Anderson's Pea Soup
San Luis Reservoir
That is one of the most boring stretches of highway in the state...Pretty in it's own way if you like miles of rolling golden hills, but not much else along there.
If you have a couple more hours you could cut through Paso Robles to Big Sur and head up Highway 1. That would be a far more interesting drive.
BTW welcome to the forum.
Yep, that is a very boring route. You set the cruise control at 80mph try not to fall asleep ;)
Do stop at Casa De Fruta after you pass the resevoir on 152.
If we do have to rush back we take 5 with just a coffee break at the Starbucks just below the grapevine and then drive all the way down 5 holding our nose as the hit Cowalinga and I guess if you are going to San Jose, you take 152 but we drive on 5 further upEdited: 08 June 2012, 19:14
There's nothing until you reach 152, and then you've got fruit stands and aforementioned Casa de Fruta. And Gilroy at the intersection of 101 and 152. But 5 itself? Make sure you've got good music or books on tape. .
Not sure why Gilroy has been mentioned....it's not on Hwy 5.
Anyways....On Hwy 5 you can see:
Fort Tejon. http://www.forttejon.org/maps.html
The Los Banos Historical Museum in Los Banos
Delicato Vineyards in Manteca (if you go that far)
Basically....not much to see. Take the suggestion to go via 126 to the 101 N and onward to San Jose. Way more picturesque.
If you like steak, a good place to stop on Highway 5 is Harris Ranch (its also a nice place to stay overnight with its Olympic Size Swimming pool and many jacuzzi areas.)
Yes, that is absolutely correct. Hopefully RuthDeW sees that just taking the 101 N is the more desireable route.