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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 #280 on: September 25, 2017, 12:46:27 PM »
Was a lot of fun! I would recommend going to a non-kosher winery in the area and then to hagafen for a tasting

yes I was not clear DW does not care about tasting the wine just thought it would be nice to tour a beautiful scenic winery along the way

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #282 on: September 25, 2017, 01:17:27 PM »
yes I was not clear DW does not care about tasting the wine just thought it would be nice to tour a beautiful scenic winery along the way

then it doesn't need to be kosher

https://www.napavalley.com/blog/most-beautiful-wineries-in-napa-valley/

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #283 on: September 25, 2017, 05:39:34 PM »
then it doesn't need to be kosher

which non-kosher winery did you like?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #284 on: September 25, 2017, 05:42:31 PM »
is it worth to fly to SFO if I get lie down business class seats?  I dont care for SF much and really just want to take that beautiful scenic drive on the PCH.  So just wanted your thoughts about flying to San Jose without lie down seats but being closer or fly into SFO with lie down seats

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #286 on: September 25, 2017, 05:51:09 PM »
is it worth to fly to SFO if I get lie down business class seats?  I dont care for SF much and really just want to take that beautiful scenic drive on the PCH.  So just wanted your thoughts about flying to San Jose without lie down seats but being closer or fly into SFO with lie down seats
Def lie flat
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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #287 on: September 25, 2017, 06:09:59 PM »
Def lie flat

I guess no lie flat options to San Jose?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #288 on: September 25, 2017, 06:23:01 PM »
I guess no lie flat options to San Jose?
I believe BA flies to SJC with lie flat J.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #289 on: September 25, 2017, 07:41:38 PM »
which non-kosher winery did you like?

Modavi...it's in napa though

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #290 on: September 26, 2017, 09:13:11 AM »
I believe BA flies to SJC with lie flat J.

from NYC?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #291 on: September 26, 2017, 10:25:24 AM »

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #292 on: September 26, 2017, 05:13:37 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?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #293 on: September 26, 2017, 05:19:10 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. 
Click "nonstop only" on the calendar...
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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #294 on: September 26, 2017, 06:03:54 PM »
Click "nonstop only" on the calendar...

I see what you mean but plenty of 32.5K dates

beats the 50K for United no?

so before I book are all JFK-SFO AA business seats flat lie down?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #295 on: September 26, 2017, 06:05:11 PM »
I see what you mean but plenty of 32.5K dates

beats the 50K for United no?

so before I book are all JFK-SFO AA business seats flat lie down?
Sure and yes.
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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #296 on: September 27, 2017, 09:12:40 AM »
Modavi...it's in napa though

if we are not planning on tasting any wine is there any winery we can tour without a charge or maybe worth it just driving by it?

I know people have stated what they like to do or stop by but I wanted to know which activities or sightseeing activities are cant miss along the PCH or is simply the drive down the PCH the most beautiful activity

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #297 on: September 27, 2017, 09:24:04 AM »
if we are not planning on tasting any wine is there any winery we can tour without a charge or maybe worth it just driving by it?

I know people have stated what they like to do or stop by but I wanted to know which activities or sightseeing activities are cant miss along the PCH or is simply the drive down the PCH the most beautiful activity

IINM you can walk around modavi without going on an actual tour.

IMHO the 17 mile drive is something that CAN be skipped

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #298 on: September 27, 2017, 09:33:07 AM »
IINM you can walk around modavi without going on an actual tour.

IMHO the 17 mile drive is something that CAN be skipped
+1 to the 17 mile drive

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #299 on: September 27, 2017, 12:11:00 PM »
IINM you can walk around modavi without going on an actual tour.

IMHO the 17 mile drive is something that CAN be skipped

what is the 17 mile drive?