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Drive from carmel to san simeon

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Drive from carmel to san simeon

Wow--the trip takes 3 to 3.5 hrs on Hwy 1 and 4 hrs on Hwy 101! I was thinking Hwy 101 might be faster because it's more of a straight shot. Another thing is we will be accompanied by some seniors who have to make frequent rest stops, and I was thinking 101 might have more of those than Hwy 1.

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1. Re: Drive from carmel to san simeon

From 101 you have to cross over to the coast at Cambria and then backtrack north to get to San Simeon. 101 might have more rest stops, 1 is pretty much undeveloped after the Big Sur River valley. But there are campgrounds and such, so if you know where these are it shouldn't be a big problem to find "rest stops". It would be a real shame to miss the Big Sur coast just because of, well a need for "rest stops".

see

http://jrabold.net/bigsur/

for a detailed guide to the whole area.