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Old 07-16-2009, 09:37 AM
 
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On a Tuesday at 7:30 AM I am driving from Pacific Beach, San Diego, Ca to Bakersfield, CA. Given the day and time, which direction would you take? Also, I am not from the area so complex directions would not be good.
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:44 AM
 
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I-5
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:46 AM
 
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Take 5N /Pacific Beach to 52E to 15N to 210W to 5N, follow signs to HWY 99/Bakersfield.
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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Going straight up 5N equals nightmare traffic in LA, particularly through the perpetual construction zone in Anaheim.

The route I posted cuts out the bulk of the urban traffic and routes you through the Golden Empire via I-15 to 210 (Ontario, La Verne, Pasadena), a brief jog through the more remote outskirts of the San Fernando Valley, the area close to Magic Mountain, over the Grapevine, and on to 99.

I lived in Bakersfield for several years and this was the route I always took to drive to my parents' place in University City/San Diego.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:25 AM
 
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That sounds like a good way to go.
Since I'm leaving at 7:30 AM, I'm sure I'll hit traffic no matter which way I go.
Just looking at the map I can't see I-5 being a good option going through LA.

We intend to get lunch at '24th Street Cafe' in Bakersfield and then continue to Yosemite. Is the '24th' a good spot for lunch?, ever been? Think of any better...?
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