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

    Don't be nervous about driving in LA if you are a tourist. I landed at LAX on my first ever visit to US and drove straight from LAX to West Hollywood. Also this was my first time driving on the right side of the road. The roads (boulevards) are very wide and the Interstate is super wide. Maybe on your first day driving you could avoid the...

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  • By Trolley

    San Diego Transportation

    San Diego has a decent infrastructure for travelers who don't have cars, especially if you are in the downtown area The link to our system is:http://www.sdmts.com/ But the best way I have found is to use GoogleMaps and map and click on the "public transportation" tab. It will even tell you the lines to get on, the cost and how long it will take...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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  • Public Transportation

    Chula Vista Transportation

    From the parking area near I-5 this trolley will take you to the nature center and return you to your car. There is no fee for parking or riding the trolley. There is a small fee to enter the nature center but I think it is well worth the money.

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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

    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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  • By Train

    California Transportation

    This is part II of the previous question about getting between San Francisco and Los Angeles by train (in order to deal with the 10,000 character limit in VirtualTourist tips), but now let us suppose that you want to add a layover to the trip in one of the intermediate cities: Let's suppose that you want to go from San Francisco to Los Angles...

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  • B.A.R.T

    San Francisco Transportation

    BART is the easiest way to get from the East Bay to the city. It is cheaper than paying for parking if you are traveling alone or with another person. From the East Bay to the city, the fare is about $5 one way. Parking is free at many stations. There are announcement screens on the platforms that tell you where the train is going. It is good to...

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  • Metro

    Los Angeles Transportation

    For your Los Angeles Metro trip, you should get a TAP card for your bus and rail travel. OK, I know, yet another card to put in the wallet! Metro has decided that paper passes are just way too evil and it wants you to go green with the tap. If you have an old Metro paper stub, it'll be a collector's item! Get a TAP card for $1 at a Metro rail stop...

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  • Pacific Surfliner/Amtrak

    San Diego Transportation

    I have taken the Pacific Surfliner to L.A. from San Diego twice and it has been a pleasant (and punctual) trip each time. I purchased a Business Class ticket to ensure a comfortable seat, but I can't speak to whether or not that is really necessary. From the website, it looks like the Coach seats are pretty spectacular as well. The return ride that...

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  • Combined Suggestions

    Yosemite National Park Transportation

    Yosemite in the winter is great. 3.5 million people visit the park yearly, but 65% of those people go during the summer months. Winter is where it's at -- All the best minus the huge crowds. Read an article written by the San Francisco Chronicle about Yosemite in the winter time...

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  • Shuttles

    Anaheim Transportation

    If you want to do some serious upscale shopping and power-walking before or after Disneyland, you may want to consider taking the South Coast Plaza shuttle. It is a perfect and roomy comfy ride from Anaheim to Costa Mesa, in which lies S.C.P., the grandest mall of them mall in Orange County. Do consider the shuttle, as it is a hassle-free way to...

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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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  • 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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  • 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. CENTRAL BEACH & PIER PARKING May - September: $8 weekends & holidays; $7 weekdays April & October: $7 weekends &...

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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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  • 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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  • 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 / 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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.

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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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  • 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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  • Information & Sources

    Carlsbad Transportation

    . BY HIGHWAY S21: I drove to Carlsbad from San Diego by the road S21 on Saturday early afternoon. The traffic was neither heavy nor light, I could say. Close to major intersections the road was a little jammed whereas it was empty in other places. S21 is a part of Pacific Coastal Highway 1 (or 101) which goes along the Pacific Coast from Mexico...

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