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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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Drive the Pacific Coast Highway: Driving Advice for America's PCH road trip

Here are the basic facts if you plan to drive the Pacific Coast Highway,including which direction,can you drive it in a rental car, how long will it take and when is the best time to go driving.

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Pacific Coast Highway Drive Times and Distances

Drive times and distances on the Pacific Coast Highway or the quickest routes from Seattle to San Francisco to Los Angeles to San Diego, given in miles and the driving time it takes.

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Maps of the Pacific Coast Highway: Free Downloadable Driving Maps of the PCH

Road maps of the Pacific Coast Highway or PCH are essential for anyone planning to drive the trip, and detailed routes are available for free download via these links to the Mile by Mile website.

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park, west of Seattle in the Pacific Northwest, is one of the largest and least developed parks in the United States. The Pacific Coast Highway (U.S. 101) runs right around it.

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Cheap Flights to Los Angeles

Cheap flights to Los Angeles International Airport LAX with JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Virgin America, WestJet from San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle.

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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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Monterey Bay Aquarium on Cannery Row, Top Sight on the Pacific Coast Highway

The Monterey Bay Aquarium on Cannery Row is one of the top sights in Monterey and along the whole Pacific Coast Highway, with events, feeding times, and exhibits like the new Jellies Experience.

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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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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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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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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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San Francisco Sightseeing Tours

San Francisco sightseeing tours can be by helicopter, bike, walking, eating in Chinatown, touring the gay area, tours of Haight-Ashbury, or bay boat trips to the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.

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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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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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Cheap San Francisco

Cheap San Francisco is what Frommer's new guidebook San Francisco Free and Dirt Cheap, is about, including budget hotels and hostels, cheapest restaurants, free things to do, and bargain shopping.

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Cheap Flights to San Francisco

Cheap flights to San Francisco with Southwest Airlines, Virgin America, SkyWest, JetBlue and other airlines from Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, New York, Chicago, China, Amsterdam, London.

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San Francisco, California

Information about San Francisco, including what to see, where to stay, where to eat, and links to sources of information including the official visitor website of the Convention and Visitor Bureau.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent Articles

  1. LA to Hearst Castle

    Nov 10, 16 01:06 PM

    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.

    Read More

  2. Drive the Pacific Coast Highway: Driving Advice for America's PCH road trip

    Nov 10, 16 12:58 PM

    Here are the basic facts if you plan to drive the Pacific Coast Highway,including which direction,can you drive it in a rental car, how long will it take and when is the best time to go driving.

    Read More

  3. Pacific Coast Highway Drive Times and Distances

    Nov 10, 16 12:52 PM

    Drive times and distances on the Pacific Coast Highway or the quickest routes from Seattle to San Francisco to Los Angeles to San Diego, given in miles and the driving time it takes.

    Read More




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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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