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11. Posted by TheLoungeLotus (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y

I live in Los Angeles and we have what we term, "June Gloom" cause it's always gloomy at that time of month. But with the weather being all funky for the last two years, it's gonna be a mystery.

The hottest month in Los Angeles is September, "Indian Summer." June should be nice and temperate.

The northern part of the state seems to have more of the postcard picture sceneries. But I would throw in Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California and Ojai Valley near Santa Barbara in the mix.

All depends on what you like.

Have fun!

Sheila

12. Posted by miketousa (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y

Hi Guys,

Thanks for all the great advise. i'm seriously holding a map each time someone suggests a place, and i'm slowly building up my trip.

I have decided to make a few changes based on suggestions from friends, instead of starting in San Francisco, i'm starting in San Diego and driving up to SF; still 10 days, but this way, if i decide to finish my drive early there are more things to do around SF (from all these posts).

I have rented a convertible to make this trip even more memorable.

i will keep you guys updated on my plans, and i might even write my detailed trip after i'm done. hopefully it will help others in the future.

it's a bit less than a month to go, and i'm so excited!

Mike.

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14. Posted by tourexplora (Inactive 3 posts) 2y

I am following this thread to look for references from members here

15. Posted by MX5Racer (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2y

Mike,

We did this trip in 2006. We Started in San Fran (4 Days), then Santa Cruz, Monterrey, Mariposa (Yosemite), Mono Lake (Sierra Nevadas), Hetch Hetchy (Yosemite), and back to San Fran. You can see my photo log here: -snip- . All the CA links were done in that one trip. An unexpected find was Bodie Ghost town and a Hot Spring discovery.

[ Edit: Sorry, no personal details please. ]

16. Posted by tripster (Budding Member 47 posts) 2y

Any info on cost of living please? Am thinking about a couple of weeks with my boyfriend in April. we are not that precious about accommodation so open to doing a mix of hostel/ hotel/motel/ maybe a bit of camping in the NPs....

How does cost of living compare to Irish prices? - Accommodation/ food and drink/ petrol. car hire/ tours etc, etc. Daily budget ideas?

Thinking SF, Yosemite, Napa Valley, Grand canyon and death valley as main list, maybe Vegas for 2 days just to see it but not into the whole gambling thing...

we are thinking 2-2,5 weeks.

Thanks.

17. Posted by oscar5453 (Full Member 70 posts) 2y

Send me a PM. I live in California and just came back from Ireland a few months ago. I can provide the info you need.

- Oscar

18. Posted by oscar5453 (Full Member 70 posts) 2y

Quoting tripster

Any info on cost of living please? Am thinking about a couple of weeks with my boyfriend in April. we are not that precious about accommodation so open to doing a mix of hostel/ hotel/motel/ maybe a bit of camping in the NPs....

How does cost of living compare to Irish prices? - Accommodation/ food and drink/ petrol. car hire/ tours etc, etc. Daily budget ideas?

Thinking SF, Yosemite, Napa Valley, Grand canyon and death valley as main list, maybe Vegas for 2 days just to see it but not into the whole gambling thing...

we are thinking 2-2,5 weeks.

Thanks.

Hello,

The cost of living is expensive here in California but it really depends on what parts you are in. In the San Francisco Bay Area things are expensive. Las Vegas and that area around there is relatively cheap. When I was in Ireland this summer I though that the prices were reasonable and were comparable to our prices. Gas is cheap here compared to Ireland and Europe. Gas is currently $3.59/ Gallon average and even cheaper in other parts of the USA. There are plenty of hotels along the way in your travels along the highway. I recommend using hotels dot com for reservations. April is still our rainy season but things are beautiful during this time ( Nice and green). In regards to Yosemite and the Grand Canyon there might still be snow during this time but maybe not. Our weather had been crazy lately. You can easily get hotels anywhere from $59 and up on your trip. HIring a car is cheap as well but the expensive part is the car insurance but its not too bad. I have many recommendations for your trip the first would be to include death valley to your trip - its beautiful during that time.

Sounds like an awesome trip so far.

Take care.
- Oscar

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