Traveling from Anaheim to San Francisco

 

We will soon be vacationing and I plan to drive from Anaheim, CA to San Francisco, CA and I want to stay on the Pacific Coast Highway, not expressways. We intend to stop at Hearst Castle on the way north and also Monterey Bay. Any suggestions how to keep my nuvi 350 from trying to put us on expressways, except where necessary?

tool settings

You may be able to go to tool settings then avoidances and put check mark in highways.My wife and I travelled the Pacific Coast Hwy Route 1 a few years back.What a trip.Pacific Coast is beautiful.You may want to plot out your stops that you want to make and set up a poi file for for guidance.Let me know how Hearst Casle is.We didn't get there a flash flood had wiped out a road that we needed to travel to get there.

Just as a suggestion you can go to this site and see some of the bus tours to Calf http://www.funtoursinc.com/tours.asp and they will also send you a free catalog.I find the trip I want and check the stops out on the internet and add others then plan the trip out.Ideal for poi file.Takes a lot of the guess work out of it. May want to look at this catalog too http://www.gosunshinetours.com/ . The catalogs are more detailed.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Hearst Castle

I believe if you put in Hearst Castle as your destination, it may take you by Solvang anyway. When you put in your destination, do a "insert as via point" with Lompoc and it may take you via route 1 straight in addition to avoiding highways setting. (unless you want a Danish breakfast in Solvang). When you are ready to leave Hearst, put Big Sur in as a via point as well. There is Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP in Big Sur too if you want to see a tropical like water fall fall onto the beach it's a good leg stretch location (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=570)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Pfeiffer_Burns_State_Park). Don't forget to stop in Carmel for an hour or two. Clint Eastwood owns the Hogs Breath Inn there. Nice outdoor restaurant with your own fireplace. (http://www.hogsbreathinn.net/)

FYI, There is only one Gas station on that route that will take all your money in Big Sur (>$5 a gallon)

cellis wrote: We will soon

cellis wrote:

We will soon be vacationing and I plan to drive from Anaheim, CA to San Francisco, CA and I want to stay on the Pacific Coast Highway, not expressways. We intend to stop at Hearst Castle on the way north and also Monterey Bay. Any suggestions how to keep my nuvi 350 from trying to put us on expressways, except where necessary?

IF you have mapsource you can make waypoints along the route that you want to take and each waypoint just put in the next one and this will keep you on track.

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

Route Control

Unfortunately there is no way to change a route and keep the changes transparent. You can of course add waypoints which works fine except that the GPS will want to take you the exact waypoint which you will want to ignore.

I have done the following as the best compromise using MapSource. Right click on a highway sign where you want to go like 101 and select the appropiate waypoint like US 101 N and then create a new waypoint. With a few well chosen signs you should get the route you want. These waypoint will be announced as you drive as "approaching". But you drive right through it so you're not told to turn right, etc. If you do a route reversal then you need to change the 101 N to 101 S, etc.

I have done this for various routes in CA like Phoenix to Simi Valley leaving I10 for I210 and the technique works well.

Tour guide for CA route 1 Coast

Cellis, I had some free time and put this GPS tour guide together for you quickly. It should help you on route 1. I just popped in some quick POI's that may interest you along the way on route 1. They should pop up around 3 miles out.

http://www.geovative.com/GeoTours/tourView.asp?6174Vq=GJHM

Let me know when you download it so I can remove it later.

nice tips. I usually just

nice tips.

I usually just add regular waypoints and GPSr will keep on telling me I'm off course when I just drove by without stopping.

wow, nice tour!!!

wow, nice tour!!!

Dinner

If you happen to hit Santa Barbara at dinner time, try Downey's on State St. for dinner. Expensive but worth every dime. And no, I don't work there, just a fan who used to live in Ventura county and am now in FL.

Pacific Coast Highway

Living in San Diego, this is something I've been meaning to do for some time.

Paul S.