California Transportation

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California Transportation

  • Cable Cars

    San Francisco Transportation

    I'd been told that SF's cablecars were usually crowded and thus difficult to get on. I was expecting that to be the case, especially as i visited in July (plenty of visitors). But I observed how they worked on my first day (my hotel was near Powell Street) and on my second day I rode the whole length of all three lines, and several shorter lengths...

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  • Driving

    Los Angeles Transportation

    Especially for out-of-towners, it can be an issue driving here in L.A. on the freeway because of the unawareness of special toll/carpool lanes. This is the frustrating case near downtown L.A. in parts of south and east L.A. with the 110 and 10 Express Lanes. Only vehicles with a "Fast Trak" transponder can ride on these special carpool lanes. You...

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  • By Trolley

    San Diego Transportation

    San Diego's Own Public Train System is Called the San Diego Trolley and it has stops up to the San Ysidro Area beside the San Ysidro Border Crossing to Mexico., Tips on how to use it: San Diego Trolley is a light rail kind of train with 53 stations, and comprises 53.5 miles (86.1 km) of route, and three primary lines named the Blue Line, the...

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  • By Car / 4-Wheel Drive

    Death Valley National Park Transportation

    I go to Death Valley at least once a year, sometimes multiple times. We stay in Beatty, NV and drive into the valley each day. Be sure to pay your park fee at one of the park ranger or info booth locations. SAFETY: If you want some honest advice about the road trip, here it is. PLAN THIS TRIP BEFORE YOU DRIVE INTO THE HEAT! Plan all of you...

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  • Driving / Roads

    Yosemite National Park Transportation

    As the URL below notes, the carrying and use of chains by all vehicles, including rentals and those with all-weather tires, can be required at any time there is snow or ice. This can occur both on the road to the Park and within the Park -- decisions on use of tires are made independently. In other words, you may be allowed to drive to the entrance...

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  • By Car

    Monterey Transportation

    There are many Metered Parking Slots along Cannery Row and the absolute limit is just 2 hours and you have to be early as to find the cheap metered parking since it will fill up rapidly before 10:00 am. There are several Pay Parking options in monterey and parking near the Main Stores and Shopping Malls in Cannery Row like the Cannery Row Garage...

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  • Disney Transport

    Anaheim Transportation

    If you're feeling like you want some Hollywood action after taking in Disneyland, catch a very convenient, direct ride to Universal Studios via bus. Once, I made this 36 mile trip and was pleased with the smooth ride. Granted, there are a few hotel pick stops and some traffic but hey- this is southern CA and traffic waits come with the territory....

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  • AquaBus

    Long Beach Transportation

    I still can't believe a one way ticket on the Aqualink only costs $1! What a deal for tourists! the same route by traditional taxi would easily cost $12. The Aqualink has one circular route which runs from Alamitos Bay(where all 3 restaraunts I reviewed are) to Rainbow Harbor and then the Catalina Island Terminal. Passengers can board or exit ant...

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  • Public Transportation

    Hollywood Transportation

    I'll say it until I'm blue in the face: you don't need a car here if you are a typical tourist of the Hollywood area. There are plenty of ways to get around: by the Red Line (subway rail), MTA bus, Dash bus, Starline bus and charter coaches and by taxis which cross often. RED LINE Main Hollywood Red Line (MTA 802) stops include:...

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  • By Train / Bus

    San Jose Transportation

    It is very easy to go to Winchester House by Caltrain train and the by a bus. From San Francisco Caltrain Sation to Santa Clara station and from there take a bus number 60 Southbound to Winchester house.

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  • By Bus

    Santa Monica Transportation

    Though the BBB does not stretch itself out quite like the main L.A. public transit option, MTA, the SM line covers a vast part of the places you want to see, including Santa Monica State Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade, UCLA, Venice Beach, Westwood and LAX. One route that I would recommend for visitors is the #3 (Montana Ave. &...

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  • By Car / Motorcycle

    South Lake Tahoe Transportation

    the drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe and State line can be via the US Route 50 East which takes about 190 miles and 3 1/2 hours or you can take the longer but more safer route via Interstate 80 East up the Donner Summit then turn right to Highway 89 in Truckee and then Past Tahoe City, along the Western Shores of Lake Tahoe for a longer...

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  • Airplane

    Palm Springs Transportation

    LAX is far from Palm Springs but it would be less expensive to fly to LAX. Then you would have to rent a car or get on a busor tour to Palm Springs. There is also the Palm Springs Airport but it would be pricey to fly into here. The Ontario Airport is another airport you could fly into.

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  • By Car

    Big Sur Transportation

    If you have a few days to spare for a vacation and coming from the San Francisco bay Area, A Visit to Big Sur is a must since this is where you will pass after going on a Jaunt in Monterey, Carmel by The Sea, pacific grove, pebble beach, 17 mile drive then to Big Sur! then off to San Simeon and Hearst Castle then Paso Robles, Santa Barbara,...

