Books
to Help You Make the Most
of the Pacific Coast Highway

The cover of Moon's West Coast RV Camping Guidebook

Don't just take our word for what's good, as there are plenty of books to help you with your research into any Pacific Coast Highway trip, or any vacation anywhere along the way. There are several good guides that cover the entire route, for both drivers and cyclists, and you should pack at least one of these in your luggage.

There are also general guidebooks on the Pacific Coast, and on the individual states of California, Oregon and Washington. There are books about the wildlife, and the kinds of guides we most enjoy reading – restaurant guides.



Accommodation Guides

California Camping (Moon)

California Bed and Breakfast Inns


Camping

See under RV Parks and Campgrounds below



City Guides

San Francisco: 101 Free Things to Do in San Francisco (Kindle Guide)

San Francisco: Frommer's San Francisco Free and Dirt Cheap

San Francisco: Make My Day (Lonely Planet)

San Francisco: Your Insider's Guide to San Francisco

Seattle: Frommer's Guide to Seattle 2009

Los Angeles: Soul of Los Angeles



Cycling Guides

Bicycling the Pacific Coast

Cycling the USA West Coast

Downhills Don't Come Free: One Man's Bike Ride from Alaska to Mexico

Two Wheels North: Bicycling the West Coast in 1909




Driving Guides

Backroads of the California Coast

The Best Coast: A Road Trip Atlas

Epic Drives of the World

Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip (Moon Handbooks)

Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip Guide

Pacific Coast Highway Road Trips (Lonely Planet)

Road Trip USA: Pacific Coast Highway

Our recommended guide for
driving the Pacific coast is
Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip
(Moon Handbooks)



Food, Drink, and Restaurant Guides

Michelin Guide to California

Good Beer Guide to the West Coast USA

Moon Handbooks’ Napa and Sonoma Guidebook

Northwest Wine Country: Wine's New Frontier



General Guides

Culture Trails: 52 Perfect Weekends

Greetings from California

A Journey into John Steinbeck's California

Lighthouses of the Pacific Coast

The Pacific Coast Highway in California (Images of America)



State, Regional, and USA Guides

California Coastal Access Guide

Coastal California (Lonely Planet)

Frommer's Guide to Oregon

Frommer's Washington State Travel Guide

Los Angeles, San Diego and Southern California (Lonely Planet)

Michelin Green Guide: California

Michelin Green Guide: USA West

Moon Handbooks: Santa Barbara and the Central Coast

Moon Spotlight Guide to the Olympic Peninsula



RV Parks and Campgrounds Guides

California Camping (Moon)

West Coast RV Camping (Moon Outdoors series)


You might like these

  • Pacific Coast Highway Road Trips: Lonely Planet Guidebook Review

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

  • Gardens Of the Pacific Coast Highway

    Plant lovers can visit hundreds of gardens along or near the Pacific Coast Highway,ranging from lush gardens in the Pacific North-West to southern California.

  • Pacific Coast Highway in California

    The Pacific Coast Highway in California book shows in historic photos the building of the Pacific Coast Highway from its earliest beginnings in 1911.

  • Vintage Hollywood

    Vintage Hollywood in Los Angeles is an extract from the Lonely Planets book Culture Trails.

  • 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?

  • The Best Coast Book Review

    The Best Coast is a west coast travel guide, sub-titled A Road Trip Atlas it doesn't use photos but instead has hundreds of beautiful illustrations.

  • Your Insider's Guide to San Francisco

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



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