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  1. Default New suggestions needed for a California road-trip (we already did one last year)


    Last year we did a California road-trip and enjoyed it immensely and want to do it again next year - but we would not like to just go the exactly same route again, so we need new suggestions on what is worth visiting in California.

    Here is our last year's trip (around 2 weeks) :

    1. day : Arrive in San Francisco
    2. and 3. day : San Francisco and Bay Area
    4. day : From San Francisco across Napa and Sonoma Valley to Lake Tahoe
    5. day : Lake Tahoe and Yosemite park to Fresno
    6. day : From Fresno to Barstow (Sequioa park)
    7. day : Barstow - Tusayan (Grand canyon)
    8. day : Tusayan - Monument valley - Antelope Canyon - Page
    9. day : From Page to Bryce
    10. day : Bryce - Las Vegas (Zion park)
    11. day : Las Vegas
    12. day : Las Vegas across Death Valley to Los Angeles
    13. day : Los Angeles
    14. day : From LA to San Diego and La Jolla
    15. and 16. day in La Jolla

    Then we flew to New York and stayed for another 5 days there.

    As I said this was a great trip and we want to do another one in California and I would really like to know if anyone has any suggestions on what to visit now as we do not want to just repeat the exactly same trip again. (but some locations can be repeated of course)

    Thanks for any suggestions!

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    You could try heading north from San Francisco as we did on this trip

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin

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    Welcome to the RTA forum!

    Well, I think the obvious area that you didn't get to at all last time was Northern California, and a trip up the coast to the Redwood, and on into Oregon and maybe even washington would make a whole lot of sense.

    You could also go back and spend some time in the places you raced through last time. If you did Tahoe to Fresno and then Fresno to Barstow in back to back days, I assure you, you barely scratched the surface of Yosemite and Sequoia/Kings Canyon and could very easily go back and see a whole lot more area that you couldn't have been able to see last time.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Melbourne, Australia


    Michael's right you know!

    It surprises me that your first speed run through all the places you mention did not whet your appetite to return and see them in detail.

    Lifey who cannot wait to return there

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    Default Highway 1

    Looks like you missed the most spectacular stretch of the California coastline last time! Highway 1 from San Francisco to San Simeon. Carmel, Big Sur, and Hearst Castle are all worth the trip.

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