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Highway 1's route through Big Sur

Cruising California’s Highway 1

Destination: California

One of the world’s most spectacular road journeys, Highway 1 hugs the Californian coastline. The stretch from San Francisco to LA makes for a great road trip, so rent a convertible and get exploring

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Alcatratz

24 hours of family fun on a short break to San Francisco

Destination: San Francisco

Even if your time in San Francisco is seriously limited, you can still get a real flavour of this vibrant, cultural city. Here's how to cram maximum action into just one day by the bay...

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A Green Tortoise bus

Travelling coast to coast on a USA road trip

Destination: New York City

Watch pink grapefruit sunrises, play the slot machines in Las Vegas and camp out under a sky filled with a thousand stars. It's all part of a rough and ready but unforgettable Green Tortoise road trip

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Yosemite Bug Hostel YARTS Stop

Touring Yosemite without a car

by hjxuan

Destination: Yosemite National Park

Can't drive, won't drive or on a budget? You can still have a rewarding trip to Yosemite National Park in California, USA. Here's your step-by-step guide to how to do it...

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Venice Beach with Malibu and the Santa Monica Mountains around the bay

Los Angeles - a taste of the delights that await you

by kozmik

Destination: Los Angeles

From Malibu in the north to Disneyland in the south, Los Angeles is the American dream supersized. Here is just a glimpse of the attractions you can find along its golden shores.

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Beyond the Golden Gate: a bike ride through San Francisco

by hannahb

Destination: San Francisco

Mark Twain famously said: 'The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco.' If you hire a bike, you'll stay warm while acquainting yourself with this quirky California city

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Moss Landing: a hidden gem on the California coast

by nika37

Destination: Moss Landing

Whether you are after fresh seafood, antique shopping, scenic kayaking, or relaxed beach strolling, Moss Landing has something for everyone

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The Petrified Forest, Arizona

A romantic journey across America

Destination: New York

Suzie and I were in Brighton when I said: "Will you marry me?" She said, Yes! So I bought her the best ring I could afford, saying: "One day, we’ll go to New York to buy you one from Tiffany’s"

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Gundlach Bundschu winery

A wine weekend in Sonoma

Destination: Sonoma

Spend a couple of days in California’s lesser-known wine region of Sonoma, a perfect short break from San Francisco for foodies and wine lovers

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The view from Twin Peaks

After the sun sets on the golden city of San Francisco

Destination: Twin Peaks

Drink in the evening views over San Francisco before hitting the restaurants and clubs for a fun-filled night

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