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    My wife and I are planning a 10-12 day trip to California next May.

    Our basic Itinerary is to fly into Sacremento, rent a car, visit the Napa Valley area, then San Francisco, then Monetary area, then fly back out of San Jose.

    With the car, we plan on side trips to different areas; except for San Francisco, which will be local transportation.

    Looking for suggestions as the type of car to rent. We are thinking along the lines of a Camry type. Not sure whether a SUV type would be better.

    Thanks in advance for suggestions.
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    Last edited by KRamsauer; 09/16/2002 at 04:53 PM.
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    Based on the cities/areas you listed, I'm assuming US1 is going to be the main route you take?

    My personal favorite would be to do the route by motorcycle (preferably BMW ), however, my second choice would be a ragtop Mustang GT.

    Oh, and definitely take the time to visit the Monterrey Aquarium. Of the places I visited the last time I was out there, the aquarium was probably my favorite.
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    Originally posted by sowens
    Based on the cities/areas you listed, I'm assuming US1 is going to be the main route you take?
    Yes. We will want to stop at anything that looks interesting.


    My personal favorite would be to do the route by motorcycle (preferably BMW ), however, my second choice would be a ragtop Mustang GT.
    I mentioned the motorcycle to my wife. She looked at me like I was nuts. The GT would be nice, but I doubt you can rent them.


    Oh, and definitely take the time to visit the Monterrey Aquarium. Of the places I visited the last time I was out there, the aquarium was probably my favorite.
    Thanks for the idea.
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    Originally posted by sowens


    Oh, and definitely take the time to visit the Monterrey Aquarium. Of the places I visited the last time I was out there, the aquarium was probably my favorite.
    I second that. Monterrey Bay Aquarium is a first class aquarium. And it's ever so close to several wineries.



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    Originally posted by BudPritchard

    The GT would be nice, but I doubt you can rent them.
    Herz has mustang an Sebring convertibles...
    Did Highway 1 SF to LA in a (rented) Sebring convertibles once..

    SUV will be of little extra use (except for 'coolness' factor) A camry would probably be your best value for money...


    A little bit out of your way but definately worth it is Yosemite. One of the most beautifull spots in the world...
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    Originally posted by ToolkiT

    A little bit out of your way but definately worth it is Yosemite. One of the most beautifull spots in the world...
    Unfortuntely, we do not have the additional time. We would only have one day to go there and back. To me, a trip to Yosemite should be at the least, 3 days.

    As always, so much to see, so little time.
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    Originally posted by BudPritchard


    Unfortuntely, we do not have the additional time. We would only have one day to go there and back. To me, a trip to Yosemite should be at the least, 3 days.

    As always, so much to see, so little time.
    Hmm, I did Meteor Crater and the Grand Canyon from Phoenix in one day, but I doubt your wife would let you drive like I did.

    You're right, though. Someplace like Yosemite really requires several days to fully absorb.
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    I strongly suggest you get tickets to a whale watch while in Monterey. At the very worst, you'll spend a couple of hours on a boat in the Pacific Ocean. In San Francisco, the Palace of the Legion of Honor is showing an exhibit of Egyptian art from the British Museum, which is well worth the time.

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