Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet Pacific Coast Highways Road Trips. Featuring four amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you'll visit along the way, explore America's creative coast's breezy, wildlife-rich highways with your trusted travel companion. Jump in the car, turn up the tunes, and hit the road! Inside Lonely Planet Pacific Coast Highways 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 Los Angeles, San Francisco, Pacific coast, Big Sur, Northern Redwood Coast, Disneyland, Orange County and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pacific Coast Highways Road Trips is perfect for exploring California's coast in the classic American way - by road trip! Looking for more extensive coverage? Lonely Planet California, our most comprehensive guide to the region, is perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems, or check out Discover California , a photo-rich guide to the region's most popular attractions. Looking for more specifics on your road trip pitstops? Check out Lonely Planet's San Francisco and Los Angeles guides for a comprehensive look at all 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 Road Trips guides to Route 66 and San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country and Lonely Planet's Best Trips guides to California, New England, Southwest USA, Pacific Northwest, Florida and the South, New York and the Mid-Atlantic, and USA. Or start with our FREE SAMPLER '3 of the USA's Best Road Trips' with excerpts from each Road Trips guide to help you pick which region to explore first. Also, check out Lonely Planet's Road Trips guides to Chateaux of the Loire Valley, Normandy and D-Day Beaches, and Provence and Southeast France and Lonely Planet's Best Trips guides to Italy, France, and Ireland for some European road trip inspiration. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.