California Roadtrip

Planning on a roadtrip with the senpai for 12 days. Starting on San Diego and going all the way to SF and back to SD again.

Any recommendations along the way aside from the usual touristy shit? Also anything I should avoid? The less gays, the better.

>inb4 don’t go to California then moron

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    PCH all the way.

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Stick to the coast, avoid the cities as much as possible. You WILL be raped by homeless people so bring condoms.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Stick to the coast,
      good advice, but let me throw out a curveball: depending on when OP's planning his trip, he should cross the valley and the Sierras for the return leg and take 395. A bunch of the relevant roads are closed rn but should be open in summer. Beautiful mountain country, world-famous bouldering in Bishop, old mines and ghost towns, big 4x4 road network, well worth it if you're into that sort of thing. The PCH is pretty but sometimes excruciatingly slow.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        interesting advice anon. This is an ideal route for visiting national parks and nature in general I suppose? Thing is my parents want to see the cities mainly. Is it possible to have a decent mix of nature and urban experience in one go?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          PCH may not be open between Moro Bay and Carmel this summer. The road got washed out during the storms this year. I wouldn't plan on doing Big Sur.

          I mentioned in another thread that you could go inland and do Yosemite, but your parents would hate the Yurts in Curry Village if they only like cities. And the hotels in Yosemite National Park are outrageously expensive. If route 1 is still closed, you should definitely take the back way 395. Do this route.

          San Diego
          Laguna Beach
          Santa Monica
          Bishop California (quick stop)
          Mammoth Lakes California
          South Lake Tahoe
          Placerville (quick stop)
          Sausalito
          San Francisco

          The two places you absolutely have to stop at on 395 are Erick Schat's Bakery in Bishop for pastries and the Crowley Lake General Store for sandwiches. The eclairs and crempuffs at Erick Schat's are better than anything I ate in France.

          Mammoth Lakes is a town at the Mammoth ski resort. Go eat at the Lakefront Restaurant. The weather is always super nice in the summer. It's a cool 1 day stop.

          South Lake Tahoe is worth 2 nights. Take the lift up the mountain at Heavenly and check out the view. Go see the 2 waterfalls that are right off the road, eagle falls and cascade falls.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/fkkDtEb.jpg

            Thanks for your time anon. Appreciate the input. My parents have been studying your advice kek. They really like the route through the national parks, we plan on staying in Mammoth Lakes and another day on South Lake Tahoe.

            Couple of questions:
            On the day we stay in LA, where do you recommend. We are thinking of Santa Monica area or Balboa area
            Is Oakland a good place to stay in San Francisco?

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              Oakland is dumpy. And it can be a pain in the ass to get across the bridge during traffic. Just stay in a hotel with parking over by Fisherman's Wharf. Don't leave anything in your car and get the full coverage insurance

              In LA, I'd stay right at Santa Monica Pier. Don't plan on driving anywhere between 230 pm and 6pm during the week. It's total gridlock in the city. If you want to spend the day in LA and get moving north to beat the traffic for the next day, you could stay a lot cheaper in Santa Clarita.

              The route from 395 to Tioga Road that goes through Yosemite is epic.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Already looking for vacancies in SF. Mainly Airbnbs. Thanks once again

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous
  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Avoid SF. Complete shithole.
    Monterey is pretty cool.

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    The Madonna Inn is fun if you want to break up the drive.

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    IF you dont see the Redwoods in northern California you are realy missing out...largest beings on the face of the earth. Incredible. Go during winter. You will thank me later. So many fricking shitty people here you have no idea, cant even go to the gym without running into a ghetto ass beaner or Black person.

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I love the American obsession with road trips. It's a sign of your slavery. In Europe it's all about getting from point A to point B as fast as possible because we know every city is filled with culture. In America, they have no culture, so they drive aimlessly and pretend that's equal to a Grand Tour or something. It's honestly pathetically sad and hilarious

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Nah dawg you’re a landlet

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I just spent 10 days riding trains around Switzerland. It makes you feel like a peasant after a while. There is something special about driving somewhere in the US in a big ass SUV loaded to the brim , your dog laying in the back seat, and just heading onto the open road. You don't have to show your passport or fill out a bunch paperwork telling the government where you'll be every day of the week. I love European cities. But I'll take my own comfy car over a crowded bus filled with stinky tourists any day of the week. If you ever drive into Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Tetons, Lake Tahoe, or the Grand Canyon, you'll understand.

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