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Need Assistance Planning Route Answered

I'm looking for some help... I will be driving from Orlando, FL to Los Angeles, CA to the San Francisco, CA east bay area in about two weeks. I'm looking for advice on what roads to take, where to avoid (certain roads at certain times) and places to stop/see to break up the trip. I greatly appreciate the help, even if it's just for a local area :D I'll be going to AAA soon to get maps and construction advisories :) My goal, in my car's current configuration, is to get 30% over EPA estimate - which is ~40 miles per gallon. EPA estimates 31mpg highway - 24 city - 27 combined (that's the updated numbers). I have a scanguage2 and have been tuning my driving skills for hypermiling (my current tank is 32mpg, 100% city driving).

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westfw
westfw

13 years ago

I suppose "avoid LA" is out of the question? Take 5 from LA to the bay area, but don't expect it to be very scenic... How much sight seeing are you planning on doing? We take regular trips from the bay area to LA area and could recommend lots of sights to see along the route (but that would be a slower, 101 trip...) Did you find a place to stay in the east bay? I have a lead, but I don't know if it'd be open by the time you need it, or if it would be a particularly good match. Right by a BART station, though...

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trebuchet03
trebuchet03

Reply 13 years ago

Not so much sight seeing between LA and SF :) I am still looking for a place to stay... So far, I've had three people flake out on me :/ One of which literally just changed their mind. I'd appreciate any leads :) Worst case scenario, once I get there, I look for a place to live o.0 Perhaps people will be less likely to back out if they meet me in person (I think that has been the problem - iono) :p

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

13 years ago

No help here, but good luck and have fun. it was nice meeting you and your charming friend. Yipee Finals are over. PS AAA used to do trip planning, still might.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

Yeah, they will still send you information on your trips.

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LasVegas
LasVegas

13 years ago

If you drive through Vegas, look me up. I'll be glad to send you my contact info! :)

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canida
canida

13 years ago

We biked through some really nice areas in the AZ/UT border- Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon, etc. You should really plan time to stop in some of those parks if you haven't already been.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

13 years ago

Uummm,
go to Google Maps they have some sweet satellite images, I use the hybrid map the most.