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Old 07-30-2009, 01:53 AM
 
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As the summer ends I'd like to put my grandbabies (ages 12, 8, and4) and their Mom (my daughter) in the car and take a road trip up the coast for 7 or eight days. I don't have a lot of money so I am looking for inexpensive places to stay and eat and things for the kids to do. Any ideas?
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I rode my bike from San Francisco to LA and stayed in hostels and Motel 6. There's a nice hostel in Santa Cruz, an 1890s Victorian Mansion converted into a hostel. There's a hostel at Fort Mason in SF.
Motel 6 in Santa Maria and Goleta. I forgot where I stayed in Big Sur.

Cheap, cheap, cheap.
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:45 AM
 
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As the summer ends I'd like to put my grandbabies (ages 12, 8, and4) and their Mom (my daughter) in the car and take a road trip up the coast for 7 or eight days. I don't have a lot of money so I am looking for inexpensive places to stay and eat and things for the kids to do. Any ideas?
Perhaps not very helpful but if you can wait, the beach motels are much cheaper off-season.


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I rode my bike from San Francisco to LA\
Right on Charles!
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:23 AM
 
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I would take the kids to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Another thing that I remember my parents taking me & my siblings when we were children was the Hearst Castle.
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:48 AM
 
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I rode my bike from San Francisco to LA and stayed in hostels and Motel 6. There's a nice hostel in Santa Cruz, an 1890s Victorian Mansion converted into a hostel. There's a hostel at Fort Mason in SF.
Motel 6 in Santa Maria and Goleta. I forgot where I stayed in Big Sur.

Cheap, cheap, cheap.
Hi Charles,

Great work on the bike! Do you remember the names of the two hostels along the way? especially the converted Mansion!?

Thanks,

James.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:09 AM
 
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Thanks eveyone. Those were all ideas that I had not thought of.
Hooray to those who rode bikes...Granny is a little to old for that (smile) although the kids would love it.
b
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Hi Charles,

Great work on the bike! Do you remember the names of the two hostels along the way? especially the converted Mansion!?

Thanks,

James.
Here's the one in San Francisco:

Fort Mason Youth Hostel‎
Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA‎ - (415) 771-7277‎

I'm 99% sure this is the one in Santa Cruz:

Hostel Santa Cruz Hostel Society‎
321 Main St, Santa Cruz, CA‎ - (831) 423-8304‎
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:45 PM
 
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If you stay in Santa Cruz, you might want to take the kids to the Santa Cruz boardwalk.
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