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Seaside Towns between SF and LA

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Seaside Towns between SF and LA

Hi, I have about five days including travel town that we want to spend on the coast. We can either fly to SF and drive south, or LA and drive north. We are looking for nice seaside towns, something or things that have some charm to explore and nice areas around it. I have heard of Cambria, Pismo, San Luis Obisbo, Carmel (where I as many years ago, but don't remember very much). Ideally we would stay in one place or max two, and explore a bit around. I have been to Hearst Castle so don't need to see that again. Any suggestions anyone has would be appreciated

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1. Re: Seaside Towns between SF and LA

You'll need to plan on more than one location to stay in, as SF and LA are 400 miles and 10 hours apart from each other via the coast.

The following link provides info on the cities/towns along the coast with descriptions and a list of activities that might interest you:


Some of your options:

Santa Cruz


Pacific Grove

Carmel By The Sea

Big Sur


Morro Bay

Avila Beach

Santa Barbara


Edited: 26 January 2014, 13:16
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