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Jun 13th, 2013, 06:32 AM
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Best places to eat and stay along (sr1)

Heading north from Anaheim,Ca to San Francisco,Ca, first stop cambria two night, Hearst castle, possibly a winery, stop in Santa Barbara of course for lunch (suggestions). Any other travel info would be so helpful, thank you
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Jun 13th, 2013, 08:50 AM
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The beautiful Paso Robles wine district is a short and scenic drive from Cambria.

When we travel in that region we usually arrange to spend a night in Pismo Beach because that town has a good supply of hotel rooms with sweeping ocean views.

On the trip you propose, I would be inclined to spend a night in Pismo Beach (after visiting Santa Barbara) and then tour the Paso Robles wine district on my way to or from Cambria.

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Jun 13th, 2013, 09:14 AM
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In Cambria, Indigo Moon or Robin's are good.

Linn's is diner food, known for their ollalieberry bakery goods. I would only go for breakfast or brunch. I think it's too expensive for what it is.
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Jun 13th, 2013, 09:53 AM
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In Santa Barbara DW and I are fond of the Palace Grill for New Orleans-style meals. Also love the Wine Cask.
Cambria - Robins and Sow's Ear Cafe are my top picks.
Paso Robles - Villa Creek and Artisan
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Jun 13th, 2013, 10:26 AM
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Sow's Ear had gone downhill.
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Jun 13th, 2013, 12:01 PM
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thanks good info, heading north from Cambria, what would be
the next best town to stop in and stay, I can only imagine it
all being beautiful and probably not a bad town to stay in.
I am hearing carmel, monterey, best eats and accommodations
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Jun 13th, 2013, 01:45 PM
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Yes, the Monterey area is the next logical stop if you want to stay in a town. There isn't much civilization between Cambria and Carmel - just a few small places with a few lodging options through Big Sur.
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Jun 14th, 2013, 08:17 AM
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does anyone recommending staying in San Francisco or is there a better choice on the water, this would be our last stop,
also best road other then (sr1) heading back to LA
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Jun 14th, 2013, 09:15 AM
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SF is a great city, so I definitely recommend visiting. If you can stay for at least a couple nights, so much the better. There is a lot to see. Whether or not this is the best choice for you or if there is someplace better really depends on what you are looking for though.

Regarding the route to take to get back to LA, again, "best" really depends on what you are looking for. I-5 is boring, but fast. Hwy 101 is longer, but more scenic - not as scenic or long as the coast, but it is a nice drive and you can do 65mph pretty much the whole way.
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Jun 14th, 2013, 09:30 AM
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A couple of lunch spots in Santa Barbara we've enjoyed are Scarlett Begonia and Renaud's Patisserie. In Carmel, our current faves are Mundaka, La Balena and Basil.
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Jun 15th, 2013, 08:05 AM
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South of San Francisco there are some interesting sights, Santa Cruz and Capitola are places to stop if the weather is good.

This report is getting old buy you will find many of the restaurants still open, just check ahead if going out of your way.

http://www.fodors.com/community/unit...santa-cruz.cfm
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