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    Default Roadtrip 14th of june to 17th of july.

    Hi fellow linkers!

    As you might know, I asked about some advices about getting fake ID when i get to the states from from sweden. I'd like to create this new thread because this is about the thing in whole.

    Some of you might just ignore this thread, but I beg for your advice and help. We're travel with plane to San Fransisco. Thats actually all thats planned by this time. Thats why I so bad want to ask you people which live here in the states. What things you'd like to recommend we shall visit, or other tips about food, living, events you name it!

    Squalen, you gave me a great list of things to visit/try! I'd love to hear every little thing you can share to us.

    Thank you very much for you time!

    By the way, if you see/hear a car on the road pumping Unchained with four guys in you know who it is

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    Well, if you're going to San Francisco first, I could give you a few suggestions.

    1. alcatraz island - This is a very popular spot for alot of people to head out to. Also, usually M-W there is a former inmate from the prison who is on the island. His name is Darwin Coon and he went on to write a book on how he turned his life around after he got out. He is also a great guy to hang around and talk to as well.

    2. Golden Gate Bridge - You're able to walk across it as well. From there you have some great views of the City also.

    3. Coit Tower - Great vantage point of the Bay.

    4. Lombard Street - Called one of the crookedest streets in the world.

    5. North Beach - The City's "little Italy". Great food and some great bars as well.

    6. Chinatown - One of the biggest Chinatowns in the world. More great food here and alot of history as well.

    7. Pier 39/Fisherman's Wharf - I still need to mention it. It isn't one of the biggest tourist stops in California for nothing.

    There is a ton more that I didn't mention (just going off of the top of my head). You could do so much the whole time and never leave S.F. Hopefully some of these help.
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    You MUST go to a San Francisco Giants game. Even if you don't like baseball it is the most beautiful ballpark in all of baseball.

    They are in town June 22nd - July 1st and play the New York Yankees (good luck getting tix to that), San Diego Padres, and Arizona Diamondbacks. They will be back in town July 13 - 15 for a three game set with the hated Los Angeles Dodgers. (That would be like England and Scotland playing soccer 3 games in a row in 3 consecutive days).
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    Quote Originally Posted by onefootoutthedoor View Post

    1. Alcatraz island - This is a very popular spot for alot of people to head out to. Also, usually M-W there is a former inmate from the prison who is on the island. His name is Darwin Coon and he went on to write a book on how he turned his life around after he got out. He is also a great guy to hang around and talk to as well.

    2. Golden Gate Bridge - You're able to walk across it as well. From there you have some great views of the City also.

    3. Coit Tower - Great vantage point of the Bay.

    4. Lombard Street - Called one of the crookedest streets in the world.

    5. North Beach - The City's "little Italy". Great food and some great bars as well.

    6. Chinatown - One of the biggest Chinatowns in the world. More great food here and alot of history as well.

    7. Pier 39/Fisherman's Wharf - I still need to mention it. It isn't one of the biggest tourist stops in California for nothing.

    There is a ton more that I didn't mention (just going off of the top of my head). You could do so much the whole time and never leave S.F. Hopefully some of these help.
    This guy knows of what he speaks.

    OFOTD pretty much covered the mainstays, which are all key stops. Other points of note to consider: Haight-Ashbury and Berkeley to check today's American post-millenium youth. Golden Gate Park, Union Square, cruising Embarcadero, Sausalito/Marin, Sonoma/Napa wine country (even if you're not drinking, very pretty country), Muir National Monument Redwoods, Mount Diablo...the Bay Area is chock-full of stuff to do and see.

    Don't forget to take a trolley ride from the Hyde Steet Pier to downtown. Then you really will be a veritable San Francisco tourist Rice-a-Roni commercial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evans5150 View Post
    You MUST go to a San Francisco Giants game. Even if you don't like baseball it is the most beautiful ballpark in all of baseball.

    They are in town June 22nd - July 1st and play the New York Yankees (good luck getting tix to that), San Diego Padres, and Arizona Diamondbacks. They will be back in town July 13 - 15 for a three game set with the hated Los Angeles Dodgers. (That would be like England and Scotland playing soccer 3 games in a row in 3 consecutive days).


    You mean the 2nd most beautiful.

    If you want to see the best park in baseball, take a little detour to Los Angeles and see a game at Chavez Ravine, aka Dodger Stadium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onefootoutthedoor View Post
    You mean the 2nd most beautiful.

    If you want to see the best park in baseball, take a little detour to Los Angeles and see a game at Chavez Ravine, aka Dodger Stadium.
    I just threw up so much that it came out of my nose. I think onefootoutthedoor wants you to only watch about 4 or 5 innings of a game. If that's what you want...go sit in traffic in LA.

    (Psss...I said most BEAUTIFUL park. Not OLDEST, DIRTIEST park.)
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    Thanks alot onefootoutthedoor, evans, and VS!
    Keep em' coming!

    Is the best way to explore San Frans.. to rent a car? or are there better ways of traffic communication? Like the infamous tram in SF

    And one more thing. Like I said we're swedish, and distances in sweden aren't like in the states.
    So my question is how far is it from SF to Nevada with car? or say from SF to for example; Yosemite or Lake Tahoe?

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    Gotta take a trip along the coast - maybe 1 south to Santa Cruz & beyond...

    Yosemite is roughly 300 kilometers and Lake Tahoe is roughly 400 kilometres from San Francisco

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    Are you planning on staying in California/Nevada or do you want to travel further east? How about the Grand Canyon in Arizona?

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    Thats not too far! About three hours with car I guess if we travel in about 70 mp/h!

    But it's hard to figure out exactly which direction to go in, and which the best chronological order to take the citys/places in.

    If we first take San Franscisco, where would you guys recommend us to go afterwards? I think we'll stay in CA for about 1 weeks. Maybe a little less.

    Any advices is hearty apprechiated!

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    We're about to travel around the south coast first, then take a domestic flight to to east coast.
    I think we're kind of agreed that we will visit Grand Canyon. Lets say If we hit the road from CA to Arizona, is it far? And what more can you see on the way?

    And guys, sorry for all my basic questions. I do understand if some of my questions are basic enough to freak you out, but be patient

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    If that's the case then I would suggest arriving in SF, then head to Tahoe. From there I would hit up Yosemite. From there, I would head West and take the 101 or even Hwy 1 and be sure to hit up Santa Barbara on your way into Los Angeles. From there, I would either spend some timein LA or drive straight down to San Diego. (if you were REALLY set on drinking, you could hopscotch to Mexico where 18 is still the legal drinking age I believe). After San Diego, I would maybe drive to Arizona and hit up the Grand Canyon. Next, I would head back to Los Angeles and then fly out to the East coast (flights may be the cheapest departing from LAX, imo).
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    What about headin' to Compton....Might be nice......

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    Quote Originally Posted by onefootoutthedoor View Post
    The last time I was in LA, I left my wallet in El Segundo.


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