Pacific Coast Highway Stops
Pacific Coast Highway stops include big city vacation destinations like Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego, and smaller places like Monterey.
For the basic information about driving the highway,
take a look at our main driving page.
Pacific Coast Highway stops range from remote beaches and pretty little towns to the big city vacation destinations of Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. You might want to choose one of these airports as your gateway to make a fly-drive holiday along the west coast, taking in as much of Washington, Oregon, and California as time allows.
But if you want to avoid big city traffic and busy places, don't worry. There are lots of beautiful small towns where you can make overnight stays. You could spend every night of your west coast vacation watching the sun set in the Pacific Ocean, and drive quickly by the big cities without stopping.
Here are links to further information for some of the main stops along the Pacific Coast Highway, in alphabetical order with Washington first, then Oregon, and finally California. Unless otherwise indicated, the link takes you to our own page about the place.
Pacific Coast Highway Stops in Washington
City of Hoquiam Official Website
Long Beach Peninsula
Olympic National Park
Pacific Coast Highway Stops in Oregon
Coos Bay/North Bend/Charleston:
Oregon's Adventure Coast
Lincoln City Official Website
Newport Official City Website
Pacific City Chamber of Commerce
Port Orford Visitor Center
Chamber of Commerce
Seaside Visitors' Bureau
Yachats Chamber of Commerce
Pacific Coast Highway Stops in California
Official Balboa Island website
City of Coronado Official Website
Official City of Del Mar Visitors Website
City of Eureka Official Website
Official Fort Bragg City Website
Half Moon Bay:
City of Half Moon Bay Official Website
Long Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Point Reyes National Seashore
San Luis Obispo
Jan 30, 23 04:51 PM
Touring Alcatraz, the former island prison, is one of the best things to do in San Francisco and attracts over 1.5 million visitors a year.
Jan 26, 23 12:20 PM
The Tuesday closure was caused by flooding and prompted safety officials to shut down both sides of the highway in Huntington Beach.
Jan 23, 23 06:19 PM
San Diego Zoo is in Balboa Park, San Diego, California has been called the best zoo in the world and is the most visited zoo in the United States.