Re: Driving time from L.A. to San Francisco

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Posted by PCHwy Gal ( on March 05, 2003 at 22:10:16:

In Reply to: Driving time from L.A. to San Francisco posted by RoadTripper on March 05, 2003 at 14:52:52:

Hello There,
Here's some infofmation we provided to another visitors about driving from LA to San Francisco.
Qality and Quantity

This information is gather from The Route 1 - Pacific Coast Highway Web site.

California's Pacific Coast Highway is one of the most unique highways in America, and also one of the longest. A traveler could deposit their car just north of the Mexican border and drive on maintained highway, much of it right on the coast, north to the Canadian Border. However, the actual Pacific Coast Highway is generally believed to begin as Route 1 at San Juan Capistrano South of Los Angeles

Time to Allow:
At least two days for a quick trip, but many days or even weeks could be spent exploring the length of this byway.

Nearby Byways
Route 1, Big Sur Coast Highway is a 30-mile segment of the PCH south of Monterey.
(From Morro Bay up to Monterey)

California's Most Pristine Coastline
Route One from Carmel south to the San Luis Obispo County line follows some of the most spectacular and highly scenic shoreline found along California's coast. Views include rugged canyons and steep sea cliffs, granite shorelines, sea lions and other marine life, windswept cypress trees, and majestic redwood forests.

Route 1 - Pacific Coast Highway - California
Historical Qualities

History Along the Highway
January 2002 by National Scenic Byways Online
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The Pacific Coast Highway passes by so many evidences of legacies of the past, which stir an appreciation for the history of the area. Many museums and sites display the lives of California's early Native Americans. Missions are spread along the highway from the Mexican border clear to San Francisco. The megalopolis of Los Angeles actually began as just a small colony of settlers from Mexico. El Pueblo del Nuestra Signora, La Rena de Los Angeles is the original settlement, and can be found just off the byway in Los Angeles.

If you are driving with minimum stopping here is the distance and time estimate:
Total Estimated Time: 6 hours, 11 minutes
Total Distance: 379.53 miles

Check out Central Coast page:

: Hi!

: I noticed the message posted for driving time from Seattle to LA and hoped you could offer a similar breakdown from LA to San Francisco? Also, I was wondering if highway 1 is known to cause motion sickness because of its turns and slopes? Thanks!

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