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Old 06-11-2006, 03:14 PM   #1
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Where is the best place to vacation in California?

We are looking at going to California next year and want to find out where to go?
We want to be either on a lake or near the ocean. I would like Lake Tahoe in a secluded cabin.
Can't be expensive though.
Any suggestions for us to look online at would be appreciated.

DH is also looking at Florida.

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Old 06-11-2006, 03:22 PM   #2
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TG, altho I haven't been there, from what I hear/read about Lake Tahoe, it's going to be hard to find something "secluded." Major tourist area, altho beautiful.

Sierra Cook, mish, and jkath - need your help here.

Also depends on whatcha want to do - Fish? Look at movie stars' homes (or their privacy gates)? Gamble? Shop?
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Old 06-11-2006, 03:26 PM   #3
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Texas,
there are many lovely places in California, Tahoe is beautiful, it can be expensive, but there are some beautiful camp grounds a little away from the crowds that are so nice. I love the lake. San Diego is lovely, Santa Barbara, Los Olivos, Napa, Sonoma, and a stop at CJ's country Kitchen is always FREE

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Old 06-11-2006, 03:29 PM   #4
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Big #1 is Fishing. Swimming{dolphins, preferrably} maybe something like we did in Corpus Christi, we went on the USS Lexinton. We like seeing military things. We're don't do many things, as, dh is more into MANLY things LOL. No foofoo museums or theaters or anything like that.
Maybe snorkling. If I can get the nerve to do this. I get kinda Chlosterphovic {sp} and being underwater for a long period of time may freak me out. LOL Would love to do it though.
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Old 06-11-2006, 03:33 PM   #5
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and a stop at CJ's country Kitchen is always FREE

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That would definately be a must!!
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Old 06-11-2006, 03:44 PM   #6
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TG. Go to San Francisco!

See Fishermans Wharf.
Eat REAL Sour Dough Bread.
Go to Ghirardelli Square.
Then swing by the college and pop my daughter upside the back of the head and tell her to call her parents.

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TG. Go to San Francisco!

See Fishermans Wharf.
Eat REAL Sour Dough Bread.
Go to Ghirardelli Square.
Then swing by the college and pop my daughter upside the back of the head and tell her to call her parents.

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I'm so glad that I had already swallowed my drink!!
That sounds good though. I'll see if there is a website for Fisherma's Wharf.
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Old 06-11-2006, 03:54 PM   #8
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Well Texas Girl it looks to me like San Diego is the correct place! Contact the Convention/Visitors Bureau for material, motels, beach rentals, museums, etc. We have the carrier Midway which is now a Museum. Most weekends there is a Navy ship open for visiting at North Island or the Embarcadero. The world famous San Diego Zoo is a definite do not miss. Sea World is a favorite with many. A seal rookery on the beach at LaJolla as well as scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, etc. Point Loma Nat'l Monument and Nat'l Cemetery has tide pools that are wonderful. The Natural History Museum sponsors many hikes into the local mountains and seashores.... I could go on and on but you see the wonders of beautiful San Diego! Just a short drive south (15 mi) and you can visit Tijuana, Baja, Mexico. Another 15 miles further south to Rosarita Beach. Nice hotels and motels there too.
Need more info?? Oh yes I forgot there are more Indian casinos in San Diego County thany any other county in the US!! That probably covers it all! Need more info just ask.
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If you want to get away from the hubbub of touristy areas like Tahoe, but still want to be near a lake I would suggest Lake Almanor near Chester, CA. It is not as expensive as Tahoe, but just as beautiful. Also, it is only a couple of hours north of Tahoe, so you could still take a day trip there. Almanor is about a half hour from Lassen Volcanic National Park which as great hiking trails, mudpots, and the Sulfur Works.

If you want to go the ocean. I like the North Coast. The coastal areas north of San Francisco are less touristy and the crowds tend to be less. Plus you get to see the magnificent redwoods. I particularly like Humboldt County. Great historical buildings, miles of coastline, Patrick's Point State Park and Praire Creek Redwoods offer great views, beaches, and hikes. A particular favorite of mine is the hike into Fern Canyon at Praire Creek. Also, at Praire Creek you can see Roosevelt elk up close. The hike down to Agate Beach at Patrick's Point is a little steep, but it is fun to hunt for agates on the beach. The hike at Trinidad, CA to Trinidad head has awesome views of the coastline and ocean.

TG, if you want more suggestions let me know.
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Old 06-11-2006, 04:17 PM   #10
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Wow, thanks you guys!! I'm having fun looking up all of the info. We've never been to he west coast, so, it's all new territory.
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