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San Francisco to Huntington Beach drive

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  San Francisco
 Los Banos
 Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
 Six Flags Magic Mountain
 Los Angeles
   Huntington Beach 
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


San Francisco to Huntington Beach road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Francisco to Huntington Beach. If you're planning a road trip to Huntington Beach, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between San Francisco and Huntington Beach. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between San Francisco and Huntington Beach. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in San Francisco
drive for about 48 minutes

10:48 am  Livermore
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:48 am
drive for about 53 minutes

12:42 pm  Modesto
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:42 pm
drive for about 58 minutes

2:40 pm  Los Banos
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:40 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:06 pm  eat at Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Coalinga
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:36 am  Buttonwillow
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:36 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:24 pm  eat at Six Flags Magic Mountain
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:24 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

4:13 pm  Los Angeles
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 6:13 pm
drive for about 47 minutes

7:01 pm  arrive in Huntington Beach
eat at Mama D's Italy Kitchen

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Livermore  (10 answers)
    Hacienda Crossings  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Livermore:
        Concannon Vineyard

Modesto  (6 answers)

Los Banos

Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant  (5 mentions)


Six Flags Magic Mountain  (10 mentions)

Los Angeles  (610 answers)
    Santa Monica Pier  (70 mentions)
    Griffith Observatory  (63 mentions)
    Venice Beach Boardwalk  (62 mentions)
    Abbot Kinney  (56 mentions)
    Third Street Promenade  (55 mentions)
    restaurants around Los Angeles:
        Bottega Louie
        Grand Central Market
    questions about Los Angeles:
        Where are the top 5 places to see a celebrity in L.A.?
        What's your favorite burger in L.A?
        Free things to do in Los Angeles?
        What are the top 3 beaches in Los Angeles?
        Area an hour away from LAX airport

Where's the best place to eat in Huntington Beach?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Mama D's Italy Kitchen, which was mentioned 2 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Pizzeria Mozza  (2 mentions)
Bear Flag Fish Company  (2 mentions)
Eat Chow  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Huntington Beach? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Huntington Beach?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Balboa Island  (8 mentions)
Balboa Island  (3 mentions)
The Wedge  (2 mentions)
South Coast Plaza  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Huntington Beach. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Sheryl from asked:
Dog friendly restaurants?  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Huntington Beach.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Huntington Beach to San Francisco drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from San Francisco to Huntington Beach. Or get a full San Francisco to Huntington Beach flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know San Francisco well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about San Francisco!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 420 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 34 minutes
628 San Francisco travel answers
10 Livermore travel answers
6 Modesto travel answers
1 Los Banos travel answer
610 Los Angeles travel answers
20 Huntington Beach travel answers


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