San fran- Vegas - San Diego- LA- 4 week

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1. Posted by jim_bardum (Budding Member 5 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

I and 5 mates are travelling back end of November. We fly straight to San Francisco, then make our own way to Vegas, then San Diego then end the trip in LA. Can anyone recommend how long to spend in each place? we've based it on 1 week in each but is it worth spending a full week in the likes of San Francisco? Also as we’ll be in LA for Xmas does anyone know what LA's like at Xmas?

2. Posted by friscokid (Full Member 122 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

well i would spend more time in SF (not just saying that cuz i live here), and less time in vegas and san diego... San Francisco is simple to get around without a car hire... in fact don't use a car hire until you are ready to leave san francisco (or use for a ride share) -- wait you have so much time in SF you can take side trips to santa cruz's boardwalk, or to napa/sonoma's vineyards (you will need a car hire for side trips)

SF is a dense small city which means lots to do, but easy to get around to all the interesting things by walking or taking public transit...
things to do??? like music -- see some concerts, drink in the bars, people watch in the haight, kick a football in golden gate park, walk/bike across golden gate bridge (not near golden gate park) think of SF as the Amsterdam of California

next, vegas (8 hour drive from sf) is all casinos and unless you feel like sitting in a casino for 7 days, you might want to cut that trip down to 4 days and take a side trip over hoover dam during those 4 days... if its snowing, use your car hire to go to lake tahoe for skiing or snow boarding... when i did my first trip to vegas... i saw all the casinos in 3 days... t

xmas time in los angeles should be mild when it comes to climate - shorts are common especially in the university area of westwood, which is the area you should stay to find kids your age (str8s) and west hollywood for partying (gays).

you have plenty of time for these 4 cities to not rush about in a panic trying to cram everything into your 4 weeks...