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  1. #1

    Default Aussie on the West Coast


    My names Saxon and I arrive in LA from Melbourne/ Sydney Australia on the 30th April and am then planning a good ole' road trip from LA down to San Diego and beyond from the 3rd May. Spending about 2-3 weeks on the road.

    I would really appreciate any advice on good places to stay, drink and eat. I am 29 years young so love a good party....

    Looking forward to some advice


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    Where is "beyond"? LA to SD is only a 2 hour drive.

    You would probably like Pacific Beach. That's a district in San Diego. Make sure you go to Hodad's for a hamburger. Lodging in that area is quite pricey, be forewarned.

    The Gaslight District in San Diego is downtown. There's a lot of things to do there too. You could go see a baseball game if the Padres are in town when you are there, the stadium is downtown.

    If you are a gambler, the Barona casino is quite a place. It's outside town in a canyon. The buffet there is outstanding and the hotel is excellent.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.

    Default Many options !

    Hello and welcome to the R.T.A. forums.

    With 2 or 3 weeks on the road you have an endless amount of options to consider, including places such as the Grand canyon, Vegas, the amazing parks of Utah such as Zion and Bryce canyon, Death valley, Yosemite, San Francisco and the Pacific coast highway.
    You can search the forums and road trip planning pages for thousands of ideas but to get you started, these are some of our favorites.

    When you start to build your trip just post up any questions you need help with and we can help "fine tune" your trip.

  4. #4

    Default Aussie in LA

    Many thanks for the advice-

    I am now heading north from LA as I want to see Yosemite...

    Does anyone recommend any hostels on the route from LA to San Fran and around the Yosemite area?


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.

    Default Try this link.

    Hi Saxon,

    You might want to have look on the Hostelz site as they have many listed.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Melbourne, Australia


    Quote Originally Posted by saxonm View Post
    Does anyone recommend any hostels on the route from LA to San Fran and around the Yosemite area?Saxon
    I stayed here in 2007. This is the private home of a couple whose children have grown up. Extremely comfortable and friendly, street parking, and after dinner the husband sits around the table with the guests and helps with anything you may wish to know about Yosemite, what to see, how to get there, and anything else.

    I stayed there a couple of nights. You are expected to be out by 9am and cannot get back in till 5pm. The idea is that you go out and see the park, not sit at home all day.

    Lifey who would stay there again

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