Are you planning to road trip the Pacific Coast Highway? Fantastic!
The Pacific Coast Highway is an All American road and consistently ranks among the best road trips in the world.
Here’s what makes this road trip so memorable: the route parallels the West Coast of the USA for most of its length and along the way you will find Spanish missions, artist communities, hiking trails, beaches, rainforests, sand dunes, wildlife, lighthouses, shipwrecks, and even a castle!
The entire length of the trip you will see beautiful ocean views at every turn. And of course, you will come across those famous coastal Redwoods that reach up to the sky.
Trust us, you are going to fall in love with PCH 1. That’s why we are here: to help you plan a hassle-free, flexible road trip that allows you to enjoy the many attractions along the Pacific Coast Highway.
If you want to know more about PCH 1 Road Trip: The Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip & Travel Guide and who we are, read our about page here.
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Popular resources to plan your Pacific Coast Highway road trip
- Want to plan your Pacific Coast Highway road trip in 5 easy steps? Read our Highway 1 Road Trip Planner now.
- Best stops along the Pacific Coast Highway. Read our list of favorites including the McWay Falls here.
- To finalize your itinerary, check out our Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip – Suggested Itineraries.
- For accommodations, read our guide The Best Places to stay along the Pacific Coast Highway.
Best Pacific Coast Highway Travel Guides to help plan your trip
Looking for more resources to plan your Pacific Coast Highway road trip? Need a book for the road? We love these travel guides.
- Lonely Planet Coastal California, we always prefer to use Lonely Planet guide books
- Moon Travel Guide: Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip, for those who love Moon guides
- Coastal California: The Pacific Coast Highway and Beyond, a beautiful coffee book with stunning pictures of the coast
- Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway, a mile by mile guide to the Highway
- The Best Coast: A Road Trip Atlas, an illustrated guide to offbeat attractions along the coast – delightful to read on the road!
- Fodor’s Pacific Northwest, if you want more information on that region
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Have a blast!
We look forward to hearing what a great time you had road tripping the PCH.