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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.
Activities

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 150019 times)

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #260 on: February 09, 2017, 02:12:31 PM »
HI is warm and Zika free. CA can be chilly in the winter. It's not FL or HI.

HI is too far for a Sunday-Thursday trip.
I said not cold!
PHX is a good option but we did it already.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #261 on: July 12, 2017, 02:17:12 AM »
Being that the PCH is closed by in the Big Sir area, is there any point in driving down the PCH until the closure point and then turning around and heading back North? Would need to cut across up by Carmel to pick up the 101 and then can pick up the PCH in the SLO area. Is that worth it at all?

Also, how much time is fair to give to reasonably see the sites of Yosemite?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #262 on: July 12, 2017, 08:59:41 AM »
Being that the PCH is closed by in the Big Sir area, is there any point in driving down the PCH until the closure point and then turning around and heading back North? Would need to cut across up by Carmel to pick up the 101 and then can pick up the PCH in the SLO area. Is that worth it at all?

Also, how much time is fair to give to reasonably see the sites of Yosemite?
You can, or you can wait for them to fix PCH. Yosemite will take as long as you want: a few hours go a few days.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #263 on: September 19, 2017, 02:01:19 PM »
planning a 2-3 day trip and drive down from No cal to so cal along PCH

1.   are parts of PCH still closed?

2. I want to catch a weekday minyan every day.  Is there any reliable weekday minyan between San jose and LA?

3. I see there are no restaurants between San Jose and LA but how about some nice hotel recommendations  in between LA and San Jose


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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #264 on: September 19, 2017, 02:12:19 PM »
3. I see there are no restaurants between San Jose and LA but how about some nice hotel recommendations  in between LA and San Jose

There is the Hyatt Carmel Big Sur.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #265 on: September 19, 2017, 02:16:11 PM »
planning a 2-3 day trip and drive down from No cal to so cal along PCH

1.   are parts of PCH still closed?

2. I want to catch a weekday minyan every day.  Is there any reliable weekday minyan between San jose and LA?

3. I see there are no restaurants between San Jose and LA but how about some nice hotel recommendations  in between LA and San Jose
1. Yes
2. No
3. See @Yaalili's comment above

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #266 on: September 19, 2017, 02:20:21 PM »
3. I see there are no restaurants between San Jose and LA
Tierra Sur is not quite LA.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #267 on: September 19, 2017, 02:22:24 PM »
Tierra Sur is not quite LA.
It's in Oxnard, which is the LA area. PCH starts basically past Santa Barbara (going north).

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #268 on: September 19, 2017, 05:04:16 PM »
1. Yes
2. No
3. See @Yaalili's comment above

Thanks anybody has any idea when PCH might fully open?

I am flying from NYC (ewr preferred)_best to try and find flights to San Jose for this kind of trip or more options with SFO?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #269 on: September 19, 2017, 05:05:29 PM »
1. Yes
2. No
3. See @Yaalili's comment above

No chabad weekday minyans?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #270 on: September 19, 2017, 05:29:45 PM »
No chabad weekday minyans?
No. Santa Barbara may have, but that's it. It's not even confirmed. Once you're in Santa Barbara though you may as well just drive to LA and daven in a normal place.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #271 on: September 20, 2017, 01:16:11 PM »
So what are the cant miss things to do or view if i drive from San Jose to LA along coast? we love scenic and nature etc...

also my DW wants to tour /view a winery any recommendations along the way?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #272 on: September 20, 2017, 01:59:56 PM »
So what are the cant miss things to do or view if i drive from San Jose to LA along coast? we love scenic and nature etc...

also my DW wants to tour /view a winery any recommendations along the way?

All discussed here already about sights along the way. Herzog winery is on the way.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #273 on: September 25, 2017, 09:58:51 AM »
All discussed here already about sights along the way. Herzog winery is on the way.

would you say Herzog is nicest winery to visit in between San Jose and LA?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #274 on: September 25, 2017, 11:08:39 AM »
would you say Herzog is nicest winery to visit in between San Jose and LA?

Not sure if you have other kosher options to choose.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #275 on: September 25, 2017, 11:23:06 AM »
would you say Herzog is nicest winery to visit in between San Jose and LA?
There aren't any others. If you want an honest winery with vineyards, the only one I know about is Hagafen in Sonoma. Herzog doesn't have vineyards at their location.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #276 on: September 25, 2017, 11:30:42 AM »
There aren't any others. If you want an honest winery with vineyards, the only one I know about is Hagafen in Sonoma. Herzog doesn't have vineyards at their location.

Right, though that is hardly on the way. Would be 1h45m each way from SJC to Napa.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #277 on: September 25, 2017, 11:31:01 AM »
There aren't any others. If you want an honest winery with vineyards, the only one I know about is Hagafen in Sonoma. Herzog doesn't have vineyards at their location.

Was a lot of fun! I would recommend going to a non-kosher winery in the area and then to hagafen for a tasting

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #278 on: September 25, 2017, 11:32:29 AM »
Right, though that is hardly on the way. Would be 1h45m each way from SJC to Napa.

https://covenantwines.com/visit/

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #279 on: September 25, 2017, 11:37:25 AM »
Right, though that is hardly on the way. Would be 1h45m each way from SJC to Napa.
Oh, totally. It's way out of the way, it's just the only kosher winery in CA, so I'm mentioning it here so he doesn't say, "what about....".