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Driving up on Hwy 1 from LA to SF. Any eaterly suggestions?

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We are driving up Hwy 1 to SF from LA visiting interestin/beautiful small towns along the way. You guys have any suggestions for breakfast, lunch and Dinner? Our schedule is as follows.
1st night----Morro bay
2nd and 3rd night----Monterey
4th and 5th night -----SF

Doesn'r have to be fancy but unique local food will be nice.
In SF ,we are looking for the the the best dimsum place too.
Thank you in advance. BT

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  1. You should ask the moderators to move this post to the California Board as well as post/research your query on the San Francisco Board as well. If you are planning on eating along the 101/1 from LA through Ventura, the LA Board would work.

    The 1 is a great drive through the Central Coast up to the Bay Area - bring lots of film/memory and batteries, safe driving and have a great time!

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    1. Hiway 1 IS CLOSED between Ragged point ( specifically at Alder Creek) and Carmel. You must take an inland route up 101 through the Salinas Valley, the detour is over Hiwghway 46 just south of Cambria., about 20 minutes north of Morro Bay. This detour takes you through the winery-rich Paso Robles viticultural area, over 250 wineries and tasting rooms. Aw-w-w--w-w-w-w!

      If you are set on visiting Big Sur, it is accessible but only from the north @ Carmel.

      From CalTrans bulletin on 5/24:

      " The estimated opening date is tentatively scheduled for mid-June...Motorists traveling to Big Sur from the SOUTH can take Hwy. 101 to the Monterey area, proceed west on Hwy. 68 then south on Hwy. 1 to reach Big Sur."

      Note that there are at least three other current threads running on this board already covering your topic. They started a couple of weeks ago, so the information is up-to-date. See them in the list below the last post here. To avoid rehash, read on. Certainly, if you have a specific question not discussed on those threads, ask away!

      Also, you can research any towns along you route by using the search function at the top of the page, just enter the town name and threads will come up with valuable information on this much-discussed area of California. But I'd say read existing threads first.

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        1. re: bigtuna27

          Highway 1 now open through Big Sur.