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Old 08-20-2012, 05:29 PM   #15
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If you are going to cross the 101/Golden Gate for the scenery, be sure to check the weather. Nothing more annoying than fighting the traffic through the city after crossing the bridge in heavy fog where you can't see anything anyway.

If you've already seen the Golden Gate, I second/third/fourth/fifth the 12->80->880->101 routing. Much, much quicker.

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I agree. Once you cross the Golden Gate 101 takes you right through downtown street traffic in San Francisco. There's really no highway here...you drive straight through the city, traffic, lights and all. Unless you want to see/cross the bridge I'd avoid it. We used to drive that route (Van Ness) everyday when we lived there and personally wouldn't like to take the big rig on it.

If you do decide to cross the bridge I agree with Scarab0088 and prefer 280 just south of the city. Much more scenic and relaxed than 101. So would second taking that to 85 to 101. Once there take 101 all the way down. It's a nice drive.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:00 PM   #16
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If you are going to cross the 101/Golden Gate for the scenery, be sure to check the weather. Nothing more annoying than fighting the traffic through the city after crossing the bridge in heavy fog where you can't see anything anyway.
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Aw come on.... nothing like a little adventure.

Seriously though, I was born and raised in The City and have only taken my coach over the Golden Gate and through town once. I don't want to do it again.

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Hi. Leaving fromNapa to Santa Barbra via Monterey/Carmel. Hwy 101 OK for 45 foot coach w/ towed car? Heard Hwy 1 to be avoided with a big rig. Any suggestions, comments? Thanks.
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I actually don't mind taking my DP through the city if it makes sense; but the truth is that unless there's something ugly happening in the East Bay it's quicker to take the 880->580->101 for me (for example, getting from Sunnyvale to Sears Point)

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