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

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Cambria, CA

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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 #320 on: June 27, 2018, 07:50:49 AM »
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.
$30 a day is amazing!! How'd you get that?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #321 on: June 27, 2018, 05:35:19 PM »
I plan on being in California for Shabbos Nachamu and can't figure out where to be - LA or Palm Springs? Any ideas on nice places to stay walking distance to Shul? and where I can buy takeout food for Shabbos or eat out? I have a baby so need to take eiruv into account if eating out..
Thanks for your help

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #322 on: June 27, 2018, 06:01:00 PM »
I plan on being in California for Shabbos Nachamu and can't figure out where to be - LA or Palm Springs? Any ideas on nice places to stay walking distance to Shul? and where I can buy takeout food for Shabbos or eat out? I have a baby so need to take eiruv into account if eating out..
Thanks for your help
Ask in LA thread.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #323 on: July 08, 2018, 02:41:32 PM »
Driving from Vancouver to LA over 4-5 days. With kids ages 5-10. I would like to drive 5-6 hours a day with 1 or 2 attractions or activities.

Is this reasonable?

Some possibilities:

Boeing Factory
Cannon Beach
Crater Lake
Oregon Dunes Nat'l Rec Area
Redwood Nat'l Park
Glass Beach
Golden Gate Bridge
Big Sur
Monterey - Kayaking
Jelly Belly Factory
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park - Mcway Falls
Point Lobos

Which ones are kid friendly?

Any thoughts or suggestions?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #324 on: July 09, 2018, 06:03:03 AM »
Driving from Vancouver to LA over 4-5 days. With kids ages 5-10. I would like to drive 5-6 hours a day with 1 or 2 attractions or activities.

Likely stops:

Oregon Dunes Nat'l Rec Area
Redwood Nat'l Park
Golden Gate Bridge
Monterey
Big Sur
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park - Mcway Falls

This already adds 7 hours of driving time.

Only driving on HWY 1 between Santa Cruz and Lucia. (Can't go further south because of road closures.)
Should I get on HWY 1 earlier? (north of SF/at SF)

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #325 on: July 13, 2018, 12:48:42 AM »
I hope to be in los angeles - arriving late on sunday ( hungry) anything open after 10pm? ( its the 9 days...)
aslo where to go for breakfast and latest minyan?
TIA

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #326 on: July 13, 2018, 01:02:55 AM »
I hope to be in los angeles - arriving late on sunday ( hungry) anything open after 10pm? ( its the 9 days...)
aslo where to go for breakfast and latest minyan?
TIA

staying at the W holywood
Please consult the wiki map in the LA thread. Post there for more responses.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #327 on: October 26, 2018, 09:44:15 AM »
Planning a trip down PCH, arriving in Jan at SFO on a Sunday afternoon with DW and 1 year old.  Want to make it to SD by Wed morning but would really like to be close to kosher restaurants or at least kosher markets and minyanim throughout.   Plan on being in Palo Alto on sunday and the driving down monday morning after scharis down PCH to Oxnard area.  Spend Tuesday after scharis at herzog(mincha 2:00 pm) winery and Tierra Sur and then head to SD Tuesday night stopping for marriv in LA some where?.

Questions what would you do Sunday in SFO/Palo Alto day time if you had that one afternoon and evening only?
Dont know where I can daven Mincha/marriv on Monday on my way to Oxnard or near?
DW appreciates upscale hotels with ocean views.  what are my best options for hotels on sunday in SFO/Palo Alto area and Monday night Oxnard area(prefer using points)?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #328 on: October 26, 2018, 01:43:57 PM »
Planning a trip down PCH, arriving in Jan at SFO on a Sunday afternoon with DW and 1 year old.  Want to make it to SD by Wed morning but would really like to be close to kosher restaurants or at least kosher markets and minyanim throughout.   Plan on being in Palo Alto on sunday and the driving down monday morning after scharis down PCH to Oxnard area.  Spend Tuesday after scharis at herzog(mincha 2:00 pm) winery and Tierra Sur and then head to SD Tuesday night stopping for marriv in LA some where?.

Questions what would you do Sunday in SFO/Palo Alto day time if you had that one afternoon and evening only?
Dont know where I can daven Mincha/marriv on Monday on my way to Oxnard or near?
DW appreciates upscale hotels with ocean views.  what are my best options for hotels on sunday in SFO/Palo Alto area and Monday night Oxnard area(prefer using points)?

Stick to SFO as opposed to Palo Alto. Much more to do. In SF there's Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, you can go up to Muir Woods (if not summer check the hours).

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #329 on: October 26, 2018, 02:16:40 PM »
Stick to SFO as opposed to Palo Alto. Much more to do. In SF there's Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, you can go up to Muir Woods (if not summer check the hours).

Thought about that but wanted minyanim and restaurants.  Can I catch a daily scharis mincha/marriv in SF?  also what upscale hotels with points would you recommend?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #330 on: October 26, 2018, 02:19:50 PM »
Thought about that but wanted minyanim and restaurants.  Can I catch a daily scharis mincha/marriv in SF?  also what upscale hotels with points would you recommend?
SF has both. Chabad and other shuls, food either Frena for dairy/bakery or Sabra for meat. I liked the Intercontinental,which is walkable to frena and sabra.

Look in the SF masterthread.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #331 on: October 26, 2018, 03:46:32 PM »
PA / SJ has minyanim and izzy's

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #332 on: October 29, 2018, 09:24:32 AM »
PA / SJ has minyanim and izzy's
what about SF no daily minyanim?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #333 on: October 29, 2018, 09:26:02 AM »
Planning a trip down PCH, arriving in Jan at SFO on a Sunday afternoon with DW and 1 year old.  Want to make it to SD by Wed morning but would really like to be close to kosher restaurants or at least kosher markets and minyanim throughout.   Plan on being in Palo Alto on sunday and the driving down monday morning after scharis down PCH to Oxnard area.  Spend Tuesday after scharis at herzog(mincha 2:00 pm) winery and Tierra Sur and then head to SD Tuesday night stopping for marriv in LA some where?.

Questions what would you do Sunday in SFO/Palo Alto day time if you had that one afternoon and evening only?
Dont know where I can daven Mincha/marriv on Monday on my way to Oxnard or near?
DW appreciates upscale hotels with ocean views.  what are my best options for hotels on sunday in SFO/Palo Alto area and Monday night Oxnard area(prefer using points)?


any suggestions?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #334 on: October 29, 2018, 10:38:52 AM »

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #335 on: October 29, 2018, 10:39:43 AM »
any suggestions?
Try Carmel for ocean front places, but just if the coast doesn't have hotels right in it

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #336 on: October 29, 2018, 10:41:34 AM »
No

Oakland should have a daily minyan though. I think its like 20 minutes away.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #337 on: October 29, 2018, 10:45:08 AM »
-1.

SF has minyan daily.

https://www.adathisraelsf.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=381&Itemid=9

https://www.chabadsf.org/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/393766/jewish/Visitors-Info.htm


THE SOMA SHUL (DOWNTOWN/ SOMA)

496 Natoma St. (@6th St.)


Daily Minyan - Shachris:
Mon. - Fri. 7:00 AM


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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #338 on: October 29, 2018, 10:45:42 AM »
Oakland should have a daily minyan though. I think its like 20 minutes away.
Right, and not in SF just like Palo Alto isn't.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #339 on: October 29, 2018, 01:01:04 PM »
SF has both. Chabad and other shuls, food either Frena for dairy/bakery or Sabra for meat. I liked the Intercontinental,which is walkable to frena and sabra.

Look in the SF masterthread.

thanks
which intercontinental? 2 of them