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California

Updated: August 19th, 2020

Below is a list of best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest so you may not like everything I listed which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.

​In the info below, the yellow cost number is just an estimated amount at the time I checked their website; over time, the amount could change.  With the cost of a hotel room, I'm pricing a queen bed for two people for a night on the weekend, and the amount shown is before taxes.  These figures are just a rough estimate of what places could cost, so if incorrect, I apologize.

Breakfast

- Donut Alley

471 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA 94939

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- 24th Street Cafe

1415 24th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301

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- Loulou's Griddle In the Middle

Municipal Wharf 2, Monterey, CA 93940

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- Beach Break Cafe

1802 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

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- Devil's Teeth Baking Company

3876 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122

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- Dynamo Donut & Coffee

2760 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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- Plow

1299 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

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- Bette's Oceanview Diner

1807 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

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- Bob's Donut

1621 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

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- Donut Bar

631 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

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- The Griddle Cafe

7916 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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- Breakfast Republic

4839 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

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- SKS Donut & Croissant

5850 West 3rd Street Suite #A, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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- Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee

631 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Activities

- Knott's Berry Farm

8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620

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- Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

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- The Queen Mary

1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802

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- Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

1 Tram Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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- Santa Monica Pier

200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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- Disneyland Park

1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802

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- The Getty

1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049

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- Griffith Observatory

2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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- Universal Studios Hollywood

100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

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- Monterey Bay Aquarium

886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

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- Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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- USS Hornet

707 W Hornet Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

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- San Francisco Zoo

Sloat Blvd &, Great Hwy, San Francisco, CA 94132

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- Golden Gate Bridge

37.81992, -122.47825

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- Alcatraz Island

33 Pier, San Francisco, CA 94111

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- Legion of Honor

100 34th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121

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- PIER 39

37.80867, -122.40982

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- USS Midway Museum

910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

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- San Diego Air & Space Museum

2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

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- San Diego Automotive Museum

2080 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

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- The San Diego Museum of Art

1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92102

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- San Diego Zoo

2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

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- Oracle Park

24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107

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- Muir Woods Trail

37.8917, -122.57024

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- Charles M. Schulz Museum

2301 Hardies Ln, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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- Paradise Royale Loop

40.06607, -124.0536

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Mountain Biking

- Big Trees Trail

36.56482, -118.77294

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Hiking

- Alta Peak Trail

36.5967, -118.73364

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Hiking

- Mist Trail

37.73487, -119.56623

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Hiking

- Thousand Island Lake

37.78174, -119.12929

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Hiking

Lunch/Dinner

- The Cheeseboard Pizza

1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

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- 786 Degrees

8879 Laurel Canyon Blvd unit # a, Sun Valley, CA 91352

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- PizzaHacker

3299 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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- Ghost Pizza Kitchen

7751 1/2 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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- Golden Boy Pizza

542 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133

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- Burgerama Gourmet Burgers

5424 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Valley Village, CA 91607

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- Grill 'em All

19 E Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

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- Gott's Roadside

933 Main St, CA-29, St Helena, CA 94574

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- Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

65 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145

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- Hodad's Ocean Beach

5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

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- HomeState

4624 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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- Mike's Taco Club

5060 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

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- La Taqueria

2889 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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- Ray's BBQ

6038 Santa Fe Ave, Huntington Park, CA 90255

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- Howlin' Ray's

727 N Broadway #128, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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- Phil's BBQ

3750 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110

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- Philippe The Original

1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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- Roundhouse Deli

604 Church St, Roseville, CA 95678

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- The Bun Shop

151 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004

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- Supernatural Sandwiches

7094 Miramar Rd #122, San Diego, CA 92121

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- An's Dry Cleaning

3017 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

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- Salt & Straw

1670 India St, San Diego, CA 92101

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- Fair Oaks Pharmacy

1526 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

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- Bi-Rite Creamery

3692 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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- McConnell's Fine Ice Creams

728 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Places to Stay

- Hotel del Coronado

1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

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The average cost a night on a weekend in September $364

- Hotel Z

521 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

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The average cost a night on a weekend in September $144

- Hotel Fairmont Heritage Place - Ghirardelli Square

900 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109

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The average cost a night on a weekend in September: Temp Closure

- San Francisco Proper

1100 Market Street Hotel Entrance is at, 45 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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The average cost a night on a weekend in September $203

- Shutters on the Beach

1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

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The average cost a night on a weekend in September $517

- Freehand Los Angeles

416 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

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The average cost a night on a weekend in September $104

- AutoCamp Russian River

14120 Old Cazadero Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446

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The average cost a night on a weekend in September $329

- Sacred Sands

63155 Quail Springs Rd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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The average cost a night on a weekday in September $339

- Pioneertown Motel

5240 Curtis Rd, Pioneertown, CA 92268

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The average cost a night on a weekend in September $225

- HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel

210 Pigeon Point Rd, Pescadero, CA 94060

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The average cost a night on a weekend in September: Temporary Closure

- Auberge du Soleil

180 Rutherford Hill Rd, Rutherford, CA 94573

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The average cost a night on a weekend in September $1500

- Sparrows Lodge

1330 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264

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The average cost a night on a weekend in September $539

- The Ahwahnee

37.74615, -119.57433

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The average cost a night on a weekend in November $576

-The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Ct, Truckee, CA 96161

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The average cost a night on a weekend in September $360

- San Ysidro Ranch

900 San Ysidro Ln, Montecito, CA 93108

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The average cost a night on a weekend in September $1258

21 and Up Fun

- Lagunitas Brewing Company

1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954

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- Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

1075 E 20th St, Chico, CA 95928

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- Mission Brewery

1441 L St, San Diego, CA 92101

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- Bottle Logic Brewing

1072 N Armando St, Anaheim, CA 92806

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- Modern Times Beer

3725 Greenwood St, San Diego, CA 92110

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- Green Flash Brewing

6550 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92121

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- Stone Brewing

1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029

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- Faction Brewing

2501 Monarch St, Alameda, CA 94501

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- The Rare Barrel

940 Parker St, Berkeley, CA 94710

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- Cold Spring Tavern

5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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- Tiki-Ti

4427 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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- Urban Putt

1096 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110

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- Smuggler's Cove

650 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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- Sterling Vineyards

1111 W Dunaweal Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515

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- Buena Vista Winery

18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476

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 Again these are my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn

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