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Drive along the Pacific Coast...
Drive along the Pacific Coast Highway (State Highway 1)
If you're heading from Los Angeles to San Francisco, or vice versa, and aren't in a particular hurry, you won't regret taking the scenic route along the PCH.
The road winds along the ocean side of the mountains which run down the California coast, with some spectacular views of the surf as you go.
It takes about 6 hours to drive all the way between LA and SF, and the going is slow - it's not really possible to drive at more than 40-50 mph in many areas because even if you're on a straight stretch, chances are the guy in front of you won't be going very fast! Having someone along to share the driving will make it much more enjoyable.
If you have time, fly into San...
If you have time, fly into San Francisco and after exploring that city, drive down California Highway 1, the Pacific Coast Highway. I found a good book on the subject at my local bookstore that recommended places to stay and things to do. One of the first places I stopped was at the Monterey which has a Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row (read the John Steinbeck short story before you go for an appreciation), and a great acquarium. This is one of the best and largest adquariaums in the world. When we visited it had a great exhibit on jellyfish, some of which seemed to glow like fireflies.
Pacific Coast Highway 1
Drive the Pacific Coast Highway 1 . We snapped this photo along the coast somewhere between Carmel and Big Sur as we headed south.
Hgw1 and Hgw101
Take a cruse along Highway 1 and 101 and get some brilliant views and sunsets.
In february you might be able to see some Whales.
Small towns along the Pacific...
Small towns along the Pacific Coast Hwy. See Solvang, Carmel, Monterey, Santa Barbara.
Need at least 2 days to do this drive which is about 298 miles from LA to San Fran
The Coast Highway from LA to...
The Coast Highway from LA to San Francisco
Amazing scenery, crashig waves, mountains. What more could you wish for.
Drive along famous Highway No....
Drive along famous Highway No. 1 from Los Angeles to San Francisco and enjoy a spectacular road winding along a rugged coastline. Plan for stops at Hearst Castle, Big Sur, Carmel and Monterey.
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