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scenic drive from Long Beach to Carlsbad

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scenic drive from Long Beach to Carlsbad


We are arriving at long beach and want to stay in carlsbad. We would like to take the scenic route(pacific ocean/mountain). We are arriving around 12 noon. Please could someone let me know which route i should take to carlsbad for this scenic drive and approximately how long it would take to reach carlsbad? Thanks in advance! Please note we are travelling as family with children and seniors.

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1. Re: scenic drive from Long Beach to Carlsbad

You can start from just south of Seal Beach and take Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy 1) through the beach cities: Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and stay along the coast on Coast Hwy to San Clemente where you will have to get on Interstate 5 through Camp Pendleton to Oceanside. In Oceanside you can either get back near the beach on Coast Hwy until you arrive in Carlsbad or stay on I-5.

With stops along the way it may take you 2 - 21/2 hours.

Edited: 23 March 2012, 03:06
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3. Re: scenic drive from Long Beach to Carlsbad

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