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travelling with parents to california coast for a week

I am leaving from Las Vegas and would like to know where i should being and end, do I begin in San Diego and end in Monterey or begin in Monterey and end in San Francisco? My parents are visiting from Ireland and both recently retired at 65yrs old. Do I book a vacation rental for a few days somewhere and use that as a base or stay in different areas. Thank you
  • olga
     asked this on July 27, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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Assuming you're heading out from Las Vegas, I'd probably you drive over to Los Angeles and then make your way north along California Highway One. Not sure how long you have, but Santa Barbara is a really lovely place at which to stop. Maybe also spend a night or two up in the Big Sur area, before scheduling a stop in either Monterey or Carmel (Big Sur Nepenthe restaurant is a prime spot for a lunch stop with a view!). Carmel is very quaint and has some nice inns and guesthouses. You could also go a bit more upscale at somewhere like the Inn at Pebble Beach or Bernardus Lodge (http://away.com/resorts/bernardus-lodge-bl-hotelid53531.html) in this area. After Monterey, it's a fairly straight shot up to San Francisco, where you could obviously spend some more time sightseeing before flying out. Best advice, though, is not to overdo the driving and enjoy the scenery along this wonderful stretch of coastline (it can also get a little slow during peak travel seasonss).
  • Alistair
     answered this on August 02, 2012 at 09:06 AM
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