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Jun 30, 2016

Napa Wine Country Inn

The Napa Wine Country Inn and Gardens in St Helena, Napa Valley, overlooks a vineyard and has free wine tastings every evening, and offers guests help with booking wine tours.

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Jun 12, 2016

La Jolla, in southern California

La Jolla in southern California is north of San Diego off the Pacific Coast Highway and has museums, good shopping, restaurants, hotels, beaches, wildlife, and the wonderful Birch Aquarium.

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Jun 12, 2016

Cambria in California, on the Pacific Coast Highway

Cambria on California’s Central Coast is a good stop on the Pacific Coast Highway, with hotels and restaurants, and close to Hearst Castle and the Piedras Blancas Beach to see elephant seals

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Jun 11, 2016

Pacific Coast Highway Travel: Driving Advice for your PCH Road Trip

Travel planning and visitor information for the USA Pacific Coast Highway with free advice from two award-winning travel writers on driving, where to stay, what to see, places to go, where to eat.

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Jun 11, 2016

New Travel Sharing App

Pearlshare is a new travel sharing app where you can find local and expert advice on destinations worldwide, including the Pacific Coast Highway.

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May 22, 2016

Moonstone Beach

Moonstone Beach was recently chosen as one of the Best Beaches on the West Coast (http://www.pacific-coast-highway-travel.com/Best-West-Coach-Beaches.html) and here's a quick video glimpse of it...

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May 22, 2016

Scary Road?

Someone seems to think the PCH is one of the scariest roads in America. Beautiful and exciting, yes, but I don't think we've ever been scared... except by the occasional crazy driver!

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May 20, 2016

Best West Coach Beaches

Lots of people have recently been choosing their Best West Coach Beaches, Best Beaches in the World and Best California Beaches so Pacific Coast Highway Travel has listed the best of the best.

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May 19, 2016

Paso Robles Wine Tours

Paso Robles Wine Tours include the excellent JUSTIN Vineyard, a tour of one of the first wineries in Paso Robles with visits to the cellars and a wine tasting in the tasting room and shop.

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May 02, 2016

Best Independent Book Stores
in San Francisco

If you're visiting San Francisco on your Pacific Coast Highway trip, and you love a good bookstore, you're going to the right place. Check these out...

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in San Francisco"

Apr 26, 2016

The Ocean's Window

We like this, about the building of the wonderful Monterey Bay Aquarium, and thought we'd share it.

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Apr 24, 2016

The 72-Hour Guide to Family Friendly Los Angeles

Here's a useful guide to spending the perfect 72-hour break in Los Angeles with a family.

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Apr 20, 2016

San Francisco to Los Angeles by Sleeper Bus

San Francisco to Los Angeles by Sleeper Bus is now available from SleepBus at a fixed price of $65 one-way with twin beds, bathrooms and wifi, from AT&T Park in San Francisco to Santa Monica Pier.

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Apr 10, 2016

Building the Golden Gate Bridge

Do take a look at some of the amazing photos on this page about building the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Apr 10, 2016

Rainy Day in San Francisco?

Here are nine suggestions of things to do on a rainy day in San Francisco... and they do get them!

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Apr 10, 2016

Crazy Bike in San Francisco!

Here's a video of a man riding a crazy 15-foot bike through San Francisco. Only in California....

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Apr 02, 2016

Pacific Coast Wine Trail

The Pacific Coast Wine Trail includes wineries and vineyards along the Pacific Coast Highway in California's Central Coast including tasting rooms near San Simeon, Cambria, Harmony and Cayucos.

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Mar 06, 2016

Pacific Coast Highway Guides. Book and ebook hotel guides to PCH

Pacific Coast Highway guides include our own printed book and ebook guides to the best hotels along the PCH, available in paperback, PDF and Kindle formats.

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Feb 25, 2016

San Diego Restaurants Zagat Guide

The New Zagat Guide to San Diego Restaurants includes Orange County and Palm Springs and 2,453 diners rate over 900 eateries to pick out the top food and the best places to eat.

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Feb 25, 2016

Cheap Flights to San Diego

Cheap flights to San Diego International Airport with Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, WestJet and other airlines from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, New York, Mexico, Canada, Hawaii.

