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1. Posted by Amy0220 (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y

Hi guys im planing to travel to sanfrancisco on middle of Oct.
After a few days,id like to down to LA and want to see the fantastic view of west coast
I guess driving a car through the pacific hwy would be the best way
Unfortunately,im not confident to drive..
Could it be possible to see the view on the bus or train ? What would u reckon?..
I actually Hope to meet nice people and rent a car and drive down to LA together!
Anyway please give me some advice!!


2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2001 posts) 4y

You see very very little on the train, and absolutely nothing on the bus. You want to be able to stop and smell the ocean - only possible with your own wheels (be sure to take Highway #1 and not #101 or #I-5). October is a great time to see California, and don't rush - take at least 2 days for that drive.

3. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 4y

Since you are by your own admission not a confident driver then do not try to drive it yourself.

There are other options to catch a ride... hook up with some other people and share costs, etc.

Good luck.


4. Posted by Amy0220 (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y

oh.. thanks guys. i was considering getting on the amtrack, coast starlight line.

wish to meet nice people who are willing to rent a car, and drive together ! l0l

is there any one go to sanfrancisco between 24 th and 28th of Oct. ?

5. Posted by Peter (Admin 5931 posts) 4y

Sounds like a good option for a tour bus. A bit of searching found me this one which sounds like just the ticket

There's probably other companies doing it as well. We have a similar route here in Australia between Adelaide and Melbourne on the great ocean road and buses like this are generally quite popular.

6. Posted by madpoet (Respected Member 413 posts) 4y

Maybe you could rent a motorbike or scooter. If you rent a car, it would be nice to have a convertible, and cruise down to LA with the top down. :)

7. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 4y

Since the OPer is not a confident driver a motorbike or scooter would be a really, really dumb idea.


8. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2001 posts) 4y

I also meant to suggest Green Tortoise - far better than Greyhound!

9. Posted by madpoet (Respected Member 413 posts) 4y

Well, yeah, I guess if she's not a confident driver, a scooter or motorbike wouldn't be such a good idea. But I still think a convertible would be the way to go, if you are renting a car. Enjoy that California sun! The wind in your hair. And you could get a better view.

10. Posted by Amy0220 (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y

Is there anyone planing travel in sanfransisco between 24th and 30 of OCt?

Thanks for all advices and i concluded i should gather some pp travling together
My plan is renting a car and go to yosemity national prk for 2days and drive to 17miles or futher it would be more fun than take day tour things..

Even though i cant really drive, i can be a good companion :)

If anyone feel like to travel for a few days with me please let me know

It sound like a little bit ad

Its my frist time to travel alone so a bit difficult to organizing my plan