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Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley Day Trip

Guest post by dzr1107 My brother and I decided on a whim to visit Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley, California. We did absolutely no planning, other than my quick check on Google Maps to make sure he wasn’t totally insane.  It turns out Napa is only a little over an hour from Berkeley (and an hour and a half from San Francisco – going over the Golden Gate, with no...

Northern California in 4 Days

Guest post by dlehotsky Map tips: each color represents a different day. Click a marker to learn more about the spot, and click the star in the map header to save the entire map under Your Places in Google Maps. First, I will say that Northern California is absolutely, stunningly beautiful! I’m not much of a driver and don’t like to do a lot of driving, especially...

CA to OH Road Trip in 6 Days

Guest post by dzr1107 Map tips: each color represents a different day. Click a marker to learn more about the spot, and click the star in the map header to save the entire map under Your Places in Google Maps. My brother got a new job on the East Coast, so this trip is our journey of driving cross country with half his belongings in his Subaru. We drove 7-9 hours a...

California Road Trip in 9 Days

Guest post by ccatts Map tips: each color represents a different day. Click a marker to learn more about the spot, and click the star in the map header to save the entire map under Your Places in Google Maps. We flew into San Francisco and stayed at different places booked through Airbnb and VRBO. Our general route was SFO – Napa – Yosemite – Kings Canyon – Sequoia –...

Yosemite and the California Coast in 7 Days

Guest post by dzr1107 Map tips: each color represents a different day. Click a marker to learn more about the spot, and click the star in the map header to save the entire map under Your Places in Google Maps. Day 1 We began our trip early afternoon by heading out of San Jose on 101 S, across California on 152 E, and up to Yosemite National Park on 41 N.  The length...

California Coast in 6 Days

Guest post by l8dybug Map tips: each color represents a different day. Click a marker to learn more about the spot, and click the star in the map header to save the entire map under Your Places in Google Maps. Day 1 Flew into San Jose and drove about 3 hours to San Luis Obispo. We took the faster inland route, not the coastal one, because it was a cross-country...

Napa Valley Day Trip

Map tips: click a marker to learn more about the spot, and click the star in the map header to save the entire map under Your Places in Google Maps. Heritage EatsBlue Ridge TrailheadGlory HoleOxbow Public MarketCeladon Restaurant Flew in to SFO, drove to hotel in Napa (about an hour and a half outside of rush hour). Arrived around 12:30, grabbed lunch at Heritage...

Los Angeles in 3 Days

Guest post by thadeus_d3 Map tips: each color represents a different day. Click a marker to learn more about the spot, and click the star in the map header to save the entire map under Your Places in Google Maps. Day 1 Walk Of FameTCL Chinese TheatreCanter’s RestaurantCahuenga PeakHollywood SignVenice Beach Our first day, we went to Runyon Canyon to hike. The...

La Jolla Day Trip

Map tips: click a marker to learn more about the spot, and click the star in the map header to save the entire map under Your Places in Google Maps. La Jolla Cove La Jolla Cove is about a half hour north of the San Diego airport/downtown (drive time can vary greatly due to traffic). There is some free street parking if you’re lucky or willing to walk a little, but...