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Best driving route from DL, Anaheim to Pismo Bch.

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Best driving route from DL, Anaheim to Pismo Bch.

We are family of 4 from Austratralia. We plan to drive up the coast to San Francisco in February 2012. What is the best route to drive - least stressful traffic and scenic. From Anaheim, go west to Long Bch, up Vista Del Ray and through Santa Monica or go inland, east of LA and go north to the Malibu hills? Any ideas would be appreciated?

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1. Re: Best driving route from DL, Anaheim to Pismo Bch.

The coastal route is nicer, you would want to get to Santa Monica and head up the coast through towns like Malibu, Agura Hills and Oxnard.

The drive up the 101 through the Thousand Oaks area is pretty boring, though there is the Camarillo Outlet Center, a very large Outlet center, so what do you prefer, the coastline, or shopping?

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2. Re: Best driving route from DL, Anaheim to Pismo Bch.

Thanks for your quick response, Darkbeer.

I like the coastline advice. How long would this take from Anaheim? 4 or 5 hrs with no stops. Would leaving Anaheim at 9 am avoid LA peak hr traffic?

Best place to stop for a family-friendly lunch - Malibu or Santa Barbara?

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3. Re: Best driving route from DL, Anaheim to Pismo Bch.

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