This road basically runs the length of the entire West coast. 

Yeah, I need to see this SO bad!  The farthest West I've been is Las Vegas.  The fact of the matter is outside of San Diego, there really is not a city in California that intrigues me so much I want to stay there.  However, everything I've heard about road trips on the PCH is it's a once in a lifetime.  I want this!  I need it!