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best route : LA to Monterey

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best route : LA to Monterey

Hi folks,

I need your advise as to the fastest route from LA to Monterey Bay. I mapquest/Yahoo map it. It seems the same duration via 101 or I-5. I thought going through I-5 would be faster but now I am not sure.


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1. Re: best route : LA to Monterey

I-5 is generally fastest due to its main purpose is to move traffic quickly (i.e. no one is going slow to see the scenery.). As such, its the fastest road of the 2.

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2. Re: best route : LA to Monterey

The fastest route is definitely 5 to 46 West to 101 N to 68 West to the Montery Peninsula.

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3. Re: best route : LA to Monterey

we always take the 5 to carmel or monterey and always look forward to a meal at harris ranch.

4. Re: best route : LA to Monterey

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