My partner and I will be driving from San Francisco to Sea Ranch, California one day soon. Returning a few days later. We'd love some suggestions for places to stop along the way for coffee or lunch and for my partner to take photos. Even some side trips would be possible; we have the whole day. Please tell me what you love along that route! Thank you.
posted by BibiRose
on Jul 24, 2013 -
I'm moving from Berkeley, CA to Houston, TX next week, I'm wondering if there are any significant differences in the legal regime I should be aware of. [more inside]
posted by 0x006DB0
on Apr 7, 2013 -
Oregon to Texas Roadtrip: which is the better route, down through California/AZ/NM or through Utah/NM? [more inside]
posted by mokin
on Mar 26, 2012 -
My car was rear ended last night and it's starting to look like the guy who hit me does not have a driver's license or insurance. So I'm not really sure what my next move is. [more inside]
posted by dhammond
on Nov 13, 2011 -
I am a 52 y/o woman with a perfect driving record but for the last 20 years I have only driven in Idaho--Boise is the biggest traffic I have seen in the last 20 years. We may be moving to the Fresno area and I will want to drive the freeways to LA and SF and be confident about it. I need advice because I have really developed some anxiety when I think about it.
Last weekend my husband and I rented a car and drove from the Fresno airport to a smaller city nearby and I was even nervous as a passenger when he had to use the GPS to find our ways on the freeways. We had to keep up our speed even when we did not know when/where to turn off. The Hertz GPS magellan was not that good but it still looked nerve-wracking to me!
What advice can you give me? I would love to be able to take off from Fresno and drive to LA for the day sometime.
How will I get confident about this type of driving? It seems the traffic goes much faster than I am used to and people are changing lanes faster and with less notice too.
I would be smart enough to know not to head to LA during the rush hours but even in lower traffic I am experiencing anxiety even thinking about it!
Thanks for your help!
posted by seekingsimplicity
on Jul 23, 2011 -
What are your tips for driving with a trailer for (relatively) long distances? Plus other ID-to-CA driving questions inside. [more inside]
posted by cobain_angel
on May 21, 2011 -
Why have I had 3 seizures, spaced years apart? Does is have anything to do with marijuana? And does this HAVE to mean a loss of drivers license in California? [more inside]
posted by wannaknow
on Jan 20, 2009 -
29 year old UK resident without a driver's license and I've just been offered a six month job swap in California from later this year. How do I best go about procuring a license in the UK and then a car in the US? [more inside]
posted by Molesome
on Aug 4, 2008 -
Driving from San Jose to Pasadena via CA-1, what are the must-see scenic stops? The time constraint is 24 hours (from Sunday morning to Monday morning). So far, the only markers on my route are the Mystery Spot and Big Sur.
posted by parttimeninja
on Aug 1, 2007 -
How do you deal with or adapt to Car Culture? Tips on driving, things to do in/with the car, strategies to deal with traffic, autos, parking, life-on-the-road in general please. Also: any specific Southern California driving/car advice. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia
on Jul 19, 2007 -
What is the best method & location for live-blogging a cross country trip using a MacBook, DSLR camera, DV camera, t-mobile EDGE and intermittent wifi? [more inside]
posted by tarthur
on Jun 13, 2007 -
What is the driving distance from the southern California border to the Panama Canal? [more inside]
posted by letitrain
on Feb 9, 2007 -
In San Francisco, CA, on Valencia Street, in the Mission, I've noticed that many people park in the turn lane. Is this legal? [more inside]
posted by mto
on Oct 18, 2006 -
DrivingDirectionsFilter: I'm in Santa Rosa, California, and I'm planning to take I-5 north to Portland, Oregon. What's the best way from here over to I-5? [more inside]
posted by moss
on Oct 6, 2005 -
I'm 24, live in California, drive approximately 11,250 miles a year, and since purchasing a new Saturn Ion in 2003, have had a perfect driving record (in fact, I've always had a perfect driving record). What should I be paying for car insurance? And what, in your experience, are the best car insurance companies?
posted by grrarrgh00
on Nov 14, 2004 -