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Cities are listed from north to south starting with Santa Cruz, ending with before San Louis Obispo. For San Jose and anywhere north, click here. For Santa Barbara and anywhere south click here.
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Santa Cruz area

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Monterey area

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Cannery Row

Pebble Beach, CA (golfing)

17-Mile Drive Waste of time and money IMO. Views are lackluster at best- UshDadude

Pacific Grove, CA (Butterfly capital of the world)

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Carmel-By-The-Sea

Big Sur area

Bixby Bridge

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San Simeon area

Hearst Castle

Cambria, CA

San Lois Obispo (SLO) area

Moro Bay State Park

Pismo Beach

Solvang, CA

Restaurants

None officially, with the following exception:

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Pismo Beach, CA is considered a Southern California store. This means all the food is kosher. There are no other Coffee Bean Stores between San Jose and Santa Barbara.

Shuls

Chabad by the Sea (Santa Cruz)

Chabad of Monterey

Chabad of Carmel Valley

Chabad of SLO
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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #300 on: September 27, 2017, 12:28:49 PM »

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #301 on: September 27, 2017, 05:27:00 PM »
so if i want to try and daven in a minyan I will need to stay in San Jose/ Palo alto for day and night and then drive to LA next morning is that to aggressive bay area to LA one day via PCH? would you make any short stops for sightseeing?

if i do that what would you do if you had one full day in bay area (san Jose pal alto area) would you drive a bit south to experience Monterray, napa valley, SF???

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #302 on: September 27, 2017, 05:31:43 PM »
All well discussed in the wiki of this thread and the NorCal thread - http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=152.0.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #303 on: September 27, 2017, 05:33:28 PM »
so if i want to try and daven in a minyan I will need to stay in San Jose/ Palo alto for day and night and then drive to LA next morning is that to aggressive bay area to LA one day via PCH? would you make any short stops for sightseeing?

if i do that what would you do if you had one full day in bay area (san Jose pal alto area) would you drive a bit south to experience Monterray, napa valley, SF???
Keep in mind, once again, that PCH is CLOSED until further notice around Big Sur so you CANNOT drive all the way down the coast.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #304 on: September 28, 2017, 09:25:11 AM »
All well discussed in the wiki of this thread and the NorCal thread - http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=152.0.

1. some may have not commented on the Wiki or thread

2. I am asking  recommendations for specific scenarios that people may want to chime in that are not really answered by a general wiki.


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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #305 on: November 07, 2017, 11:46:18 AM »
any one remembers which airline Dan recommends for flying from NYC to the west coast using points in premium? i remember it being a red eye and code share of BA? maybe? not sure though of the arrival city. would really appreciate

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #306 on: December 28, 2017, 10:41:27 PM »
In advance it seems the only options for J flat lie down is JFK-SFO for 32.5K one way using AA miles? Seems like lots of dates some even at 25K. 

checking availability on United EWR-SFO J reveals basically zero available dates for saver award would need to use 50K

My question are all business class seats on AA flights flat lie down seats from JFK-SFO?

UA just started lie flat to SAN

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #307 on: December 29, 2017, 02:45:27 PM »
To compete with B6 and DL who do lie-flat.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #308 on: April 29, 2018, 11:16:25 PM »
I am going for a conference in San Jose in mid june, finishes Thursday any idea of where to stay over shabbes on the way home, a stopover?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #309 on: April 29, 2018, 11:17:49 PM »
I am going for a conference in San Jose in mid june, finishes Thursday any idea of where to stay over shabbes on the way home, a stopover?
Where's home? Why not Palo Alto?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #310 on: June 25, 2018, 09:27:09 AM »
I will be going in beginning of August to SFO and driving down to LA over four days, itinerary is drafted and would appreciate any help with booking or suggesting hotels and rental cars.

August 5th 2018 - arrive at sfo, need to pickup minivan or large SUV which I will return at LAX on the 22nd
Hotel #1 night Aug 5-6 - Ritz-Carlton half Moon Bay, booked
Hotel #2 night Aug 6-7 - Intercontinental the Clement, monterey, not booked
Hotel #3 night Aug 7-8 - the Inn at the pier, Pismo Beach, not booked
Hotel #4 night Aug 8-9 - Ritz Carlton bacara, Santa Barbara, not booked
We will be staying from the 9th till the 22nd St a relative in la
If anyone can help me with other suggestions, activities for my kids etc that would be amazing. I also haven't figured how in will have good food the trip as I am coming from Canada and can't bring meat or dairy through customs.


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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #311 on: June 25, 2018, 10:18:06 AM »
I will be going in beginning of August to SFO and driving down to LA over four days, itinerary is drafted and would appreciate any help with booking or suggesting hotels and rental cars.

