"what to do between SF and LA" California Things to Do Tip by rkearns

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avila beach (little town hidden from tourists about 1/2 way between SF and LA), shell beach (just a few miles further south) and santa barbara are places you could see. santa barbara being the largest. there's hearst castle and san simeon, cambria (small semi-posh art community), morro bay (fishing and surf town with an impressive huge rock on the water), and there's red rock, a camping spot and swimming hole with bike trails and rope swings. that's off san marco's pass (hwy 154) about 1/2 north of santa barbara.


if you're going south on 101, take the hwy 154 exit that goes toward los olivos. follow it until paradise road, where you make a left. it will take you there in 15 minutes.

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  • Written Apr 15, 2010
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