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  • By Ferry

    Coronado Transportation

    If you’ve visiting San Diego without a car (or even if you are) this is the fun and easy way to get to Coronado. The two ferry routes depart from docks near the Convention Center and Broadway Pier downtown, and it only take about 15 minutes to cruise across the bay. The Broadway Pier shuttles are especially nice as you’ll get an eyeful of the...

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  • By Taxi

    Manhattan Beach Transportation

    Between the Strand and the intersection of Manhattan Ave and Manhattan Beach Blvd, there is a designated taxi zone to conveniently take you around the beach area or beyond. At a given time, there are about 3 or 4 in wait along the sidewalk, so there is no wait. Main Official Manhattan Beach taxicabs include: M. Beach Taxi Cab, All Yellow Cab and...

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  • Walking

    Solvang Transportation

    Solvang is a small enough town that you can see the most from walking around. You can also take the Honen tours but i believe you get the most out of it from walking around so you dont miss anything. There are some wlking tours that you can get into or just walk around on your own.

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  • By Car

    Joshua Tree National Park Transportation

    For the most part the park is all paved roads. There are however a few dirt roads that will take you to places. They are not really that difficult to traverse. All the same though, you still might want to leave your Ferrari at home.

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  • Bus / Shuttle

    Mammoth Lakes Transportation

    Regardless of where in town you choose to stay, it's pretty easy to get around town. City shuttles run daily around town and to and from Main, Eagle and Canyon lodges. The Village is a central hub for all lines, green, red and blue. If you choose to go out at night, the shuttle run until about 1 am.

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  • Train / Station

    Carlsbad Transportation

    The Coaster is North County Transit District's comuter train getting people into downtown San Diego in the mornings and retuning them to the North County in the afternoons. It also offers evening returns after ball games at Petco Park. While staying in Carlsbad, this transportation is ideal for day trips to Old Town and downtown San Diego. The...

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  • By Train

    Oceanside Transportation

    As an alternative to driving, you cab enjoy a ride on the Coaster (a clean and modern train that links Coastal North County to San Diego). Brief stops are made at seven stations heading south from Oceanside (Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad Poinsettia, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Sorrento Valley, Old Town and Sante Fe Depot in downtown San Diego). The...

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  • By Car

    Julian Transportation

    Though there is a bus that will take you from downtown San Diego to Julian, the easiest way to get to Julian is by car. During the Apple Festival and on busy weekends, finding a parking space can be difficult. Visit during the week or "off season" times and there are plenty of places on the main street or up one of the small side streets. Walking...

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  • By Car

    La Jolla Transportation

    When a place is very nice and very popular one of the biggest problems is finding a parking space. In La Jolla, especially in The Village and at the beach, this is frustratingly true. However, there are 13 parking lots/structures open to the public and Valet Parking which are also open to the public. Otherwise, street parking is free and the...

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  • Public Transportation

    Chula Vista Transportation

    Chula Vista's bus system supplements the San Diego County system and information about the routes can be found on the Metropolitan Transit System website. If you are not familiar with using public transportation, the easiest thing to do is to look at the Trip Planner on the MTS website and fill in the blanks. This will help you plot out your way...

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  • Road Rules

    Imperial Beach Transportation

    Just a note to let you know that if you park in a Disabled Parking Space, without having a California Disabled Placard or Disabled License Plate on your car, you will be fined over $300.00! I know it is tempting when you come to the beach in the summer and find that everyone has gotten there before you and all the spaces are full, even up the side...

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  • By Car

    Del Mar Transportation

    As in most Californian cities, the best way of getting to and getting around Del Mar is by car. The compact "village" section of Del Mar with it's many hotels, restaurants and shops is just a block from the beach. However, this is just a small part of Del Mar and staying within these boundries will be more expensive than staying in the...

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  • WeHo PickUp Trolley

    West Hollywood Transportation

    The West Hollywood City Line bus is a free bus that runs arend WeHo with stops along major shopping areas and local hang outs including Boystown. Melrose, and the famous Sunset strip. Stops include: ▪ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ▪ Beverly Center ▪ Pacific Design Center ▪ Sunset & San Vicente ▪ Santa Monica & La...

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  • By Driving

    California Transportation

    You really have to hire a car for your trip here, as everything is so far apart on a Road Trip :). As a great tip, book a car that you feel will be just big enough for yourselves and your baggage, without being really cramped in. Then when you arrive to pick up your keys with the hire company, start to go through the motions with the booking, and...

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  • B.A.R.T

    San Francisco Transportation

    BART is now discontinuing free parking at their stations. Also, please take a look at my forum based on the BART system. It is located at: groups.google.com/d/forum/bay-area-rapid-transit-forum. Thanks! L J Note: To moderators, please do not remove my post or ban me, as I do not know the rules yet. This is my 1st day on.

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  • Metro

    Los Angeles Transportation

    Metrolink will link you to many differents areas of Los Angeles Country. The red line takes you from Union Station to North Hollywood and stops at many locations along the way and one of these is Pershing Square which is downtown Los Angeles. Pershing Square 500 S Hill St, Los Angeles 90013 Nearby Paid Parking (Independent) 4 Bike Rack Spaces

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  • Pacific Surfliner/Amtrak

    San Diego Transportation

    steps in riding an amtrak: The Main Depot of The Pacific Surliner in Sand Diego is at the Santa Fe Depot in Downtown and this Station is connected to other areas of San Diego via the San Diego Trolley, Public Buses, Taxis and Private Cars as there is a parking area nearby.The other Pacific Surliner Station will be at Old Town. You can buy a single...

