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Rt 74 (Ortega Highway) Dana Pt toward Palm Springs

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Rt 74 (Ortega Highway) Dana Pt toward Palm Springs

We fly into Orange County on Friday afternoon, Feb. 16 and are driving to Palm Springs that night. I've gotten good advice on how and when to drive there. But I'm wondering about driving south to Dana Point, having dinner then heading out on Rt 74. I'd like to avoid as much traffic as possible.

If this a feasible plan?

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1. Re: Rt 74 (Ortega Highway) Dana Pt toward Palm Springs

74 is a slow scenic road through some coastal mts. I wouldn't choose to drive it at night unless I knew the road well.

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2. Re: Rt 74 (Ortega Highway) Dana Pt toward Palm Springs

I agree. I live in Palm Desert and take 74 often. I don't particulary care to drive it after dark. and I know the road well.

It's beautiful during the day, tho!

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3. Re: Rt 74 (Ortega Highway) Dana Pt toward Palm Springs

Thank you both!

-Ann

4. Re: Rt 74 (Ortega Highway) Dana Pt toward Palm Springs

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