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1. Posted by cplford (Budding Member 98 posts) 9y

I will be travelling from Seattle to Los Angles via Amtrak in September 08. I intend to take time in some other towns along the way eg: Portland OR. I welcome suggestions on where to stop over and what to do along this route, particularly in Oregon.

2. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 9y

In Oregon I'd stop in Klamath Falls - now I've never been there exactly, but have been in the vicinity and loved it! It also looks pretty great from the online info I've found. In California my top two stops would be Davis and San Luis Obispo - there are both really great towns with a lot to do on foot, very nice, laid-back atmospheres, and some interesting stuff to see. Best of luck with your trip!

3. Posted by cplford (Budding Member 98 posts) 9y

Thanks for the info. I had earmarked Klamath Falls, so it is good to get another recommendation.

4. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 2000 posts) 9y

In California I'd stop in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. There is lots to see in Santa Barbara, from the beach (usually with an art show going on along the sidewalks), great restaurants and good shops along State Street, wonderful restaurants, and the most beautiful mission (with a rose garden right next door) in all of the United States.


5. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 2000 posts) 9y

Oh, and in the north--get off at Arcata, but avoid Eureka (old and very run down).

6. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 2000 posts) 9y

Sorry, but I keep remembering stuff.

When you arrive in LA at the main railroad station almost right across the street is Olvera Street--where the city of LA started. It's just a short block, but worth the time to walk up and down before going on to your hotel (stash your luggage first, of course). About 3 blocks away is chinatown--so you could walk over to there also if you wanted to.

Also, in the north of the state is Mendocino--which is beautiful--but I don't think the railroad goes through that town.

I hope you enjoy your trip.