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Cheapest Way To Travel in The West Coast?

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1. Posted by Bjoernen (Budding Member 12 posts) 11y

Hi Everybody!
Im planning a trip to the west coast of the united states.
Im wondering what is the cheapest way to travel around?
Is it to buy some sort of coach pass or rent a car?
Is it easy to camp in a tent in the west coast?
Please help me with info around travelling and living in California.

2. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1998 posts) 11y

Go to the top of this page and click on "destinations", then click on "USA", then go to the bottom of the page and look at "Travel Products" and go to either the section entitled "Hostels" or "Budget Hotels".

This will give you a long list of cheap places to stay both around California--and in quite a few other places across the country.


3. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Hopefully, I am not too late for advice but I would definitely rent a car. They are pretty inexpensive here in the US (compared to Europe), the gas is cheaper (compared to Europe), and you great magnificent views off the Pacific Coast Highway, which is the road you would take to make your way up or down.

Along the way, you can camp out at the various National Parks so you wont have to pay for a hotel but you will have camping fees. You can rent an SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) and set up a tent at the parks.

4. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

I agree...the public transportation between cities in the U.S. is terrible. IN the city you won't have any problem getting around by either bus, trains, or subways. Greyhound has some routes, but they don't go to all cities. I would definatly rent a car for travel. You can also rent a motor home (RV) or
Good Luck!! :)

5. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I agree with the girls. Rent a car. I hired one with some friends to travel around the west coast for over a week and it was pretty inexpensive as far as I remember. Something along the lines of $100 each for 5 of us. Great freedom in having your own wheels too!