My friend and I are traveling from San Francisco to LA in early sep and we are trying to decide on how to travel, where to stay and where to stop... we have 2-3 weeks to do it in. Just Wondered if anyone has any tips or is doing that at a similar time? We'll be in vegas before that also and hopefully doing some sort of grand canyon trip if anyone has any tips on those places too?
As a first-time poster, I suggest the first thing you do is to review the previous threads on this trip (either going round-trip--or even going from LA to SF) and then consider taking the same route only in reverse.
For example, here's one that makes suggestions on where to go and what to see if you were going from LA to SF.
The main highlights between these two cities (SF and LA) are:
If you take the Coastal route:
Winchester Mystery House (across from Santana Row mall in San Jose)
Carmel and Monterey (and the close-by Pebble Beach area, which includes the 17 mile drive)
Route from Carmel through Big Sur down to San Onofre (Hearst Castle)
Cambria (beautiful small town with a great stretch called Moonstone Beach at the north end of town)
Paso Robles and its 170 wineries
Los Olivos (wineries/horse country) and Solvang (danish town)
Santa Barbara (wharf and State Street)--best known as Oprah Winfrey's home town and home to a beautiful University of California campus
Murphy's (small interesting town)
Yosemite National Park
Kings Canyon National Park
Sequoia National Park
and once you are in the LA metro area:
Anaheim (home to Disneyland)
Long Beach (home to the new aquarium)
Buena Park (home to Knotts Berry Farm)
Enjoy your trip
[ Edit: Correction of mall spelling (Santana Row, not Santa Row) ]
Cool that's great, thank you! I'll look in to those places!. :-)