Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip: California, Oregon & Washington

four-stars /5

moon_pacific_coast_highwayWinter is waning and Spring Break is fast approaching. What better way to spend the break than a West Coast road trip?Pacific Coast Highway Roadtrip moves south along the Western coast along Highway 1 from Washington to Southern California. This travel book is essentially three books in one, giving a great snapshot of some of the most beautiful scenic views along the three westernmost states. Travelers are presented with options for several different trips, from long weekend drives to a three-week road trip spanning the whole coast. It gives unique attention to the various state parks that hug the coast but balances the trailheads and historic exhibits with lots of shopping and dining option along the way.

Too often one travel book looks just like the next, blending together with bright pictures and a tangle of information. Pacific Coast Highway Roadtrip stood out of this static for two main reasons. The first is that I am personally very fond of road trips. The second is the structure of the book itself. I loved the vivid descriptions. Destinations were logically clustered along the coast and each was paired with an attention-grabbing fact like filming locations and local histories.


Originally published on Manhattan Book Review.

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