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    Hi all
    We are planning a trip to the USA and part of the trip is going to be a Road Trip from San Francisco, Las Angeles, San Diego ending in Las Vegas. We are looking to do that over 9 days, maybe skipping San Diego. We are going to book our accommodation in SF and LV the rest we will do a bit homework and decide when we get there. Our date is going to be early August.
    Any Advice will be appreciated.
    Rikus

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    • #3
      Skip LA. Keep San Diego.

      Plan to take Hwy 1 south down the coast from San Francisco to include Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, Hearst Castle, Cambria, and Moro Bay, then to San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. Drive through Malibu on Hwy 1 (Pacific Coast Hwy) instead of taking 101 to LA. Stop in Santa Monica and Venice, and then head on down to San Diego.

      http://www.asd.travel

      Alternatively, instead of doing the coast, head to Yosemite from San Francisco, although the Valley in August is VERY crowded with tourists, even on a weekday.


      (KLD)
      Last edited by SCI-Nurse; 02-07-2013, 12:17 PM.
      The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
        Skip LA. Keep San Diego.

        Plan to take Hwy 1 south down the coast from San Francisco to include Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, Hearst Castle, Cambria, and Moro Bay, then to San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. Drive through Malibu on Hwy 1 (Pacific Coast Hwy) instead of taking 101 to LA. Stop in Santa Monica and Venice, and then head on down to San Diego.

        http://www.asd.travel

        Alternatively, instead of doing the coast, head to Yosemite from San Francisco, although the Valley in August is VERY crowded with tourists, even on a weekday.


        (KLD)
        can i come both are beautiful trips

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
          Skip LA. Keep San Diego.

          Plan to take Hwy 1 south down the coast from San Francisco to include Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, Hearst Castle, Cambria, and Moro Bay, then to San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. Drive through Malibu on Hwy 1 (Pacific Coast Hwy) instead of taking 101 to LA. Stop in Santa Monica and Venice, and then head on down to San Diego.

          http://www.asd.travel

          Alternatively, instead of doing the coast, head to Yosemite from San Francisco, although the Valley in August is VERY crowded with tourists, even on a weekday.


          (KLD)
          Ditto on the above.
          I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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          • #6
            What time of year?

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            • #7
              Hi

              Thank you for the replies, we are heading there in 1st week of August

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              • #8
                SF

                - In the city I have stayed in four hotels

                - westin: good, accesible shower/bathroom bed really high
                - club quarters: by far the least expensive. good accessible bath/shower low bed. some HC rooms really far from the elevator
                - Harbor court hotel: sucks, don't stay there
                - Hyatt embarcadero: great rooms, low beds. My preferred place but expensive.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
                  Skip LA. Keep San Diego.

                  Plan to take Hwy 1 south down the coast from San Francisco to include Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, Hearst Castle, Cambria, and Moro Bay, then to San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. Drive through Malibu on Hwy 1 (Pacific Coast Hwy) instead of taking 101 to LA. Stop in Santa Monica and Venice, and then head on down to San Diego.

                  http://www.asd.travel



                  (KLD)
                  How many days would a trip like this take? Where would the best overnight stays be? And lastly, is the Hearst Castle tour accessible?

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                  • #10
                    I would take 4 days to do that trip ideally, although you could do it in 1 if just driving, but if you do that, you will not get to see the Monterey Aquarium, or drive the 17 Mile Drive (Pebble Beach), nor have time for Hearst Castle. There is an accessible tour for Hearst Castle, but you cannot see all areas that you see on the regular tours. Purchase tickets ahead of time on-line for any of their tours:

                    http://www.hearstcastle.org/tours/ac...designed-tours

                    I would stay in Monterey (2 days), in Cambria, and then in Santa Barbara between San Francisco and LA.

                    (KLD)
                    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                    • #11
                      thank you all for this information, it is very helpfull.

                      we are planning to spend around 6-8 days in this area, we could make a detour through Arisona if we have time.

                      we are fortunate in that I am AB so a few steps isnt that big an issue, although we would like to avoid it.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RSA View Post
                        Hi all
                        We are planning a trip to the USA and part of the trip is going to be a Road Trip from San Francisco, Las Angeles, San Diego ending in Las Vegas. We are looking to do that over 9 days, maybe skipping San Diego. We are going to book our accommodation in SF and LV the rest we will do a bit homework and decide when we get there. Our date is going to be early August.
                        Any Advice will be appreciated.
                        Rikus

                        Yosemite and the Grand Canyon are worth trying to see, but SF and then down 1 will alone take your breath away. Check out the art museum in SF, GG bridge and Muir Woods near the bridge. Go early.
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                        • #13
                          Arizona and Vegas will be 100+ F in August, so travel accordingly.

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                          • #14
                            HI

                            we are staying over for 3 days either in Sana Cruz or Montery

                            can any one tell me which is the best? trying to relax a bit with some "drive outs" to the area?

                            thanks

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                            • #15
                              I love both areas, but there is more to do in Monterey. You could go over to Santa Cruz for a half day from Monterey very easily if you have a car. Things I love to do in Monterey (one of my favorite get-aways) include the following:

                              • The Monterey Bay Aquarium (easily a day here)
                              • Cannery Row (touristy, but fun shopping mostly)
                              • Carmel (shopping and good restaurants)
                              • Carmel Mission (one of the most beautiful of the original Spanish Missions)
                              • Drive the 17 Mile Drive (fee for entrance, but worth it)
                              • Point Lobos State Park
                              • Watching for sea otters from the walkway that goes from the Aquarium all the way around the point through Pacific Grove along the ocean.
                              • Drive down the first 50 miles of the Big Sur Coast for spectacular views (try lunch at Nepenthe)


                              You can also take a day trip over to Salinas if you are a John Steinbeck fan...the museum there devoted to his work is very interesting.

                              (KLD)
                              The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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