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Books About the Pacific Coast Highway

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

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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25 reasons to take a Highway 1 road trip from San Francisco to Big Sur

A road trip up or down the California coast is a bucket list item for many travelers, local and international alike. There are beautiful beaches, adorable restaurants and insane photo ops along Highway 1.

Plus, just driving down the Pacific Coast Highway is a big part of the fun.

Click through this slideshow for 25 reasons you should take a Highway 1 road trip from San Francisco to Big Sur.

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San Clemente California

San Clemente in California is a small city on the Pacific Coast Highway midway between San Diego and Los Angeles, noted for its beaches, surfing, and Spanish colonial-style architecture.

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Gold Beach Oregon Lodging

If you’re looking for good Gold Beach Oregon lodging check out the Tu Tu Tun Lodge a few miles inland along the Rogue River, not far from the Pacific Coast Highway on the Southern Oregon coast.

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Gold Beach Oregon

Gold Beach is a small town on the Oregon coast at the mouth of the Rogue River with the Pacific Coast Highway, Highway 101, here called the Oregon Coast Highway, running right through it.

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A Guide to San Diego Whale Watching

See this thorough guide to whale watching in and around San Diego.

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Pacific Coast Highway Drive Times and Distances

Drive times and distances on the Pacific Coast Highway or the quickest routes from Seattle to San Francisco to Los Angeles to San Diego, given in miles and the driving time it takes.

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Driving the Pacific Coast Highway in Two Days

Pacific Coast Highway Travel's advice on driving the Pacific Coast Highway in two days, including the best places to stay, places to eat, and the best things to do and see.

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Driving the Pacific Coast Highway in Three Days

Pacific Coast Highway Travel's advice on driving the Pacific Coast Highway in three days, including the best places to stay, places to eat, and the best things to do and see.

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Drive the Pacific Coast Highwa

Here are the basic facts if you plan to drive the Pacific Coast Highway,including which direction,can you drive it in a rental car, how long will it take and when is the best time to go driving.

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Driving the Pacific Coast Highway in Four Days

Pacific Coast Highway Travel's advice on driving the Pacific Coast Highway in four days, including the best places to stay over, and the best things to do and see.

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Driving the Pacific Coast Highway

Driving the Pacific Coast Highway is made easier with Road Trip USA by Jamie Jensen. Avalon Travel's guide to the PCH is a good handbook for the west coast drive from Seattle to San Diego.

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Things to Do in Seattle

The best things to do in Seattle include visiting Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium and the Seattle Art Museum.

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West Coast RV Parks

One of the best guides to West Coast RV Parks, covering campgrounds in California, Oregon, and Washington, including all of the Pacific Coast Highway, is West Coast RV Camping from Moon Guides.

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Santa Barbara Guidebook

The Santa Barbara Guidebook from Moon Handbooks also covers California’s Central Coast with Ventura, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles wine country, Cambria, San Simeon, and Hearst Castle.

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Northwest Wine Country

Northwest Wine Country: Wine's New Frontier is a food and wine lover's guide to vineyards, fine dining, accommodation, restaurants and recipes in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia.

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The 26 Best Places to Chill Out in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a city that's constantly on the go, from Angelenos' love affair with the automobile to L.A.'s endless entertainment options. Even the city's cutting edge architecture seems to be in perpetual motion. For travelers and locals alike, it's important to take a break from the fast pace of this global metropolis. From secluded gardens and coastal sunsets to relaxing spas and serene dining experiences, discover the best places to chill out in Los Angeles.

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The Pacific Coast Highway Is an Iconic Road Trip — but It's Even Better by Train

For travelers who prefer the convenience of being able to get up, stretch their legs, and wander for coffee — all without having to hold out for the next exit — there’s a hassle-free way to enjoy the scenery of the Pacific Coast Highway without having to drive until your eyes cross.

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Florence in Oregon

Florence is a small city on the Oregon coast, famous for its sand dunes and sea lion caves, and with the Pacific Coast Highway going right through the centre.

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What Christmas In LA Looks Like Across Space And Time

We enjoyed this feature showing photos from the past few decades of what Christmas in Los Angeles has looked like over the years.

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is a small town on the Oregon coast, with the Pacific Coast Highway running right by it, and with its coastline, state parks and beaches among its attractions.

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Brookings

Brookings is a small city in Oregon which stands on the Pacific Coast Highway at the southern end of the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, one of the most beautiful drives on the Oregon coast.

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Bandon

The small town of Bandon on the Oregon coast is big in what it can offer visitors, including some of the finest golf along the Pacific Coast Highway.

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Astoria in Oregon

The small port of Astoria in Oregon sits right on Highway 101, the Pacific Coast Highway, at the mouth of the Columbia River where the river flows into the Pacific Ocean.

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Westport Washington

Located on a peninsula, Westport is a small fishing town in Washington State with the largest marina in the Pacific Northwest.

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Sequim

Little Sequim on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington is a delightful place to stop if driving the Pacific Coast Highway.

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Places along the Pacific Coast Highway

The places along the Pacific Coast Highway include big city vacation destinations like Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles & San Diego, and other attractions such as Santa Barbara and Monterey.

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Port Townsend

Port Townsend is noted for its Victorian architecture, sits at the top of the Olympic Peninsula, close to the Olympic National Park and 55 miles from Seattle.

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Long Beach Peninsula

The Long Beach Peninsula in Washington runs north of Ilwaco and includes the towns of Long Beach, Nahcotta, Ocean Park, Oysterville and Seaview, and claims to have the longest beach in the USA.

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Forks Washington

Forks is a small city in Washington State, known as the gateway to the Olympic National Park, and as the home for the Twilight series of books and movies.

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Big Sur

Big Sur is the most scenic and dramatic stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway along the California coast, hemmed between mountains and ocean and with many hiking trails and state parks to explore.

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Depoe Bay

What to do in Depoe Bay on the Oregon coast in the Pacific Northwest, a little village that's noted for whale-watching, for its spouting horns and for having the smallest navigable harbor in the world.

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Weather on the Pacific Coast Highway

What is the weather on the Pacific Coast Highway like, when you're planning a drive along the Pacific coast?

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Sonoma County Distilleries

Sonoma County is so associated with wine that it's easy to overlook the fact that it's also home to distilleries and cideries, and a whole host of craft breweries too. Here's a list of the main distillers in Sonoma County, what they make and whether they're open for visits.

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Hearst Castle Evening Tours

Hearst Castle Evening Tours are a magical way of visiting the former home of William Randolph Hearst on California’s Central Coast, and one of the best things to do along the Pacific Coast Highway.

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Guide to the Olympic Peninsula

Moon's Spotlight Guide to the Olympic Peninsula covers hotels, restaurants, and sights, including Forks, the Olympic National Par,m the coast and beaches, the Hoh Rain Forest and other places.

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Good Cheap Motels in San Diego

Pacific Coast Highway Travel recommends good cheap motels in San Diego including Super-8, Motel 6, Travelodge and Days Inn.

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Gardens Of the Pacific Coast Highway in California, Oregon, Washington

Plant lovers can visit hundreds of gardens along or near the Pacific Coast Highway,ranging from lush Washington gardens in the Pacific North-West to the desert blooms of southern California.

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Frommer's Guide to Seattle

The Frommer's Guide to Seattle for 2009 by Karl Samson has 274 pages of good information about the city and side excursions to the Olympic National Park and elsewhere, plus free city and area map.

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Frommers Guide to Oregon

The Frommer's Guide to Oregon by Karl Samson has 374 pages of good information on hotels, restaurants and what to see in Portland, the Willamette Valley, and along the Pacific Coast Highway.

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Green Guide USA West

The Green Guide to the USA West from Michelin covers California, the Pacific North West, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, New Mexico, the Rocky Mountains, Hawaii, and even Kansas and Alaska.

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Franciscan Inn Santa Barbara

The historic Franciscan Inn in Santa Barbara, California, near the Pacific Coast Highway, is in a quiet location near the beach ideal for those driving PCH on a budget: free parking, wifi, breakfast.

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Florence Sea Lion Caves

The Florence Sea Lion Caves are one of the best wildlife attractions along the Pacific Coast Highway, north of Florence and south of Yachats on Oregon Coastal Highway 101.

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Dana Point Whale Watching

Check our report of Dana Point Whale Watching with a sunset cruise from Dana Wharf Sportsfishing and Whale Watching, looking for wildlife in southern California just off the Pacific Coast Highway.

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Dana Point Hotel

For a Dana Point hotel next to the beach and near the harbor for whale watching cruises, the Doubletree Suites by Hilton with its ocean views and close to the Pacific Coast Highway is hard to beat.

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Cycling the USA West Coast

Lonely Planet's Guide to Cycling the USA West Coast is a vital bicycling guidebook for anyone touring California, Oregon and Washington by bike, including a section on the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH).

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Cheap Flights to Seattle

Cheap flights to Seattle with Southwest Airlines, SkyWest Airlines, Frontier, Horizon, JetBlue, AirTran and other carriers from San Diego, Denver, New York, Salt Lake City and other destinations.

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Cheap Flights to San Francisco

Cheap flights to San Francisco with Southwest Airlines, Virgin America, SkyWest, JetBlue and other airlines from Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, New York, Chicago, China, Amsterdam, London.

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Recent Articles

  1. Books About the Pacific Coast Highway

    Apr 22, 19 12:01 PM

    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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  2. Pacific Coast Highway in California

    Apr 22, 19 11:57 AM

    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.

    Read More

  3. 25 reasons to take a Highway 1 road trip from San Francisco to Big Sur

    Apr 13, 19 11:58 AM

    A road trip up or down the California coast is a bucket list item for many travelers, local and international alike. There are beautiful beaches, adorable restaurants and insane photo ops along Highwa…

    Read More