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Sing along with these 12 ultimate California road trip itineraries

Sing along with these 12 ultimate California road trip itineraries
What would your playlist sound like if you were taking a road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway? California has a guide to good tunes for your trip. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Want a soundtrack for your next road trip? The California Road Trips 2014 guide has you covered. The state tourism agency's free guide profiles 12 itineraries up and down the state and has selected a song that's perfect for each.

Listen to "Shasta Lake" by Pretty Boy Thorson and the Falling Angels while you drive from Mt. Lassen to Eureka on a volcanoes-to-the-sea loop. Or crank up "Freeport Boulevard" by Jackie Greene while breezing from Nevada City to Sutter Creek in Gold Country.

The guide offers fresh ideas on where to go and what to see along the way, with a play list, courtesy of Spotify. What more do you need?

The deal: To get a copy, you can order a printed copy (online or by phone) or download a PDF onto your computer or mobile device.

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Itineraries in this guide are nicely detailed with mileage and drive times, and must-see stops along the way. Some examples: Don't miss biscuits and gravy at Katrina's Cafe in Auburn before heading out on the trail in Tahoe National Forest.

And the Classic Coast Drive from L.A. to San Francisco on Pacific Coast Highway recommends an inland stop in Solvang to see the gingerbread houses at the Solvang Bakery.

When: The guide is good indefinitely upon request.

Details: Other itineraries include "North Coast: Go Wild," "Classic Wine Country," "Cruise the Heartland," "Mountain Majesty," "The Pulse of California," Beach Towns & Big Thrills," "Route 66: The Mother Road," "California's Big Wow" and "Best of the Deserts."

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