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Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet’s Pacific Coast Highway’s Road Trips. Featuring four amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you’ll visit along the way, you can journey through verdant redwood parks or follow bewitching ribbons of coastal highway, all with your trusted travel companion. Jump in the car, turn up the tunes, and hit the road!
Inside Lonely Planet’s Pacific Coast Highway’s Road Trips:
Lavish color and gorgeous photography throughout
Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests
Get around easily - easy-to-read, full-color route maps, detailed directions
Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads
Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices
Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Useful features - including Stretch Your Legs, Detours, Link Your Trip
Covers San Francisco, Northern Redwood Coast, Pacific Coast, Big Sur, Santa Barbara County, Los Angeles, Disneyland & Orange County, San Diego and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Pacific Coast Highway’s Road Trips is perfect for exploring the Pacific Coast Highway in the classic American way - by road trip!
Planning a Pacific Coast Highway trip sans a car? Lonely Planet’s California guide, our most comprehensive guide to California, is perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems, or check out Discover California, a photo-rich guide to the destination’s most popular attractions.
Looking for a guide focused on a specific Californian city? Check out Lonely Planet’s San Francisco guide and Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California guide for a comprehensive look at all that these cities have to offer, or Pocket San Francisco and Pocket Los Angeles, handy-sized guides focused on the can’t-miss sights for a quick trip.
There’s More in Store for You:
For more road-tripping ideas, check out Lonely Planet’s USA Best Trips guides to New England, Pacific Northwest, California, New York & the Mid-Atlantic, Florida & the South, Southwest USA, and USA or Road Trips guides to Route 66, San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country, Civil War Trail, New England Fall Foliage, San Antonio, Austin & Texas Backcountry, and San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country.
Also, check out Lonely Planet’s European Best Trips guides to Europe, Italy, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, Austria & Switzerland, Spain & Portugal or Road Trips guides to Amalfi Coast, Châteaux of the Loire Valley, Grand Tour of Italy, Iceland’s Ring Road, Italian Lakes, Normandy & D-Day Beaches, Provence & Southeast France, and Tuscany.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.
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