Synopses & Reviews
The best way to see Californias spectacular coastline is to drive it with this book as your guide. Packed with information about twenty-six charming seaside communities, Driving the Pacific Coast California is your ticket to the many treasures along the 1,100-mile stretch of Highway 1. Whether youre looking for a short, one-day jaunt or an extended tour of the entire coastline, this indispensable companion will show you the best places in the area to eat, stay, shop, and play.
Discover . . .The Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas, the flower capital of the world
The “Big Dipper” roller coaster, a National Historic Landmark that you can ride, on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
The statuesque redwoods along the Avenue of the Giants through Garberville
Farm-fresh produce, antiques shops and boutiques, and the charms of Californias oldest seaside resort town in Capicola
Elegantly restored Victorian inns overlooking the natural beauty of Monterey Bay in Monterey and Pacific Grove
Packed with information about thirty-seven seaside communities, this book leads you to charming locales including the surfers' paradise of Oceanside, the Victorian houses of Pacific Grove, and the quaint seaside village of Mendocino.
About the Author
a native southern Californian, has lived and traveled extensively on the West Coast for more than forty years.
Table of Contents
(1) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Coronado, San Diego, Del Mar/Encinitas, Carlsbad/Oceanside, San Clemente/Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Barbara, Grover Beach/Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Cambria/San Simeon, Big Sur, Carmel/Pebble Beach, Monterey/Pacific Grove.
(2) NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: Aptos/Capitola, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay, Bodega Bay/Point Arena, Mendocino/Caspar/Little River, Fort Bragg, Garbersville/Shelter Cove, Ferndale, Eureka, Arcata/Trinidad, Crescent City.