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4 nights san fran/1 night monterey or 3 nights san fran/2 mo

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4 nights san fran/1 night monterey or 3 nights san fran/2 mo

Which would you do? 4 nights san francisco and 1 night monterey or

3 nights san francisco and 2 nights monterey.

2 dds (13, 10) and 2 adults

Thanks!

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1. Re: 4 nights san fran/1 night monterey or 3 nights san fran/2 mo

This is totally your decision. No one else can make it for you. Sorry. Chuck.

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2. Re: 4 nights san fran/1 night monterey or 3 nights san fran/2 mo

3 nights in SF gives you 2 full days. Do you think you can see what you want to see in that time frame? If so, then 3 nights SF, 2 Monterey. If you can only afford one night in Monterey, you'll need to leave SF pretty darn early to get the local sights in. You realistically won't have time to drive down to Big Sur, unless you don't have to be back in SF until late afternoon or evening to fly home on Day 2.

Edited: 05 February 2014, 01:48
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3. Re: 4 nights san fran/1 night monterey or 3 nights san fran/2 mo

This decision will be based on several things that we don't know about you -- is this your first visit to San Francisco? What time do you arrive in SF (in other words, do you arrive early enough to have at least half a day to sightsee on arrival)? Are you planning on driving Big Sur? Where are you going after Monterey (in other words, what time do you need to leave that area and in which direction)? Do you like nature or cities (in other words, what do you want to do in Monterey)?

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4. Re: 4 nights san fran/1 night monterey or 3 nights san fran/2 mo

To answer some questions. We have not been to ca before. We are arriving at 1:00 pm on the first day. After Monterey we are going to piano beach, Santa Monica, Anaheim (Disney 3 nights), & San Diego (4days).

We want to see the aquarium, Henry cowell state park, point lobos, Santa Cruz pier in and on the wat to Monterey. For sanfrancisco want to do exploratorium, Alcatraz, Lombard street, fischermans wharf, pier 39, Disney museum?, Marin headlands? Ideas?

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5. Re: 4 nights san fran/1 night monterey or 3 nights san fran/2 mo

there is a 3 day itinerary on covering SF in the Sf forum. Can it be rushed sure. on the other hand if you want to do henry cowell and SC and Monterey that is a lot to do in one day.

You are going south of Monterey to Pismo beach right ? Then you can do Point Lobos on the day you drive south.

No wrong answer here. By the way please do feel free to call San Francisco SF if you want to abbreviate it.

Edited: 05 February 2014, 03:45
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6. Re: 4 nights san fran/1 night monterey or 3 nights san fran/2 mo

Given that you are heading south from Monterey, and have never been to San Francisco before, I'd say 4 nights SF and 1 night Monterey. That gives you time to do Henry Cowell, Santa Cruz and the Monterey Aquarium one day, then Point Lobos and Big Sur en route to Pismo Beach the next day. Four nights in SF will give you 3-1/2 days, which is just about right for a first visit.

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