Driving LA to Seattle, Route options

Discussion in 'General' started by pscook, Aug 19, 2020.

  1. SundaySocial

    SundaySocial Blue and Gold

    YOLO 101 north from Smell A
    North of SF - 101 to Cloverdale
    128 North to 1, and back to 101
    254 is the Avenue of the Giants.
    101 north (Overnight in Crescent City) to Tillamook Oregon
    Oregon State Route 6 to Portland -5 north
    Sea scapes, tree scapes, mountain vistas, and I-5 expedite close to home.
  2. Peter Hively

    Peter Hively Registered

  3. dsapsis

    dsapsis El Jefe de los Monos

    Can't hit up Summer Lake Hot Springs if you go west at Susanville, though.
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    And beware of Tito's -- the tacos are basically glorified Tac0Bell style tacos. Quite tasty, but a bit of an outlier. Their salsa is more chunky gazpacho ( tomatoes, oregano, salt) than a cruda. Right around the corner from Tito's is another hallmark: Johnnie's pastrami. I guess if you like fast food hamburgers, In-and-Out is ok, but not what anyone other than Jules might call a "Tasty burger, Vincent!"
  4. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Have you priced a one way rental car yet?
  5. YamahaRick

    YamahaRick Yamaha Two Stroke Czar

    I thought the objective was to return asap, not a extended trip, hence me saying take the 5. If you have time, I'd take the coastal route and stop at places like the Hearst Castle and Big Sur. The driving would be more enjoyable, but you will need lots more time.

    INO to me is like CFA to others. Better than average fast food with great customer service. And, of course, not available where I live. For a dining "experience," that is typically beyond my budget. Though there is a place near LAX (Marina Del Rey, IIRC) called Killer Shrimp that is good food but still easy on the wallet.
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  6. TWF2

    TWF2 2 heads are better than 1

    55 miles difference I-5 vs Reno route. I bet time is about same.
  7. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Given the traffic on the 5 just between our hotel and Buttonwillow I'd agree, might even be a bit quicker with a stop to lose money in casinos :D
  8. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    Just came back from 10 days in Washington and all I can say is steer clear of Yakima. For some reason I had it in my head that it was some magical place only to find out that it's the crack whore capital of the US. God what a dump. Maybe I missed something but it made Gary, In look like the French Riviera in comparison.
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  9. TWF2

    TWF2 2 heads are better than 1

    Hitting Stockton and Sac at wrong time is bonus :)
    I used to get from Reno to Fontana in 6hr. You can haul ass on 395, nobody on it. I-5 is full of big trucks slowing flow.
  10. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Not too many issues with the trucks but always issues with the Cali peeps in packs running in the left lane. Granted the 55mph for anything with a trailer is idiotic and screws it all up too.
  11. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    Not yet...I'm a few weeks away from goin to LA. I'm pretty excited about it. :clap:
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  12. Jedb

    Jedb Professional Novice :-)

    Yakima is the land of mis-spelling.
  13. Knotcher

    Knotcher Well-Known Member

    LOL, all know the Yak sucks. Has for a long time.
  14. YamahaRick

    YamahaRick Yamaha Two Stroke Czar

    Just checked - two hour difference.
  15. YamahaRick

    YamahaRick Yamaha Two Stroke Czar

    We will check back with you in 12 and again in 18 months to see what your opinion is at that time.
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  16. pscook

    pscook Well-Known Member

  17. pscook

    pscook Well-Known Member

    Agreement made to buy the car. Now I'm buying airfare. If the car doesn't work out we are going to rent a car from Enterprise as they do one way to SEA out of LAX.

    Still leaning Reno, need to consult with my sister to see if she's cool with a detour. Only two hours is easy for me, but need to be sure it's a team decision.
  18. Big T

    Big T Well-Known Member

    If you're going to Summer Lake, hit up the Cowboy Dinner Tree. http://www.cowboydinnertree.net/
    Just make reservations in advance, it's really popular
  19. Big T

    Big T Well-Known Member

    Two hours assumes you're going the speed limit. 395 and any road off of it, fit the "middle of nowhere" description. 90 plus will get you there faster. Not that I'm encouraging illegal activity :)

    Be sure to gas up and plan your gas stops. Some places listed as towns have no services
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  20. pscook

    pscook Well-Known Member

    I'm the slower driver by far. I'll have Katy do the overnight stretches :D

    Good point on gas stops. I'll check that out on either route.

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