Originally Posted by MMMOTORCYCLE
Need a locals opinion on some realistic traffic and drive times.
1. Getting out of SanFran on a Friday afternoon (actually twice), we are headed north from the airport to Muir Woods, then back south to Pacifica.
2. Pacifica south to Morro Bay area along Hwy1...about
That should not be a big deal. By 3 pm, traffic leaving the Bay Area will get heavy, but that will be northbound Golden Gate Bridge, and eastbound on the others heaving for the Central Valley. After your trip to Muir Woods, traffic should be light heading south on the Golden Gate. You will need to pre-pay the toll heading south, though. If you look online, there are a few places in the City where you can do it in person, or pay online. I think it is a PITA, but you can't fight city hall.
If you are not familiar with SF driving, it will be pretty hectic just getting across town. It can be fun, but watch out for crazy drivers and tourists who make last minute decisions.
Check out the Pelican Inn in Muir Woods. It is a B&B with a little English pub downstairs.