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.
See under RV Parks and Campgrounds below
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
Bicycling the Pacific Coast
Backroads of the California Coast
Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip (Moon Handbooks)
Pacific Coast Highway Road Trips (Lonely Planet)
Food, Drink, and Restaurant Guides
Good Beer Guide to the West Coast USA
State, Regional, and USA Guides
California Coastal Access Guide
Coastal California (Lonely Planet)
Discover USA (Lonely Planet)
Hidden Pacific Northwest (Ulysses Guides)
Los Angeles, San Diego and Southern California (Lonely Planet)
RV Parks and Campgrounds Guides
California Camping (Moon)
West Coast RV Camping (Moon Outdoors series)
Nov 16, 17 11:44 AM
Pacific Coast Highway Travel's website recommendations on Where to Stay in Carmel include reviews of the Mission Ranch, Sea View Inn, The Cypress Inn, Lamp Lighter Inn and Vagabond's House Inn.
Nov 16, 17 11:40 AM
This Carmel dog-friendly hotel, the historic Cypress Inn, is co-owned by movie legend Doris Day and offers luxury lodgings for pet-loving travelers (cats welcome too) in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Nov 16, 17 11:33 AM
Carmel on the Monterey coast stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway is known for artists and celebrity residents, but there's also a mission, beaches, historic houses, and abundant wildlife.
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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.
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.
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.