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Books About the Pacific Coast Highway in California, Oregon and Washington including travel guidebooks, route guides, restaurant guides, and many more.
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.
California Camping (Moon)
California Bed and Breakfast Inns
See under RV Parks and Campgrounds below
San Francisco: 101 Free Things to Do in San Francisco (Kindle Guide)
San Francisco: Your Insider's Guide to San Francisco
Los Angeles: Soul of Los Angeles
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
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
Food, Drink, and Restaurant Guides
California Living and Eating
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
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)
Other books pages
Brewpubs and good beer are at the heart of the Good Beer Guide to the West Coast USA which lists the best bars and breweries from Seattle to San Diego.
Pacific Coast Highway Travel reviews the book Culture Trails by Lonely Planet, which has a section on Vintage Hollywood alongside 51 other perfect weekends.
This John Steinbeck California Guide, A Journey into Steinbeck's California, shows readers how towns like Monterey, Carmel and Salinas influenced the author.
Epic Drives of the World from Lonely Planet describes 50 of the world's most exciting road trips, including, of course, the Pacific Coast Highway.
Pacific Coast Highway Travel's California Camping book review rates the 20th anniversary edition of Moon's complete guide to over 1400 tent and RV campgrounds.
The Green Guide to the USA West from Michelin covers California, the Pacific North West, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, New Mexico, and even Kansas and Alaska.
The Los Angeles travel guide book from Lonely Planet also covers San Diego and Southern California, including Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, and Disneyland.
One of the best guides to West Coast RV Parks, covering campgrounds in California, Oregon, and Washington, is West Coast RV Camping from Moon Guides.
Lonely Planet's Coastal California guidebook is the ideal travel guide for driving or cycling the Pacific Coast Highway from the Oregon border to Mexico.
The Frommer's Guide to Oregon has good information on hotels, restaurants and what to see in Portland, and along the Pacific Coast Highway.
California Living and Eating by Eleanor Maidment is a handsome coffee table book celebrating the food and lifestyle of the Golden State with 80 tasty recipes.
Pacific Coast Highway Travel reviews the Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip guide from Moon covering California, Oregon and Washington
Lighthouses of the Pacific Coast, published by Voyageur Press, is a guide in words and pictures to historic lighthouses along the Pacific Coast Highway.
Northwest Wine Country is a food and wine lover's guide to vineyards, fine dining, accommodation, restaurants in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, British Columbia.
Lonely Planet's Guide to Cycling the USA West Coast is a bicycling guidebook for anyone touring California, Oregon and Washington by bike.
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.
Soul of Los Angeles from French publishers Jonglez is a travel guide to 30 Exceptional Experiences in California's largest city.
Some of the best California Backroads are included in Backroads of the California Coast, with 24 highly recommended driving tours off the Pacific Coast Highway.
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.
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.
The Pacific Coast Highway in California book shows in historic photos the building of the Pacific Coast Highway from its earliest beginnings in 1911.
The guide to California Bed and Breakfast Inns lists over 250 boutique hotels, wine country cottages and more.
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.
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.
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.
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The closures will affect a part of the highway near Diamond Street in Laguna Beach, the city said.
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California is famed for its sunny energy and beautiful beaches. Discover all the Golden State offers on a road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway.
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Pacific Coast Highway Travel's guide to Washington coast charging stations for electric vehicles along Highway 101 from Oregon and around the Olympic Peninsula.