Crater Lake National Park
Point Reyes Station
California: Relaxing hotel resort to stay a few nights via monterey en route to LA?
Not only are there great hotels on the beach at Pismo Beach, but it is a great beach. If you stay there, be sure to go to F. McLintocks Saloon and Dining House for dinner.
San Francisco: 1 Week Road Trip from SF to Santa Monica- must see stops down the coast?
Yosemite National Park and the coast are two distinct things. Things you don't want to miss on the coast are The Monterey Bay Aquarium, 17 Mile Dr and Hearst Castle. Everything else...
San Francisco: What to do with 1 day in San Francisco?
Take the cable car from market street to Fisherman's Wharf. But then unless you want to eat at McDonald's with a naked weirdo drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County. You could go to Sausalito...
Los Angeles: Christmas meals in Los Angeles?
Don't know if they are open, but Houston's or McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks in Manhattan Beach both fit your description.
San Francisco: So much to see and do, so little time.
Drive North across the Golden Gate Bridge in daylight to Sausalito. Have dinner and return to San Francisco after dark.
Los Angeles: Driving from LA to Portland for Xmas. Any must see stops/food/views?
Azalea, Oregon. Biggest and best cinnabons in the west. Don't blink or you'll drive right by.
What's a song that makes you want to pick up and travel?
"On the road again" by Willie Nelson. No need to bring the weed.
If money were no object, where would you go?
Not so much where, but with whom! A sunset sail without e-mail A little sea spray and a bold Cabernet
San Francisco: Restaurants for 50th Birthday San Francisco?
Alioto's Restaurant, great seafood on the wharf.