United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 RR MAIL Password Recovery CONTACT ☎ 1:800:681:7208 Technical SUPP0RT 24*7
  2. 2 We want too see Statue of liberty. Flying into EWR and out of Jfk
  3. 3 Default Vegas-GC-Antelope-Bryce-Zion-Vegas
  4. 4 10 Day Road Trip in Colorado
  5. 5 Santa Fe Itineray
  6. 6 PNC Park ~ convenient hotel?
  7. 7 Washington to Oregon where I need help
  8. 8 Saratoga Springs, NY - affordable hotel?
  9. 9 Quick road trip
  10. 10 What to request?
  11. 11 Santa Barbara Hotels
  12. 12 How much cash do you travel with?
  13. 13 Miami for 2 days
  14. 14 Outlet Mall in New Orleans
  15. 15 Ideas for month-long CA/WA/OR road trip
  16. 16 Oregon Coast road trip
  17. 17 More problems for Big Sur
  18. 18 Great Falls or Helena?
  19. 19 South Dakota to Bryce Canyon and what to do in between...
  20. 20 Boston area hotels
  21. 21 NYC opinions please! 2nt (shows & meals w/1st timer)
  22. 22 Newark Intl Airport-Long Term Parking
  23. 23 Atlanta to Orange Beach, AL
  24. 24 Epic Journey East coast and back
  25. 25 Visiting Parks by Car (SD, WY, CO)
View next 25 » Back to the top

LA to Yosemite, Amtrak or 395? Places to stop?

Jump to last reply

I'm in LA, and I'm taking my parents to Yosemite in early October. My parents are coming from Japan and they are in their 70's. I'm debating over taking Amtrak buses and train or driving up highway 395. I get stiff back from driving long distance, so Amtrak sounded like a good idea. However it takes like 9 hours and it just doesn't seem like a good use of time.

1. Is it worth driving up 395? I'm thinking of staying two nights and stopping at some sights if going this route; one somewhere on the way, and one close to Yosemite I suppose. Alabama Hills looks good. Any recommendations of a place/area to stay? Bodie ghost town looks interesting too, but it's a little north of Yosemite and I'm not sure if it's worth going the extra mile. Any other spots we should definitely hit? I'm thinking Death Valley would be too time consuming. I've never been to any of these places myself.

2. Anybody taken the Amtrak and would you recommend it?

How cold does it get in Yosemite in early October? I'm seeing the lowest temperature is 42F, does that sound about right?

I'd appreciate any ideas or suggestions. Thank you!

8 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement