San Diego is one of the coolest places on the Pacific Coast Highway. It has a quirky charm that manages to blend its history as a naval base with an atmosphere that's laid back even by California standards. It may not have Disneyland but it does have Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, the Wild Animal Park and good opportunities for whale-watching from the San Diego shoreline and the unmissable San Diego whale-watching cruises.
San Diego can also offer great nightlife in its Gaslamp Quarter, good museums, and beaches. An influx of celebrity chefs has boosted its restaurant scene, and it's now more expensive to dine in San Diego than in LA. In short, it's got everything to justify a city break of a few days, or a full vacation.
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Here are the facts and figures about Balboa Park in San Diego, which is bigger than New York's Central Park and contains 19 gardens, 17 museums and 14 restaurants.
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San Simeon is a tiny town of a few hundred people close to Hearst Castle on the California coast midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
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Road maps of the Pacific Coast Highway or PCH are essential for anyone planning to drive the trip, and detailed routes are available for free download via these links to the Mile by Mile website.
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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.