommodations, we've prepared our Pacific Coast Highway Hotels Guide ebook. In it we do mini-reviews of accommodations along the Highway, from Seattle to San Diego, through Washington, Oregon, and California.

The 2013 edition is available direct from us as an ebook. In all there are over 200 hotels listed, complete with 8 pages of color maps showing the towns where our recommended hotels can be found. There are both alphabetical and geographical indexes, helping you plan your journey.

We also include color photos of all the hotels that are our Personal Favorites. Here's the link to read more about our ebook guide to Pacific Coast Highway hotels.

Or you can buy it here for $4.99

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The 2014 edition of our Hotels Guide is now available with maps and color photos (if you have a color reader) in the US Kindle Store for only $4.99 and in the UK Kindle Store and other Kindle stores worldwide at prices based on the US price.

If you want a paperback edition of the 2014 guide  with only black and white photos and black-and-white maps, it costs $6.64 at the US Amazon Book Store and £3.99 in the UK Amazon Store.

We've also published our PCH Hotels Guide as an app in the Apple Store.
You can buy it here and
read about it here.

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