There are several ways to drive up north, one being the 5 freeway, which in my opinion, is such a BORING drive! (nothing but fields)But you do save about 1 1/2 hours from L.A. to Monterey County.
We prefer taking the 101 to the 1 freeway because there’s so much to see and do along the way. One thing I would recommend is making a quick stop at the beautiful Modanna Inn. in San Luis Obispo. I have yet to stay there but trust me, it’s on my bucket list! I feel like it’s more a girl’s trip. Anyway, these pictures where taken at their cute little garden on our way to Pacific Grove, CA.
100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401