How do I get from Santa Rosa, CA to I-5 North?
October 6, 2005 11:55 PM Subscribe
DrivingDirectionsFilter: I'm in Santa Rosa, California, and I'm planning to take I-5 north to Portland, Oregon. What's the best way from here over to I-5?
posted by moss to Travel & Transportation around Portland, OR (12 answers total)
The map websites all suggest taking US-101 north to CA-20, and then taking that over to the 5. That will work, but it also means driving through slow, windy mountain roads (which I'm sure I'll get enough of later on), and backtracking a bit into the bargain.
The obvious alternative is to go down to Novato and then take CA-37 and I-80 east to Sacramento. But that seems kind of out of the way, too--I don't really want to spend my first hour of driving going the wrong direction.
So with all the back roads around here, it seems like there must be a better way--something a bit more direct, and maybe a bit less carsickness-inducing. Does anybody have a good idea of what it might be?
(For what it's worth, I'm actually in Healdsburg--about 15 minutes north of Santa Rosa--but I figure it's already a bit of a stretch to hope that someone will know this area that well.)