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what to start?

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what to start?


I think I am trying to do too much in a short amount of time and need assistance in planning. I am planning our summer vacation for the 4 of us (2 teenage boys 15,17). We plan to visit for 7 or 8 nights. We would like to visit San Francisco, Red Wood Forest (a must), and a possible trip to LA (visit relatives). I would like to do something fun with the kids as they never been to California. I would consider flying from LA to SF to save time. I am coming from New York.

Thanks for any advice.

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1. Re: what to start?

For the redwoods, Muir Woods is just north of SF ans can be visited by tours or driving yourself. Henry Cowell is further south and folks visit on the way to Santa Cruz and Monterey. If you are talking about far north CA redwoods, those are at least 4 hrs away from SF.

So... SF - 4 nights including Muir Woods, then fly to LA and home from there? Definitely feasible. Are you doing tourism in LA too? How many days there and what do the teens want to do? You are missing the central coast drive but you may or may not want to pack that in.

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2. Re: what to start?

There is a wealth of info in the SF and LA top questions. Please start there and as Chinita said we have two redwood groves close by with Muir being closest. There is info on what to do and see in SF in those Top Questions

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