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Driving from Carlsbad to LA

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Driving from Carlsbad to LA

I am coming over to California in mid October from the UK. Spending a week in Carlsbad then driving to Newport Beach for a few days before heading up to LA. I have a 6 year old with me, is there anywhere to avoid or not to miss along the route?

Also what will the weather be like at that time of year

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1. Re: Driving from Carlsbad to LA

Hi, It is a short drive of barely an hour between the 2 beach cities(without traffic).

There is no place you need to avoid. At some point, either right in Carlsbad or in the town due north called Oceanside, you'll have to get onto the I-5 freeway in order to pass through the Camp Pendleton Marine Base. That part of I-5 is actually quite scenic going through the base. Afterwards you'll have a choice to get over to the coast or stay on I-5 for longer.

This Google route map shows the drive going from I-5 through the base and then getting to the coastal road for the rest of the drive:


Mid October is generally mild weather. Count on high 60sF and perhaps into the low 70sF on a nice day.

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2. Re: Driving from Carlsbad to LA

A week in Carlsbad and 4 days in L.A.? Curious. Where in L.A? The City of Los Angeles is quite big and spread-out, and the County of Los Angeles, encompassing about 75 cities, is huge. What do you intend to see there? You should see lots of beach scenery during your time in Carlsbad, but the drive north on I-5 is pleasant. Typically need to pay to park if you want to visit beaches. San Juan Capistrano kind of interesting. http://goo.gl/maps/tv1qY

Edited: 25 August 2014, 19:11
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3. Re: Driving from Carlsbad to LA

We have a week in carlsbad 4 days in Newport Beach and then two days at the Magic Castle Hotel in LA.

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