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Your Pacific Highway Road Trip Playlist

If you can’t travel Highway 1 with the top down this summer, listen and live it.

WE’VE BEEN GOING green over the incredible road trip experiences being shared by our readers here.

One of the classic motoring routes is to travel down the Pacific Highway on the west coast of the US. It might be too late to book your fly-drive from San Fran to LA this year but with our summery soundtrack, you can at least close your eyes and dream.

All suggestions for adding to the playlist welcome in the comments section – send us your Good Vibrations. (Sorry.)

Pacific Highway Road Trip Playlist

  • California (Semisonic)
  • Scar Tissue (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • California (Phantom Planet)
  • Big Sur (The Thrills)
  • White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane)
  • Born to be Wild (Steppenwolf)
  • Good Vibrations (The Beach Boys)
  • California Dreamin’ (The Mamas & The Papas)
  • The Boys of Summer (Don Henley)
  • LA Freeway (Guy Clark)
  • California (Joni Mitchell)
  • The Weight [Take a Load off Annie] (The Band)
  • Hotel California (Gipsy Kings)
  • San Francisco [Be Sure to Wear Flowers in your Hair] (Scott McKenzie)
  • PCH (Tokyo Police Club)
  • Barbara Ann (The Beach Boys)
  • LA Woman (The Doors)
  • California (Grimes)
  • LA Hallucinations (Carly Rae Jepsen)
  • Keep the Car Running (Arcade Fire)
  • West Coast (Coconut Records)
  • California Love (2Pac)
  • Paradise City (Guns ‘n’ Roses)
  • Going to California (Led Zeppelin)

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