- 3 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
I previously wrote asking for tips for my California coastline roadtrip (you can read it here).
I got some great feedback and am hoping that now that I’ve narrowed some things down (based on the feedback) that I could get some more feedback?
We’re still doing 10 days, but have since dropped Seattle from the list. We now have San Diego – Portland.
Right now our itinerary is:
Day 1 -Arrive 10 am – San Diego (1 night)
Day 2, Day 3 – LA (2 nights)
Day 4 – Drive to San Francisco, stay Day 4, Day 5, Day 6 (3 nights)
Day 7 – Leave to Eureka, stay Day 7, Day 8 (2 nights)
Day 9 – Drive to Portland, stay Day 9 (1 night)
Day 10 – Leave 5 pm.
From the previous post, someone recommended skipping LA altogether, that it wasn’t worth the traffic etc. Admittedly, I just want to see the Hollywood sign and the walk of fame, Griffith Observatory was recommended. I do think we could change that to have an extra night in San Diego and then stay somewhere outside of LA for Day 3?
As for San Diego, I’m having a tough time deciding where to stay!! I didn’t realize it was so big! I’m torn between Mission Beach and downtown in the Gaslamp district. I think I’d prefer to be by the beach, as long as there are good restaraunts in walking distance too, but then I also found a very reasonably priced apartment on Coronado island…is it worth being out there? Our plans so far are a walking beer tour and surf lessons!
For our San Francisco stay, I found a great apartment on/in(?) the marina, with parking. This is a pretty good area right? We plan to do Big Sur (on the way) Alcatraz, having lunch in the park by the Full House house, Golden Gate bridge, and visiting Muir woods or big bason, plus eating a lot of food!
So to quickly summarize all of that (if you’ve read this far), should we shorten our LA days to extend stays elsewhere, and just make it a day trip?
What are the best locations in San Diego to stay? Any other general tips are also appreciated (our interests include being active, enjoying local food, taking in the scenery and sightseeing)!!!
Edited to Add – we are not much into wine so Napa is pretty much out for us 🙂