Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Pasadena to Vista. If you're planning a road trip to Vista, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
10:00 am start in Pasadena
drive for about 20 minutes
10:20 am Los Angeles
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 12:20 pm
drive for about 1 hour
1:20 pm Laguna Beach
stay for about 1.5 hours and leave at 2:50 pm
drive for about 1 hour
3:58 pm Del Mar
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:58 pm
drive for about 25 minutes
driving ≈ 3 hours
Your starting point is Pasadena, California.
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Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.
Los Angeles (569 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:
Grand Central Market
hotels around Los Angeles:
Shutters On the Beach
The Standard Downtown LA
Ace Hotel Los Angeles
The Huntley Hotel
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?
Best restaurants in Los Angeles?
Laguna Beach (60 answers)
Crystal Cove State Park (10 mentions)
Balboa Island (8 mentions)
Balboa Island (3 mentions)
Victoria Beach (3 mentions)
Dana Point Harbor (2 mentions)
restaurants around Laguna Beach:
Javier's Restaurant - Newport Beach
The Beachcomber Cafe
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
hotels around Laguna Beach:
Montage Laguna Beach
Surf and Sand Resort
The Inn at Laguna Beach
La Casa Del Camino
Laguna Beach House
questions about Laguna Beach:
Where to stay and non-surfing things to do in Laguna Beach
What is your favorite restaurant in Laguna Beach?
Del Mar (25 answers)
La Jolla (38 mentions)
La Jolla Cove (29 mentions)
Torrey Pines State Park (16 mentions)
Black's Beach (6 mentions)
Self-Realization Fellowship (6 mentions)
restaurants around Del Mar:
George's At The Cove
Eddie V's - La Jolla
George's Ocean Terrace
hotels around Del Mar:
La Valencia Hotel
The Grand Del Mar
L'Auberge Del Mar
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Your final destination is Vista, California.
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Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?
The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Vista.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Stone Brewing Company, which was mentioned 4 times.
Here are some more restaurants people talk about:
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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:
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