Where to go in California without a car?
May 14, 2012 4:54 AM Subscribe
Traveling in California for five weeks--but without a car. Where should/can I go and what cities/places should I absolutely not miss? I'll be starting in Northern California and working my way down.
I will be traveling alone with limited funds in California mostly likely from November to December.
I've been to California once before and I know that having a car makes life a lot easier to get around, but driving or renting a car is out of the question. I plan to take amtrak or any type of bus transit to get me around the state. I'm also open to craigslist rideshare since I've heard that the real scenic route if you're traveling down the state is via car, not train.
So a big problem is that I'm really interested in seeing the redwoods and various national parks and not only am I traveling in colder weather but I also have limited transportation. I've been looking into Green Tortoise Adventure Buses but does anyone have any other recommendations?
In addition to that, I need recommendations for cities! The cities I plan to see are so far: San Francisco, San Diego, and L.A and I want to add more to the list. I'm open to all sorts of places (even places that aren't cities) and if there's somewhere that very cool, I don't mind taking a really long time to get there through various transit routes to get there.