Visiting new destinations in the United States can be an overwhelming experience. Things might work a little bit different in this new place and you don’t know how to get around and more importantly how to stay safe. Travel guides are the perfect way to prepare. These guides help us stay safe and make the most out of our trip. They offer so much more than what we can learn and discover online.
There are lots of fellow tourists, things work differently than what we are used to and there is an immense number of different activities to choose from. With large crowds and too many options available, you will have to make choices. We highly recommend properly planning your visit to this great American destinations. The travel books and travel guides in this post are here to help you on your way. We have hand-picked all of these books!
This is one of the United States’ most famous destinations. We are seasoned travelers ourselves and have been all over the United States and other foreign destinations. We know how crowds can make a destination busy but also know where to find the quiet places. All our research has been done using the travel books we recommend here.
We are a big fan of Lonely Planet! We use Lonely Planet Travel Guides for basically every destination that we visit. This Lonely Planet is focused on the Pacific Coast Highways. 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!
1,700 miles of vibrant cities, coastal towns, and glittering ocean views: Embark on your epic PCH journey with Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip. Inside you can find lots of information as well as Maps and Driving Tools: 48 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, detailed directions for the entire route, and full-color photos throughout. With Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip’s practical tips and detailed itineraries, you’re ready to and hit the road.
This quirky illustrated book covers historic routes up and down the West Coast by showcasing roadside attractions, beloved landmarks, hidden history, and other offbeat delights for armchair travelers and road-trippers alike. It’s the perfect inspiration for a trip along the coast, or to simply savor as a love letter to the region. This charming illustrated book features both the coastal route via historic Highways 101 and 1 (the PCH) and an inland route up Highway 99, highlighting the natural beauty along the shore while also connecting the traveler to major cities and other attractions.
In case you want a guide that covers a little bit more than just the highways, this Loneley Planet is your best travel guide. Lonely Planet Coastal California is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get to know the rocky Big Sur coast like the locals do, hug the world’s tallest tree in Redwood National and State Parks, or take a tour of biodynamic vineyards and sample new vintages in the Napa and Sonoma wine country -all with your trusted travel companion.
An unprecedented book showcasing the California coast via the Pacific Coast Highway and beyond. As America stands to the rest of the world, so stands California to America—a shining promise of endless possibility. California is both dream and reality. Coastal California is for anyone who has felt the lure of a Pacific sunset. From the physical beauty of Monterey to the grandeur of Southern California, photographer Jake Rajs displays his skillful command of capturing the coastline and Pacific Ocean in every season and the land that is affected by it.
By reading up on history of our travel destinations we can better understand the behaviour of those living in the places that we visit. Every place that we visit has its own unique history. The United States’ West has a long and rich history. Although the islands’ history is too extensive to cover in a single book, this book does a good job in summarizing centuries of history in an easy to read accessable book.
This book has prompts for you to fill in each day for start time, mileage, place of stay, places visited, weather, highlights of the day and a space for a photo. There are enough pages to cover 30 days with two pages per day.
It can also be using in the planning stages to fill in the night stops ahead of time, and there are also some lined pages at the back for further planning notes or to record additional memories. Filling in the book creates a diary enabling you to reminisce at your leisure!
Over the years, more and more people started traveling and overtourism became a growing issue. Although the coronavirus pandemic has forced us to change our travel behavior for now, we believe that we will travel again and that the return of crowds is inevitable. This book helps you to Avoid Crowds and is your guide on what (not) to do when it’s busy. The book includes a special chapter on traveling during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.