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LA to San Fran, a Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip.

Jan 11th, 2015, 05:46 PM
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LA to San Fran, a Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip.

Husband and I are young thirty somethings, making the road trip in May. We have 4 days, and are excited about the beautiful landscape CA has to offer, but are also looking forward to must do places to eat, drink (wine!), stay and partake live music & libations! Looking at staying at b&b's or hotels preferably <$200/night and suggestions on specific cities to stay in, any historical must sees, wineries, restaurants and any other local dives. We are making our way north from LA to San Fran then over to Yosemite would be greatly appreciated. THANKS IN ADVANCE!
~Ashley in Austin
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Jan 11th, 2015, 06:42 PM
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One night Santa Barbara, one night Cambria, two nights Monterey or Pacific Grove. Wineries are in Paso Robles inland a short distance from Cambria on Hwy 46 and in the Santa Ynez Valley north and inland from Santa Barbara.
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Jan 12th, 2015, 03:23 PM
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4 days, so 3 nights, right? I would spend the 1st night in either Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, or Cambria. Then the 2nd 2 nights in Monterey, Pacific Grove, or Carmel.

So your itinerary could look something like this:

Day 1: Early am departure from LA, stop in Santa Barbara (mission, ocean views, etc.) and the Santa Ynez valley (wine). Overnight somewhere between Pismo Beach and Cambria.

Day 2: Drive through Big Sur to the Monterey Peninsula. Visit Hearst Castle if you like, various state parks through Big Sur, stop off and enjoy the views - do some hiking if you want to do that, check out some galleries in Big Sur, etc. Stay in Monterey, Pacific Grove, or Carmel

Day 3: On the Monterey Peninsula - visit the aquarium, walk or ride the Coastal Recreation Trail, visit the Monterey Historic Park and some of the adobes downtown, wander around Carmel, take a whale watching trip, visit Point Lobos state reserve... plenty of things to choose from.

Day 4: Drive from the Monterey Peninsula to SF, stopping off along the way to see Santa Cruz and redwoods in the SC mountains.
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