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

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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.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #340 on: October 29, 2018, 01:03:37 PM »
Right, and not in SF just like Palo Alto isn't.

just to be clear maybe no daily mincha/marriv in SF but there are multiple options for daily scharis in SF

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #341 on: October 31, 2018, 09:14:30 AM »
Right, and not in SF just like Palo Alto isn't.

daily sharchis there is though in SF

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #342 on: October 31, 2018, 10:02:50 AM »
daily sharchis there is though in SF
Cool, I was unaware.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #343 on: November 01, 2018, 01:30:40 PM »
-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

But no daily mincha/marriv in SF correct?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #344 on: November 01, 2018, 01:31:53 PM »
But no daily mincha/marriv in SF correct?
The cahabd website has a mincha listed downtown at the Chabad mitzvah cable car.

Idk about Maariv.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #345 on: January 18, 2019, 12:58:18 PM »
Has anyone done PCH in winter? LA to SF, Feb 17-18, 2 concerns, gets dark 6sh so not much to see after, rain and mudslides.

If Shirah winery in santa maria are around sunday, i'd do LA - santa maria, monday to Monterrey and SF

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #346 on: April 03, 2019, 11:02:43 PM »
I will be staying in Newark, Cali (near San Jose). Any kosher restaurants that anybody can recommend or where to get kosher?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #347 on: April 03, 2019, 11:24:39 PM »
I will be staying in Newark, Cali (near San Jose). Any kosher restaurants that anybody can recommend or where to get kosher?
Trader Joe's has kosher meat and chicken at most stores in CA, as well as a large kosher selection (not section, just general food, but no grape juice).

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #348 on: April 06, 2019, 03:56:59 PM »
I will be staying in Newark, Cali (near San Jose). Any kosher restaurants that anybody can recommend or where to get kosher?
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Izzy's In Palo Alto is not that far,

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #349 on: April 17, 2019, 03:01:37 PM »
I will be staying in Newark, Cali (near San Jose). Any kosher restaurants that anybody can recommend or where to get kosher?
I don't know if this is still relevant, but Pars Kosher Market is San Jose has everything you need and a deli with some fresh food and to go stuff.
PM me if you need more info

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #350 on: August 26, 2019, 03:06:49 PM »
i just bought pas yisroel bagels from trader joes in monterey

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #351 on: October 02, 2019, 09:37:12 AM »
My wife and I are planning a SFO > Yosemite > LA trip in January (from Israel).

After we arrive early Sunday AM in SFO, we need to stop in Palo Alto to pick up some things, then we'll drive to Yosemite for 3 nights. Tentatively, planning to stay at the Tenaya in Fish Camp.

We need to be in LA for Shabbos, and were thinking of driving some of the PCH to get there. We have from Wednesday AM until Friday.

We were going to stay here https://www.ticklepinkinn.com/ in Carmel for Wed and Thu, but the drive to LA on a short Friday seems too much to really enjoy anything.

Any suggestions where to spend the few nights, and which route to drive? Interested in nature, trees, waterfalls, etc. Not Hearst Castle. We are considering the Jelly Belly factory, too :). We don't have Hyatt points, and we're looking for nice places to stay.

Also, we've been to Tierra before..no need to go back there.

Thanks!
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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #352 on: October 03, 2019, 01:40:42 AM »
I mean it's doable but go from Yosemite straight to PCH that's 3.5 hours.

What points do you have?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #353 on: October 03, 2019, 02:47:48 AM »
I have CUR points, plus 60K Capitol One.

I don't need to use points on this one; just looking for nice places to stay and what to see.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #354 on: October 06, 2019, 03:54:22 AM »
My wife and I are planning a SFO > Yosemite > LA trip in January (from Israel).

After we arrive early Sunday AM in SFO, we need to stop in Palo Alto to pick up some things, then we'll drive to Yosemite for 3 nights. Tentatively, planning to stay at the Tenaya in Fish Camp.

We need to be in LA for Shabbos, and were thinking of driving some of the PCH to get there. We have from Wednesday AM until Friday.

We were going to stay here https://www.ticklepinkinn.com/ in Carmel for Wed and Thu, but the drive to LA on a short Friday seems too much to really enjoy anything.

Any suggestions where to spend the few nights, and which route to drive? Interested in nature, trees, waterfalls, etc. Not Hearst Castle. We are considering the Jelly Belly factory, too :). We don't have Hyatt points, and we're looking for nice places to stay.

Also, we've been to Tierra before..no need to go back there.

Thanks!
Yosemite to PCH would be much out of the way.
Maybe a stop in sequoia makes more sense

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #355 on: November 26, 2019, 05:37:04 PM »
looking for nice ocean view hotel in the area within driving a distance of a minyan
was thinking half moon bay? and drive to s sf or palo alto
anybody have a experience or recommendation?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #356 on: November 26, 2019, 05:49:55 PM »
at what point do you think one has seen enough of scenic drive and can get off the PCH and get back to the 101 to save time to LA area

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #357 on: November 26, 2019, 06:16:54 PM »
looking for nice ocean view hotel in the area within driving a distance of a minyan
was thinking half moon bay? and drive to s sf or palo alto
anybody have a experience or recommendation?
You can, but that's a far drive

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #358 on: November 26, 2019, 06:18:46 PM »
at what point do you think one has seen enough of scenic drive and can get off the PCH and get back to the 101 to save time to LA area
Between Monterrey and Santa Barbara there aren't really any places to conveniently transfer between the 1 and the 101. Just get on the 101 once you've gotten to Santa Barbara and take it back to LA. The nicest parts of PCH are between Monterrey and Santa Barbara anyway.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #359 on: November 27, 2019, 09:17:05 AM »
You can, but that's a far drive
I know maybe approx 30 miles
any specific recommendations?