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Road trip in California! What about this itinerary?

Feb 21st, 2010, 05:50 PM
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>>The coast between LA & SLO is one of our most beautiful features.<<

Oops - the drive between SF & SLO is one of our most beautiful features.

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Feb 21st, 2010, 05:58 PM
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I agree with the others. The stretch between San Francisco and Santa Barbara is the most beautiful drive in California. Imo, Big Sur is the best of the whole drive.

If you plan to do it in the dark, just take the 101 to Santa Barbara.
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Feb 22nd, 2010, 11:38 AM
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Hi, everyone! It's me again with another username. If I sleep in SLO instead of Santa Barbara, it will be better? Or do you think I have to stop driving before SLO? Say, Morro Bay, for example.
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Feb 22nd, 2010, 12:30 PM
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In March you will not need reservations - even in Big Sur. I would leave that night open & just see where you are when you are ready to stop for the day. However, there are not many options between Big Sur & San Simeon - so stay in one or the other if you get ready to stop for the night in that region. I'm guessing that you'll stop in Big Sur, since you might not want to hurry out of either Carmel or Big Sur/Pfeiffer stuff.

We stayed at the Big Sur Lodge in mid Sept - one of the most popular months. We reserved the day before, and the complex was half empty. As we roamed around Carmel, most all hotels had vacancies (this was not a weekend).

I also think you'll need to skip Santa Barbara to make it to LA around noon. However, IMO, Carmel & the Big Sur Coast is much more rewarding/enjoyable than Hollywood Blvd.


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Feb 22nd, 2010, 02:42 PM
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"Carmel & the Big Sur Coast is much more rewarding/enjoyable than Hollywood Blvd."

I agree, but maybe the OP likes city streets more than the natural, stopyourcar-getoutandwipetearsofjoyfromeyes beauty.

I would skip most of LA except the Getty.
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