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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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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #420 on: July 12, 2023, 07:42:53 PM »
If you're going without kids and win the Hyatt award lottery stay in the ventana, with food from chabadtof Monterey. I have a TR somewhere
I was able to snag two nights there. Reaching out regarding kosher food now.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #421 on: July 12, 2023, 08:52:53 PM »
I was able to snag two nights there. Reaching out regarding kosher food now.
ooh that was an awesome experience. Enjoy!!

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #422 on: August 15, 2023, 08:21:46 AM »
Any way to get 2 beds at the alila ventana big sur?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #423 on: August 15, 2023, 04:48:22 PM »
Any way to get 2 beds at the alila ventana big sur?
I assume you mean without paying cash...?

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #424 on: August 21, 2023, 10:04:16 PM »
Is the PCH still closed halfway through it? Any ETA for reopening?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #425 on: August 22, 2023, 01:45:46 AM »
Is the PCH still closed halfway through it? Any ETA for reopening?
Northbound / Southbound 1 Full Closure

From South end of Limekiln Creek Bridge to Lucia

Due to Slide Removal
No estimated time for reopening of closure.
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Last updated: 08/21/2023 10:43pm

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #426 on: August 22, 2023, 01:46:20 AM »
best place for updates https://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #427 on: January 04, 2024, 12:41:30 PM »
Looking to do a week from SF to LA with 4 year old and 2 year old in February.  What are must stops along the way? Wold love a combo of nature and fun for the kiddos and parents:)

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #428 on: January 04, 2024, 11:12:51 PM »
Looking to do a week from SF to LA with 4 year old and 2 year old in February.  What are must stops along the way? Wold love a combo of nature and fun for the kiddos and parents:)
It's a real hit or miss in Feb. It can rain a lot and that can lead to a wash out of the road. If everything is open, I still think 4 days is a little long. Maybe if you stayed at the Alila in Big Sur for 2 nights, I just don't know if it's kid friendly. You won't find any kid-specific activities anyway, like children's museums, rather you'll have long drives, beaches (not the place to be in February) and nice views. I wouldn't bring my 2 year old on a 4 day drive along the coast unless he is unusual and doesn't get tired or bored in the car.

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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #429 on: January 05, 2024, 12:01:29 AM »
Thank you. 

In Monterey there is a children's museum and aquarium. I have discovered  some kid friendly options.

I hear about it being long... You're right. Would've loved to do a two day road trip, a day in LA, and finish off and  fly out of Palm Springs. Problem is no minyan on the way between SF and LA.
With the weather being unpredictable, It's nixed for now, as this was a main highlight.
We did ocean drive in RI and Cape Cod scenic views. It was beautiful and was hoping for a similar experience.

Are there any parts of highway 1 worthwhile seeing, basing out of LA?


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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #430 on: January 05, 2024, 12:24:12 AM »
Thank you. 

In Monterey there is a children's museum and aquarium. I have discovered  some kid friendly options.

I hear about it being long... You're right. Would've loved to do a two day road trip, a day in LA, and finish off and  fly out of Palm Springs. Problem is no minyan on the way between SF and LA.
With the weather being unpredictable, It's nixed for now, as this was a main highlight.
We did ocean drive in RI and Cape Cod scenic views. It was beautiful and was hoping for a similar experience.

Are there any parts of highway 1 worthwhile seeing, basing out of LA?


pretty sure highway 1 is permanently closed these days just south of Big Sur


ETA: https://sfstandard.com/2023/12/30/california-pacific-coast-highway-1-closure-big-sur/    https://roads.dot.ca.gov/ put highway 1 in the box
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Re: California Coast PCH Master Thread
« Reply #431 on: January 05, 2024, 12:26:46 AM »
Thank you. 

In Monterey there is a children's museum and aquarium. I have discovered  some kid friendly options.

I hear about it being long... You're right. Would've loved to do a two day road trip, a day in LA, and finish off and  fly out of Palm Springs. Problem is no minyan on the way between SF and LA.
With the weather being unpredictable, It's nixed for now, as this was a main highlight.
We did ocean drive in RI and Cape Cod scenic views. It was beautiful and was hoping for a similar experience.

Are there any parts of highway 1 worthwhile seeing, basing out of LA?
The drive to Oxnard on PCH is nice.