August 5th 2018 - arrive at sfo, need to pickup minivan or large SUV which I will return at LAX on the 22nd
Hotel #1 night Aug 5-6 - Ritz-Carlton half Moon Bay, booked
Hotel #2 night Aug 6-7 - Intercontinental the Clement, monterey, not booked
Hotel #3 night Aug 7-8 - the Inn at the pier, Pismo Beach, not booked
Hotel #4 night Aug 8-9 - Ritz Carlton bacara, Santa Barbara, not booked
We will be staying from the 9th till the 22nd St a relative in la
If anyone can help me with other suggestions, activities for my kids etc that would be amazing. I also haven't figured how in will have good food the trip as I am coming from Canada and can't bring meat or dairy through customs.
For the car, you would likely be better off dropping off the 1 way in LAX on the 9th, and then picking up a new car from LAX-LAX.
Also, check pricing with Sixt, they have pretty decent pricing (not sure about for your car size) for 1 way rentals.

There are some grocery stores in the Bay Area where you can pick up food.
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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #312 on: June 25, 2018, 11:16:06 AM »
I will be going in beginning of August to SFO and driving down to LA over four days, itinerary is drafted and would appreciate any help with booking or suggesting hotels and rental cars.

August 5th 2018 - arrive at sfo, need to pickup minivan or large SUV which I will return at LAX on the 22nd
Hotel #1 night Aug 5-6 - Ritz-Carlton half Moon Bay, booked
Hotel #2 night Aug 6-7 - Intercontinental the Clement, monterey, not booked
Hotel #3 night Aug 7-8 - the Inn at the pier, Pismo Beach, not booked
Hotel #4 night Aug 8-9 - Ritz Carlton bacara, Santa Barbara, not booked
We will be staying from the 9th till the 22nd St a relative in la
If anyone can help me with other suggestions, activities for my kids etc that would be amazing. I also haven't figured how in will have good food the trip as I am coming from Canada and can't bring meat or dairy through customs.
PCH is not open all the way. Check a map.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #313 on: June 25, 2018, 11:18:35 AM »
PCH is not open all the way. Check a map.
It is reopening end of July according to recent reports.
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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #314 on: June 25, 2018, 11:37:47 AM »
It is reopening end of July according to recent reports.
Rumor, but not officially - http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/sr1
@lubaby I've gotten very good one way rates without going to the airport, even from Enterprise.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #315 on: June 25, 2018, 12:00:17 PM »
Rumor, but not officially - http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/sr1
@lubaby I've gotten very good one way rates without going to the airport, even from Enterprise.

Many news sites reported it. .gov site is just listing what the original estimate was. But of course make calls and verify before going that route.

I'll be doing the drive from sfo down to la end of the summer as well. What rates did you get with Enterprise? I got National for about $30/day and should be able to get a nice car with executive aisle.
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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #316 on: June 25, 2018, 12:24:38 PM »
I will be going in beginning of August to SFO and driving down to LA over four days, itinerary is drafted and would appreciate any help with booking or suggesting hotels and rental cars.

August 5th 2018 - arrive at sfo, need to pickup minivan or large SUV which I will return at LAX on the 22nd
Hotel #1 night Aug 5-6 - Ritz-Carlton half Moon Bay, booked
Hotel #2 night Aug 6-7 - Intercontinental the Clement, monterey, not booked
Hotel #3 night Aug 7-8 - the Inn at the pier, Pismo Beach, not booked
Hotel #4 night Aug 8-9 - Ritz Carlton bacara, Santa Barbara, not booked
We will be staying from the 9th till the 22nd St a relative in la
If anyone can help me with other suggestions, activities for my kids etc that would be amazing. I also haven't figured how in will have good food the trip as I am coming from Canada and can't bring meat or dairy through customs.

IMO Pismo Beach can be skipped.  It was nice when I was a kid but I think it's kind of scummy now.

As alternatives, I'd stay in Cambria which is ~1 hour North, or SLO which is about 15 minutes North.   Or just go through to Santa Barbara which is an hour or so South and spend two nights there instead.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #317 on: June 25, 2018, 01:26:12 PM »
Many news sites reported it. .gov site is just listing what the original estimate was. But of course make calls and verify before going that route.

I'll be doing the drive from sfo down to la end of the summer as well. What rates did you get with Enterprise? I got National for about $30/day and should be able to get a nice car with executive aisle.
won't beat that.
although I did get $6 from PHX - 90036 from enterprise

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #318 on: June 25, 2018, 01:27:07 PM »
I will be going in beginning of August to SFO and driving down to LA over four days, itinerary is drafted and would appreciate any help with booking or suggesting hotels and rental cars.

August 5th 2018 - arrive at sfo, need to pickup minivan or large SUV which I will return at LAX on the 22nd
Hotel #1 night Aug 5-6 - Ritz-Carlton half Moon Bay, booked
Hotel #2 night Aug 6-7 - Intercontinental the Clement, monterey, not booked
Hotel #3 night Aug 7-8 - the Inn at the pier, Pismo Beach, not booked
Hotel #4 night Aug 8-9 - Ritz Carlton bacara, Santa Barbara, not booked
We will be staying from the 9th till the 22nd St a relative in la
If anyone can help me with other suggestions, activities for my kids etc that would be amazing. I also haven't figured how in will have good food the trip as I am coming from Canada and can't bring meat or dairy through customs.


compare notes with @ShlockDoc he's doing this now. active TR is up

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #319 on: June 25, 2018, 01:32:49 PM »
compare notes with @ShlockDoc he's doing this now. active TR is up

I stay in much lower caliber hotels for our road trips. We just use them for beds and pools.