Impulsive trip to CA. Suggestions?
February 25, 2013 1:48 PM Subscribe
I'm traveling to California for a week-long solo vacation. Suggestions on unique places to check out?
posted by dubious_dude to Travel & Transportation around California (17 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
So I'm from northern California originally, but live in DC now. I'm taking a much-needed vacation to California for a week. I'm going to fly into San Diego, then leaving from San Jose. Basically, I plan to do a coast trip, going up north from the coast. However, I have a week to play around, so I'm trying to shake things up and do something different. I've done this kind of trip before. I'm thinking maybe checking the desert out, but I'm also trying to be wise with budget. I'll be renting a car.
That said, any suggestions what to do? I'm open and flexible. I also may hit friends up, but I want this trip to be more about me and a release. Things I like doing include driving around, checking out beautiful scenery, and exploring. I'm not too keen in doing stuff inside the city (as I live in a city!), but again, am open to suggestions.
Also, any advice on finding cheap hotels to stay along the way? I'm a bit picky with hotels, but don't want to spend over $50 per night in a hotel. Bottom line: I don't want to arrive to California without knowing where I want to go, but I also want to be flexible and keep things a bit up in the air, while saving gas and hotel funds.
Thanks for your suggestions! Any questions are welcomed and will be answered.