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A  RosalieAnn Beasley and 1 other answered · December 07, 2017

California: Help me

I would recommend the Monterey Bay area (Carmel By the Sea​, Monterey​, Pacific Grove​ and also  San Juan Bautista​ and some of the coastal redwoods (a different species than the sequoias that... See More

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A  Chelsy w and 8 others answered · July 18, 2017

San Francisco: Road Trip San francisco to Los Angeles

Santa Cruz​ Old hippie, surf town. Interesting. Monterey​ Great Monterey Bay AquariumPacific GroveCarmel By the Sea​ All charming See More

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A  Lyn Coveleski Fisher and 3 others answered · June 07, 2017

Los Angeles: Coastal Road Trip

I answered this in Trippy in August 2016.  But not the whole way to Portland.  I did a cut and paste. If you are in no hurry, then Highway 1 is the way to go. It will take you awhile. Most of it is one lane each way and there are a lot of RV's and slow-moving... See More

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A  RosalieAnn Beasley answered · May 01, 2017

Pacific Coast Hwy: Suggestions on activities

Pebble Beach​ equestrian center has coastal trail rides - don't know if that is close enough to the beach for you.  There is a dune buggy rental place in Oceano​ but I don't know how reckless they will allow you to be. ... See More

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A  RosalieAnn Beasley and 4 others answered · April 01, 2017

Carmel By the Sea: Would you stay in Carmel or San Luis Obispo?

I would prefer Carmel By the Sea​  because it is near so many other nice places (Monterey​, Pacific Grove​, San Juan Bautista​, and Big Sur​)  I think the old Fort Ord also... See More

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A  RosalieAnn Beasley and 1 other answered · March 15, 2017

San Francisco: Planning a Round Road trip from San Fran to Big Sur and back, please help!

Flying into SF one day and leaving the next morning is not just " not a lot of time "  It is NO time. I don't know what there is to see in Santa Cruz- I've never spent much time there, so I think you could do the mystery tour and Santa Cruz in the same... See More

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A  Lyn Coveleski Fisher and 4 others answered · August 19, 2016

Los Angeles: Road trip from LA to Seattle

If you are in no hurry, then Highway 1 is the way to go.  It will take you awhile.  Most of it is one lane each way and there are a lot of RV's and slow-moving vehicles because of the gorgeous scenery.  If you are driving north, you will be on the land side most... See More

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A  Fritzi Lareau and 6 others answered · July 17, 2015

Los Angeles: Two places to stop and sleep from Santa Monica to San Francisco?

I highly recommend you drive Route 1 all the way.  As you leave Santa Monica, the stretch of Route 1 going north to Carpinteria​ and Ventura​ is beautiful.  By all means stop at Santa Barbara​ which has a walkable... See More

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A  Krista Gray and 1 other answered · May 26, 2015

California: Need help with a CA itinerary from Northern CA to Southern CA

Hi Rhonda, How exciting! I suggest going about your itinerary in a circle, map and suggestions below: 9/6-9/10: Fly into SFO and spend three days in the city. 9/11: Drive to Sonoma​ (~1.5 hours). I suggest getting a hotel even if you aren't... See More

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A  Krista Gray and 2 others answered · April 28, 2015

Carmel: Hip Hotels in Carmel or Monterey?

Hi Claire, Carmel and Monterey are wonderful places to stay. I was super lucky to live in the area for two years, and recommend you check out the following: Monterey:  Stay: Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa​ or Portola... See More

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