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Along Highway 101
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Introducing Along Highway 101

Driving inland along Hwy 101 is a quicker way to travel between the Bay Area and Southern California. Although it lacks the striking scenery of coastal Hwy 1, the historic El Camino Real (King’s Highway), established by Spanish conquistadors and missionaries, has a beauty of its own, from the fertile fields of Salinas, immortalized by novelist John Steinbeck, to the oak-dappled golden hills of San Luis Obispo and beaches beyond. Along the way are ghostly missions, jaw-dropping Pinnacles National Park and wineries worth stopping for.