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Feb 25, 2016

San Diego Things to Do

Things to do in San Diego include visiting the world famous San Diego Zoo, touring the city's outstanding Wild Animal Park, whale-watching, visiting museums, beaches, restaurants and nightlife.

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Feb 25, 2016

Visiting Balboa Park

Visiting Balboa Park is one of the best things to do in San Diego, California, as the park is home to San Diego Zoo, several museums, and beautiful gardens.

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Feb 24, 2016

Santa Barbara

Standing right on the Pacific Coast Highway in California, Santa Barbara is an attractive resort with a historic downtown, sandy beaches, a mission, a small zoo, working wharf and botanic gardens.

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Feb 09, 2016

San Diego

San Diego in southern California is one of the west coast's hottest travel destinations. Check Pacific Coast Highway Travel's visitor information, city hotels and restaurants, and best things to do.

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Jan 20, 2016

Longest Beach in the USA

The Longest Beach in the USA is arguably in Long Beach in Washington, though claims that it is also the longest beach in the world are wide of the mark.

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Jan 19, 2016

The 17-Mile Drive between Carmel, Pacific Grove, and Monterey

Pacific Coast Highway Travel takes the 17-Mile Drive from Carmel to Pacific Grove and Monterey, stopping to see the Lone Cypress and beautiful California coastline views.

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Jan 19, 2016

San Francisco Music Tour on the Magic Bus to Haight-Ashbury

Travel writer Mike Gerrard takes a San Francisco Music Tour with Magic Bus, a trip through the city’s musical past, through Chintown, Haight-Ashbury, the City Lights Bookstore and the Summer of Love.

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Jan 02, 2016

Perfect Day in San Francisco

The Perfect Day in San Francisco is what's promised by the new guidebook from Lonely Planet in their Make My Day series, but does it deliver asks Pacific Coast Highway Travel

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Jan 02, 2016

Cycling the Pacific Coast Highway: Advice, Information, Book Reviews

Advice on cycling the Pacific Coast Highway, with information on routes, books, accommodation options and distances to travel in a day through Washington, Oregon and California.

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Dec 20, 2015

Books About the Pacific Coast Highway: Guidebooks, Restaurants, Food and Wine

Reviews of books that deal with the Pacific Coast Highway through California, Oregon and Washington including travel guidebooks, route guides, restaurant guides, books about wildlife and many more.

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Dec 20, 2015

Pacific Coast Highway Road Trips: Lonely Planet Guidebook Review

Review of the Pacific Coast Highway Road Trips guidebook from Lonely Planet, which includes a California Driving Guide, by the Pacific Coast Highway Travel website.

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Dec 16, 2015

San Diego Whale Watching

San Diego whale watching tours in southern California, like this one from Hornblower Cruises, let visitors get up close to photograph and see gray whales, dolphins, sea lions and other wildlife.

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Dec 16, 2015

The Humpback Whale

Seeing a humpback whale in the Pacific Ocean off the coasts of California,Washington or Oregon is often the highlight of a whale-watching tour from one of the towns along the Pacific Coast Highway.

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Dec 16, 2015

Florence Sea Lion Caves

The Florence Sea Lion Caves are one of the best wildlife attractions along the Pacific Coast Highway, north of Florence and south of Yachats on Oregon Coastal Highway 101.

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Dec 16, 2015

Dana Point Whale Watching

Check our report of Dana Point Whale Watching with a sunset cruise from Dana Wharf Sportsfishing and Whale Watching, looking for wildlife in southern California just off the Pacific Coast Highway.

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Dec 16, 2015

Santa Barbara Whale Watching Trips with Condor Express

Santa Barbara whale watching cruises in southern California can be booked through Condor Express, with whale watching trips leaving from the harbor near Stearn’s Wharf.

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Nov 25, 2015

SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld in San Diego California is the original marine theme park, featuring Shamu the Orca killer whale, dolphins, shark encounters, manatee rescue, and Journey to Atlantis.

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Oct 14, 2015

Your Insider's Guide to San Francisco

Pacific Coast Highway Travel's book review of the Insider's Guide to San Francisco guidebook by Jill Loeffler, publisher of the San Francisco Tourism Tips website.

