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clam Wed 13-Feb-13 08:26:39

Jealous. Did something very similar last summer. Was fantastic.

mumblechum1 Mon 11-Feb-13 10:45:57

We're going for 21 nights in August but being very lazy and just splitting the time between Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez.

We did a road trip just over a year ago so don't feel we have to do too much travelling this time, tho' we may hop onto a helicopter in LA to look at the Grand Canyon at some point.

I love California, everything's really easy and designed for convenience and comfort iykwim. would love to buy a little place in Santa Barbara one of these days!

RedNats5 Mon 11-Feb-13 10:33:48

We so nearly went to San Diego but it just added that bit too much onto the trip and would have had too many long driving days in a row for the kids.
Another time maybe:-) although we will do seaworld for a day from Huntington Beach.

Am busily reading all the guidebooks now in excitement. It will also be my birthday the day we move from Santa Monica to anaheim:-)

PoppyWearer Thu 07-Feb-13 20:46:49

Another envy.

shesariver Thu 07-Feb-13 20:46:15

Actually meant to say we would have loved to go to Yosemite to but no time.

shesariver Thu 07-Feb-13 20:45:12

hello there, we've ended up talking on those threads smile

21 nights, thats brilliant! We are 16 but 2 of them are in New York, as our plane flies there first from Glasgow.

PandaNot Thu 07-Feb-13 14:20:50

V jealous, that's a fab trip! I would spend a couple of days in San Diego though, I loved it there and there's plenty to do and see. Much nicer than LA.

toughdecisions Thu 07-Feb-13 14:18:56


RedNats5 Thu 07-Feb-13 13:13:29

I've been posting in the various California threads on here and have received some excellent tips and advice. I thought I would post our full itinerary for our trip in August if anyone wants to have a look. We are me, husband, boy 8, girl nearly 7, girl 4.

Fly into SFO
3 nights SF at fishermans wharf
3 nights Yosemite
2 nights monterey
1 night pismo beach
2 nights santa Monica
3 nights anaheim
Then husband has to go on a work conference for 4 days (reason for the trip) so I'm going to Hyatt regency Huntington Beach with the kids then he will join us there for 3 nights.
Hoping to visit seaworld San Diego from here.

So in total it's 21 nights.

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