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Things to do in State Route 1 from San Francisco to Los Angeles

California State Route 1

California State Route 1

State Route 1, often called Highway 1, is a state highway that runs along a large length of the Pacific coast of the U.S. state of California. It is famous for running by some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, leading to its designation as an All-American Road.


Amongst the major cities that Highway 1 passes by are:

  • Beach Cities (includes Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach)
  • Long Beach
  • Santa Monica
  • Oxnard
  • Santa Barbara
  • Lompoc
  • Santa Maria
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Morro Bay
  • Hearst Castle (not a city but marked as a control city)
  • Carmel
  • Pacific Grove
  • Monterey
  • Watsonville
  • Santa Cruz
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Pacifica
  • San Francisco
  • Golden Gate Bridge (not a city but marked as a control city)
  • Mill Valley
  • Stinson Beach
  • Fort Bragg

Things to do in State Route 1


San Francisco and the bay area : Pol Edition

This is my little wishlist ! I have already seen some of them but I wouldn’t mind to see them again :p


  • Walk : Chinatown, downtown, Union Square, Fisherman’s wharf, Golden Gate.
  • Visit Alcatraz
  • Views from Twin Peaks
  • Lombard Street (Russian Hill)
  • And … nightlife!

SF Bay Area

  • Sausalito : undeniably lovely town with amazing views of SF.
  • Berkeley : 30.000 students and enough Nobel Prize winners to give the Swedish Academy its reason for being, UC Berkeley makes Berkeley more than a picturesque bedroom community. It is the oldest university in the state. Since 1873 !
  • Silicon Valley (Geek route)
    • Palo Alto : Stanford – even if it is just driving by …
    • Mountain View : Google – just a picture… please xDDD
    • Cupertino : Apple – I would love to visit the shop it is supposed to be there

Things to do in San Francisco

It’s been a while since my last post describing things to do in California… there are now only 22 days left in the californicatemeter countdown, so let’s get hands-on with the activities!

San Francisco

San Francisco's Golden Gate bridge at night

San Francisco's Golden Gate bridge at night

San Francisco is a major city in California, the centerpiece of the Bay Area, well-known for its liberal community, hilly terrain, Victorian architecture, scenic beauty, and summer fog.


Things to do in San Francisco

  • See, walk through, take an “I’ve been there” photograph and maybe jump of… Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Visit The Castro, the flagship San Francisco gayborhood, known around the world by self-identified gay and non-gay people as the unofficial ‘Capital’ of ‘Queer’ identity.
  • Visit Alcatraz ($25 depending on the tour), the renouned prison a.k.a The Rock. Get tickets well in advance!
  • After the visit we may have lunch in a seafood restaurant in the Fisherman’s Wharf (it’s where you take the ferry to Alcatraz Island)
  • Or we may keep it out of the beaten track and have lunch in China Town. I love boba milk tea. There are also eating tours…! ($40 or $80)
  • See the views from Twin Peaks. Remember the tv serial? Crazy. This Twin Peaks is not the actual location of the serial… sorry.
  • Go the tourist way with the CityPass ($54); includes five attraction admission tickets and unlimited cable car rides.
  • Or pay $75 for a 3 hour segway tour.
  • Find a rare book in the City Lights bookstore
  • Go clubbing to the South Market (SoMa).


Amsterdam in San Francisco

We already have Hostel in San Francisco!!

Name: AAE Amsterdam San Francisco
Category: Hotel **
Address: 749 Taylor Street – San Francisco, USA
Telephone: 1 415 673 3277
Fax: 19732018478
E-mail: aaehotels@aol.com

Lovely rooms, brand new bathrooms and a lot of party for sure… what else can we expect?

Lovely Room


Reservation Number 605603

arrival date> Jul 31, 2008 number of nights> 2

Date: Room type: Beds:
Jul 31, 08
[total people:6]
6 bed/s private with WC 6 92.81 EUR
Aug 1, 08
[total people:6]
6 bed/s private with WC 6 100.41 EUR
Total price of rooms: 193.22 EUR
Deposit – 10% of total price: 19.32 EUR
Booking fee: 2.00 EUR
Already paid (10% of total price + 2€ of booking fee): 21.32 EUR
Amount to be paid to the hostel: 274.33 USD

What should you eat ? – San Francisco Chapter

Some recommendations that I hope are useful ! Oh, the article is in spanish 🙂


Overview :

Basically, what the article say is that if you go to San Francisco you should try at least :

  1. Dungeness Crab
  2. Sourdough Bread