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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

Point Sur (Sea Otters)

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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Author Topic: California Coast PCH Master Thread  (Read 158259 times)

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Re: California Coast Master Thread
« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2012, 02:52:47 PM »
i did the coast drive in may from sf to la and recommend driving that way too.  i booked a one way car from national with my flying blue membership#.

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Re: California Coast Master Thread
« Reply #41 on: July 25, 2012, 02:53:47 PM »
Anybody know of a midway point between SF and LA to stop for the night?

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Re: California Coast Master Thread
« Reply #42 on: July 25, 2012, 02:57:14 PM »
Anybody know of a midway point between SF and LA to stop for the night?
Fresno has all 3 kinds of Radisson, so u can make 150k radisson points
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Re: California Coast Master Thread
« Reply #43 on: July 25, 2012, 04:07:27 PM »
Thanks but i was actually looking for something further south and west- on or just off the coast area. Also, anybody know of any kosher food along the way or I should just bring from SF/OAKLAND?

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Re: California Coast Master Thread
« Reply #44 on: July 25, 2012, 06:12:56 PM »
i really want to check out the PCH as a day trip but i will be located out of LA, someone said earlier on this thread that there is nothing to see south of San Lois Obispo, is that true and if yes is it any nicer going south from LA to San Diego?

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Re: California Coast Master Thread
« Reply #45 on: July 30, 2012, 01:05:57 AM »
whats good to do with kids?
we want to drive up from LA, hit SF and then head back.
we would visit some of the chabads on the way - s barbara, s.l. Abisbo, berkeley...
not sure if we want to leave on fri or sunday. school dosnt start for 2 weeks after camp ends so timing isnt really a big deal

besides biking, whats kid friendly? any type of boating? anyone went to the jelly belly factory?

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Re: California Coast Master Thread
« Reply #46 on: July 30, 2012, 01:09:40 AM »
I did the drive from san Francisco to san Diego most print was beautiful! If I would do it again I don't know that I would start in san Francisco, honestly not that much to do there.

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Re: California Coast Master Thread
« Reply #47 on: August 03, 2012, 03:11:33 AM »
besides biking, whats kid friendly? any type of boating? anyone went to the jelly belly factory?
The Jelly Belly factory is pretty cool.
Besides for the free tour, they also have a paid (pretty expensive) tour where you actually go down on the factory floor. I thought that was pretty awesome.

Lake Berryessa is a great place for boating, there's a boat rental place where you can rent all kinds of boats and jet-skis about 45 minutes from the Jelly Belly factory. 

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Re: California Coast Master Thread
« Reply #48 on: August 04, 2012, 11:45:35 PM »
i really want to check out the PCH as a day trip but i will be located out of LA, someone said earlier on this thread that there is nothing to see south of San Lois Obispo, is that true and if yes is it any nicer going south from LA to San Diego?
bump... anybody know?

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Re: California Coast Master Thread
« Reply #49 on: August 05, 2012, 03:34:52 AM »
i have driven to s. barbara.
its nice but not breathtaking.

the few times i have driven to san diego, wasnt really near the water. then again we were looking for shorter distance not scenic route

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Re: California Coast Master Thread
« Reply #50 on: August 05, 2012, 05:18:10 AM »
someone said earlier on this thread that there is nothing to see south of San Lois Obispo, is that true...
I said that.
I didn't mean it literally that you can't find anything at all to see or do, but when people talking about the beauty etc. of the  PCH, they're basically talking about the stretch from Carmel till about San Simeon or Cambria.
I once did the drive up the coast from LA to San Luis Obispo (I was on my way up north) and it was basically just  a big waste of time...

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SFO>LAX Help me plan roadtrip
« Reply #51 on: August 30, 2012, 03:17:36 PM »
Planing a trip, will be leaving SFO either midnight (does it shut down?) or around 4 am (if I can work at the lounge).

Looking for the most relaxing scenic route, including places to stop by on the way. Must arrive in LA around 2pm.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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Re: SFO>LAX Help me plan roadtrip
« Reply #52 on: August 30, 2012, 03:19:29 PM »
Looking for the most relaxing scenic route, including places to stop by on the way. Must arrive in LA around 2pm.

Most scenic route is the coastal route, but don't know how scenic it is at night.

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Re: SFO>LAX Help me plan roadtrip
« Reply #53 on: August 30, 2012, 03:22:21 PM »
Most scenic route is the coastal route, but don't know how scenic it is at night.
Lol, thanks. Can you elaborate on the coastal route? And it's scenic from the beginning? I.e. I should wait until the morning to leave SFO?
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Re: SFO>LAX Help me plan roadtrip
« Reply #54 on: August 30, 2012, 03:45:14 PM »
It gets better and better as you leave san francisco. the big sur is the highlight but most of it it scenic

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Re: SFO>LAX Help me plan roadtrip
« Reply #55 on: August 30, 2012, 03:46:38 PM »
It gets better and better as you leave san francisco. the big sur is the highlight but most of it it scenic
Thanks

Any specific road numbers etc so I can find it on the GPS?
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Re: SFO>LAX Help me plan roadtrip
« Reply #56 on: August 30, 2012, 04:00:54 PM »
I'm sorry I don't remember - I would do all driving on the pch and only during the day, I don't know how fast the highway goes at night it does have some difficult turns etc and you don't want to miss the good parts.

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Re: SFO>LAX Help me plan roadtrip
« Reply #57 on: August 30, 2012, 04:01:12 PM »
How much time do you have to make this drive?

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Re: SFO>LAX Help me plan roadtrip
« Reply #58 on: August 30, 2012, 04:07:53 PM »
Have you read the California Coast Master Thread yet?


That would probably be a good place to start...

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Re: California Coast Master Thread
« Reply #59 on: November 26, 2012, 03:26:19 AM »
best way to drive up to SFO is on the 101 and 1? what about at night?