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Amazing views

Took the car from San Francisco to LA, had short stops in Carmel & Santa Barbara. The views are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eleonor A
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Can get congested

Like any roadway in California, sometimes it can get like a parking lot, but worth the mileage... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Larry C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have just returned from a road trip through California with my 14 yr old daughter. We drove from San Francisco to San Diego a distance of 500 miles, stopping for overnights on the way in Monterey, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica. First observation: the driving on...More

2  Thank 349alison
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the car from San Francisco to LA, had short stops in Carmel & Santa Barbara. The views are amazing! It’s a curvy road, so u need some time.

Thank Eleonor A
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We tried to drive up north on a Friday afternoon and that was a bad decision. Our GPS notes 1hr+ drive just to get to Sunset Blvd from Santa Monica. But in the end, the views are gorgeous.

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Like any roadway in California, sometimes it can get like a parking lot, but worth the mileage saved by avoiding I-5.

Thank Larry C
Reviewed July 31, 2018

This is a great route north to south California. The drive though Monterey sadly now hugely commercialised and chaotic in terms of parking with a sparse visitors' centre (really a hotel booking shop), so drive through Monterey and head for Carmel a much quieter enclave...More

4  Thank Bee H
Reviewed June 26, 2018

It is not so scenic like the coast Highway, but it is still more interesting than the Interstate 5 and not much slower. It is a good recommendastion, when you can not use the Coast highway, but still want to use an interesting road. Beware...More

3  Thank romanshorner
Reviewed June 18, 2018

It didn't disappoint. So many things to see as you go north on 101. The worst part was that it was still blocked right past Hearst Castle and had to back track to get to Monterey Bay. Worth the trip.

3  Thank Ben M
Reviewed January 24, 2018

Driving the California coast on Highway 101 is something everyone should do at least once in their lifetime! It is the most beautiful drive! Every turn makes you point and gasp at another beautiful view. The road is not for the faint of heart. You...More

13  Thank thurbers
Reviewed September 9, 2017

The 1 or the PCH is the way to go if you want to see the beautiful California Coast. However, it is impossible to go the entire way of the coast on the 1 so you must go through the 101 especially because of the...More

5  Thank Daniel A
Reviewed September 6, 2017

We started just north of the Golden Gate bridge in SF and made it all the way to LA. Just from this starting point, one can tell that this is an unusual scenery, that only gets better as you travel south. Driving for 3 days...More

8  Thank Al0ni
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