This series of guidebooks from Lonely Planet will steer you to some of the best roads trips in the country. Updated versions this year include California’s Best Trips and The Pacific Northwest’s Best Trips.
Lonely Planet stretches the definition of Pacific Northwest to include not only Washington and Oregon, but also British Columbia in this 368-page volume. The book gives detailed information on more than 30 road trips including eight designated as classics. Maps define the routes, and photos illustrate what you will see.
Most of the road trips would take two to five days. The longest in the Pacific Northwest is a one-week trip along the Oregon coast. The authors describe the highlights of each trip and recommend places to eat and sleep. Although a few campgrounds are included in the recommendations, this book is not where an RVer would turn to find a place to camp. But it’s a good guide for RVers or anyone looking for interesting places to travel.