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
Newport Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau
Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce
San Luis Obispo
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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.
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Pacific Coast Highway in California in the Images of America series tells the story of, and shows in historic pictures, the building of the Pacific Coast Highway from its earliest beginnings in 1911.
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