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  1. Default I-5 or Hwy 101: PDX to San Francisco

    I'm planning a trip from Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA in late November and am trying to decide between I-5 or Hwy 101, which might be a prettier drive. Any suggestions?

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    If you want to do the drive in one day, I-5 is the only reasonable choice. Taking 101 and/or CA-1 is a multiple day trip.

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    Welcome to the RTA forum!

    For "a prettier" drive, I'd probably say US-101 would be the popular choice. However, you are looking at 2 very different routes and roads here. If pretty is your goal, then the coast highway is great, but if time is a big factor, its not a good option. Taking US-101 would easily take twice, if not 3 times as long as the freeway. Unless you've got 3 days for the trip, you'll need to spend at least some of your time on I-5, and if you've only got 1 day, I-5 is your only choice.

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    If you do have 3 days, my choice would be 101 to Leggett, then CA-1 the rest of the way.

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