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  • Information / Sources

    Death Valley National Park Transportation

    Just a warning to the wise. Gas was high even around May of 2005 and we all know it is even higher now 2010. Although, gas does fluctuate, it will be always higher here. So filling up before you venture into the park in probably wise. Furnace Creek Gas Station, 8AM-6PM (24 hours a day by credit card) on SR 190 Stovepipe Wells Gas Station, 8AM-6PM...

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  • Shuttle Bus

    Yosemite National Park Transportation

    PLANNING TO VISIT YOSEMITE? Go to the Village, park and take the shuttle bus. Trying to help out the environment as well as taking the driver out of the car, the new electric hybrid technology powered shuttle buses are doing the driving for the tourists as well as making most of the Yosemite National Park within walking distance without need of...

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  • Shuttles

    Anaheim Transportation

    If you want to get from Los Angeles Intl Airport to Disneyland in a convenient way, you may want to take a van shuttle. Super Shuttle is one of the most popular and reliable options for the drive. You can travel fairly inexpensively for a shared ride in the famous SS blue van. Depending on the deal and time, you can travel for just under $20 each...

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  • By Car

    Long Beach Transportation

    As with many cities, parking is prime. Long Beach is trying to provide plenty of parking for all visitors. This parking structure was near the Long Beach Aquarium. What was nice that day is they had someone controlling the traffic so people could cross the road safely to the aquarium. Address: 99 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

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  • By Car

    Hollywood Transportation

    What do you expect, hehehe parking rates at the Hollywood and Highland Center is astronomical. Hey this is a touristy place ok, even if you are staying at the Hollywood Rennaisance hotel, it is not free and it is more expensive to Park at the Rennaisance Hotel even if you are a check in guest since parking rates there at $ 30 and above. From the...

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  • By Car / Motorcycle

    San Jose Transportation

    There is little to do in San Jose. I suggest a car rental from Dollar rent a car. I managed to rent a compact car for $42 USD for 2 week-end days. It served me really well. I visited Stanford University, Palo Alto, San Francisco and drove around San Jose to see if there is actually anything to do there. I drove 132 miles and it only cost me $20 USD...

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  • By Car

    Santa Monica Transportation

    What is unique about the parking garages are decorated with art to help them blend into the historic downtown area. Also some of the parking garages will tell you how spaces might be available by a digital reader out in front of it. Make sure to check the web site to ensure prices haven't changed or if there is construction. CENTRAL BEACH & PIER...

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  • Information / Sources

    South Lake Tahoe Transportation

    The Nifty 50 Trolley is a tourist trolley that takes riders about South Lake Tahoe. The trolley runs to each stop on the route every 60 minutes and only costs $3 for the day! On Route A the day lasts from 10:30am to 8:30pm on the main route ... and from 11am to 6:30pm for route E (which BTW takes you to the Emerald Bay parking area). BlueGo also...

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  • Driving

    Palm Springs Transportation

    We flew to Palm Springs, but then needed to get to San Diego or Los Angelos to board a cruise. How do we get from PS to SD or LA? We enquired around. No train. There is a bus. Greyhound. But to get to San Diego (a two and a half hour drive), the bus took eight hours. (I think the bus went via Timbuctoo). Solution - for a price less than two...

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  • Information / Sources

    Big Sur Transportation

    Following the Scenic Route nr. 1 one has to make many stops at intresting places. It starts already in Santa Barbara and goes on with almost every town that one passes. Jumping out are Morro Bay (strange rockformation just out of the coast) and San Simeon (Hearst Castle)..

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  • Bus / Taxi / Limo

    Coronado Transportation

    The 901 bus route extends from Broadway downtown SD to the Iris Street Trolley station and runs down Orange Avenue in Coronado from one end to the other, weekdays & weekends with a stop at the Hotel del, which is a block from the beach. That is not the only stop in Coronado, but one of the most important stops. The 904 is a Shuttle bus from the...

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  • By Car

    Manhattan Beach Transportation

    Getting to Manhattan Beach by car is the most convenient mode of travel in my opinion. Your own car, a rented car or even a hired Limo. Los Angeles International Airport is just a few miles up the road from Manhattan Beach and at the airport there are lots of car rental companies that will service your needs. Of course getting here by car means...

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  • Car / Motorcycle

    Solvang Transportation

    Solvang had the foresight to build restrooms located within all the parking lots in town located along the street so everyone has access to them. They were very clean with many stalls. Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau 1639 Copenhagen Drive Solvang, CA 93463

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  • Information / Sources

    Joshua Tree National Park Transportation

    The main park road angles from the south entrance to the west entrance and neatly bisects the park into two halves. The main road is about forty miles long and the visitor van stop anywhere and start hiking in any direction. There really are no restrictions on hiking--just watch out for rattlesnakes.

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