Places along the
Pacific Coast Highway
The places along the Pacific Coast Highway 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.
For the basic information about driving the highway,
take a look at our main driving page.
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.
If you want to get an idea of what to expect from the Oregon coast, take a look at the great images on the
Photograph Oregon website.
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.
PCH Places in Washington
City of Hoquiam Official Website
Long Beach Peninsula
Olympic National Park
PCH Places in Oregon
Coos Bay/North Bend/Charleston:
Oregon's Adventure Coast
Lincoln City Official Website
Newport Official City Website
Pacific City Chamber of Commerce
Useful Visitor Information Website
Chamber of Commerce
Seaside Visitors' Bureau
Yachats Chamber of Commerce
PCH Places in California
Official Balboa Island website
Carlsbad Convention and Visitors Bureau
City of Coronado Official Website
City of Crescent City 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
San Luis Obispo
May 21, 19 02:22 AM
Check out the new live Jelly Cam at the Monterey Bay Aquarium! Note that it only operates 7am-7pm Pacific Time, otherwise you get a pre-recorded YouTube video... which is still cool to see.
May 20, 19 03:36 AM
Stunning hotels that'll ensure you get the very best from one of the world's finest road trips.
May 16, 19 07:31 AM
Where to find the best hamburgers along the California coastline!