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Sep 18, 2015

North Bend Casino Hotel

The Mill Casino Hotel and RV Park in North Bend and Coos Bay on the Pacific Coast Highway (or Oregon Coastal Highway here) is Native-American owned and a good place to stay with waterfront views.

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Sep 14, 2015

Gold Beach Oregon Lodging

If you’re looking for good Gold Beach Oregon lodging check out the Tu Tu Tun Lodge a few miles inland along the Rogue River, not far from the Pacific Coast Highway on the Southern Oregon coast.

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Aug 31, 2015

Pacific Coast Highway FAQ

The Pacific Coast Highway FAQ page includes driving help and travel advice for anyone planning to drive Highway 101 or the rest of the PCH through California, Oregon, or Washington.

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Aug 30, 2015

How We Built Our Travel Website

How we built a travel website from nothing, using Site Build It to take care of the things we didn't know,and didn't want to know, leaving us free to write the content and do the traveling!

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Aug 29, 2015

About Us

All about the award-winning travel writers, Donna Dailey and Mike Gerrard, the team behind Pacific Coast Highway Travel, the online guide to traveling America's Pacific Coast.

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Jul 28, 2015

Places along the Pacific Coast Highway

The places along the Pacific Coast Highway include big city vacation destinations like Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles & San Diego, and other attractions such as Santa Barbara and Monterey.

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Jul 27, 2015

Wineries and Vineyards along the Pacific Coast Highway: Napa, Sonoma, Oregon

The wineries and vineyards along the Pacific Coast Highway make some of the best wine in the world. From Oregon and Washington through California's Sonoma and Mendocino, they are well worth visiting.

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Jul 23, 2015

Where to Eat on the Pacific Coast Highway: Top Tables and Restaurant Guides

Where to eat on the Pacific Coast Highway: advice on the best fine dining options, budget restaurants, romantic locations, wineries, brewpubs in Oregon, Washington and California.

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Jul 23, 2015

Deborah's Room Review, Paso Robles Restaurant

Pacific Coast Highway Travel reviews Deborah’s Room, the gourmet fine dining restaurant at the JUST Inn Bed and Breakfast, and one of the best restaurants in Paso Robles.

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Jul 10, 2015

Free San Francisco Kindle Guide to Free Attractions

101 free San Francisco attractions and things to do are in the Kindle guide, 101 Free Things to Do in San Francisco, in the Travel Free eGuidebooks series, reviewed by Pacific Coast Highway Travel

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Jul 10, 2015

LA to Hearst Castle

Pacific Coast Highway travel offers advice on driving from LA to Hearst Castle, including distance, journey time, and route, whether taking the coastal route or driving the I-5 Interstate.

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Recent Articles

  1. Napa Wine Country Inn

    Jun 30, 16 02:27 PM

    The Napa Wine Country Inn and Gardens in St Helena, Napa Valley, overlooks a vineyard and has free wine tastings every evening, and offers guests help with booking wine tours.

    Read More

  2. La Jolla, in southern California

    Jun 12, 16 02:01 PM

    La Jolla in southern California is north of San Diego off the Pacific Coast Highway and has museums, good shopping, restaurants, hotels, beaches, wildlife, and the wonderful Birch Aquarium.

    Read More

  3. Cambria in California, on the Pacific Coast Highway

    Jun 12, 16 01:42 PM

    Cambria on California’s Central Coast is a good stop on the Pacific Coast Highway, with hotels and restaurants, and close to Hearst Castle and the Piedras Blancas Beach to see elephant seals

    Read More


Our PCH Hotels Guide

PCH Travel's 2016 guide to Pacific Coast Highway hotels

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. In it we do mini-reviews of accommodations along the Highway, from Seattle to San Diego, through Washington, Oregon, and California.

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.

KINDLE EDITION
The 2016 edition of our Hotels Guide is 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.

PAPERBACK EDITION
If you want a paperback edition of the 2016 guide  with only black and white photos and black-and-white maps, it costs $6.99 at the US Amazon Book Store and £4.99 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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