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Monterey & Carmel Explorer Tour
"The Monterey & Carmel Explorer Tour will take you along California's Pacific Coast on your way to historic Monterey & picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea along with a drive through Pacific Grove in between. Monterey Bay has great geologic and b which borders 276 miles of California’s spectacular coastline. Monterey Bay was the site of the first Europeans to visit the land that became California. Several waves of industrial scale whaling and fishing exploited the bounty of the huge undersea tren California Highway 1 (fog permitting). After an optional stop in Santa Cruz a rest break and optional photo stops along the way you will set foot on Monterey’s famous Cannery Row for a chance to stroll among the shops and grab a fresh seafood lunch. If you bring your own lunch you might be able to squeeze in a short trip to the world famous Monterey Aquarium (admission not included). After lunch
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Monterey And Carmel-by-the-Sea Day Private Tour from San Francisco
"Escape the big city for a trip along the beautiful Monterey Peninsula via the Pacific Coast Highway. Enjoy stunning seascape views the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck's Cannery Row as you cruise the famous 17-Mile Drive heading to the coastal town of Carmel-by-the-Sea.Stop at historic Cannery Row—John Steinbeck’s novel of the same name takes place on this street during the Great Depression—for a 000 strange and colorful underwater creatures from playful sea otters and turtles to powerful sharks and the rare and massive ocean sunfish.Cruise along the scenic and celebrated 17-Mile Drive home to the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course. Admire the Lone Cypress—this postcard-worthy tree stands on a rugged granite outpost amid the waves—and scope out the area’s magnificent mansions with their sweeping coastal views. Stop along the way t head to enchanting Carmel-by-the-Sea
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San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Ticket and Alcatraz Tour
"Design your own itinerary of San Francisco on this hop-on hop-off double-decker bus tour. Tickets are valid for 2 days and there are numerous stops with multiple attractions and landmarks for you to explore. You can hop on and off the tour as many times the top deck is open and in the winter clear screens shelter you from the cold and offer unobstructed views of the city. Jump on the ferry to discover where some of the most notorious inmates were incarcerated at Alcatraz one of San Francisco's most popular attractions. This penitentiary formally known as ""The Rock"" is famous for having housed ruthless criminals such as Al Capone (Scarface) and Machine Gun Kelly.The total duration of the loop is approximately 1.5 hours Stop highlights are listed below in the Itinerary """
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Stroll University Avenue

University Avenue is the heart of Palo Alto shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. Located straight out Standford's main entrance, this area is a favorite for students and professors as well as professionals in the local technology industry.

Most of the businesses on this stretch of street cater to high-end tastes, such as the Persian rug shop whose small 3 foot by 15 foot rugs were $10,000... I'd like to know how much the massive 30 foot by 40 foot rug sells for. This street also has several historic theaters, countless restaurants and cafes, as well as a handful of bars that become clubs late. During our visit we walked up and down this busy street numerous times stopping at Lytton Plaza to gaze at the egg, we ate a late night snack at Pizza My Heart, we stopped in at Borders, and we grabbed coffee at Starbucks.

165 University Avenue is a small rented office building that has served as the original location for several noted Silicon Valley companies, including Logitech, Google, and PayPal. Across the street is the headquarters for Facebook.

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Ewingjr98
Oct 05, 2008

A college and resort rolled into one.

Stanford University is gorgeous, colorful and easy to get around. The best bet for parking is to go to the main quad area, there you will see a circled parking area for guests. This is metered parking for two hours. This is plenty of time to stroll the campus. Since the main buildings is around this parking area, you can continue to feed the meter if you like and make a day of it. Great opportunity abounds for photo and architecture buffs. Outstanding people watching.

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