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Old 02-25-2010, 09:07 PM   #1
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Question California's greatest...?

Living in what many consider to be the greatest state in the country (if not the greatest place in the world), I think it would be pretty neat if we could come up with a list of cool places to go/awesome sights to see in California.

The list could include restaurants, shops, views, parks, or just anything that really stands out and is worthy of being mentioned. Anyone can make recommendations, and hopefully post reviews and pictures (with their Camaros front and center, of course!). Think of it as a sort of "traveler's guide" - a sure-fire way to find worthwhile locations in whichever part of the Golden State you may find yourself in.

We have a lot of members in California, and with our combined wisdom () I think we could end up with something awesome. Just my $0.02.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:10 PM   #2
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Grizzly Peak Blvd in Berkeley on a clear day, you can see quite a bit of the bay area...
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:16 PM   #3
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Crestview in Belmont. You can see 3, sometimes 4 bridges. It's windy so bring a jacket.

Napa Valley Wine country.

Alice's Restaurant @ 4 corners on Skyline Blvd/HWY35. Expensive but the atmosphere is great for car guys and gals.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:18 PM   #4
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Sunset Cliffs, San Diego County.

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Old 02-25-2010, 11:31 PM   #5
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Tommy's........Chili Cheese Burgers in LA

Sorry, not much scenery there.

Maybe a Burger in Yosemite, on top of Half Dome at noon.........
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:37 PM   #6
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There is a restaurant in the harbor in San Diego that you can eat and
watch the sea traffic. When a naval ship goes by it is an incredible site
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:03 AM   #7
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There is a restaurant in the harbor in San Diego that you can eat and
watch the sea traffic. When a naval ship goes by it is an incredible site
to see.

San Diego Pier Cafe
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:42 AM   #8
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Japanese Tea Gardens, San Francisco

Solvang, CA

Downtown Pasadena (many restaurants there)
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:24 AM   #9
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Solvang is pretty cool
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:29 AM   #10
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Yosemite for sure!!!!!!!!

Also, take Highway 1 from one end to the other, you'll find many places to stop and enjoy!
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:39 AM   #11
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Yosemite for sure!!!!!!!!

Also, take Highway 1 from one end to the other, you'll find many places to stop and enjoy!
Agreed!
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:53 AM   #12
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Shoreline Beach Cafe
801 Shoreline Dr
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You get to eat right on the sand! Really good place for breakfast
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:14 AM   #13
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Where do you start?

Angeles Crest Highway & Angeles Forest Highway (when they're open)

The Windmill Farms just beyond Banning on 10 are pretty cool

Coronado Island is pretty cool to drive around if you like Naval Aviation

Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara wine country

Joshua Tree National Park

Camp Pendleton along 5 is good if you love seeing Pave Lows, Apaches, Blackhawks and Chinooks

Point Dume
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We started a thread like this quite sometime ago, but it died.

Mt. Baldy is
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SCREW PINK'S--California's greatest hotdog is at Carney's on Sunset.

Greatest wet burrito is at Los Sanchez in Garden Grove

Best Pastrami is at The Hat in Brea

Best gin martini is at 302 in Seal Beach
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:40 AM   #17
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I definitely dig Angeles Crest/Natl Forest on my bike or car. Beatiful ride. Same with Topanga Canyon, Ojai, etc. Always have the mountains during the summer too!
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:45 AM   #18
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SCREW PINK'S--California's greatest hotdog is at Carney's on Sunset.

Greatest wet burrito is at Los Sanchez in Garden Grove

Best Pastrami is at The Hat in Brea

Best gin martini is at 302 in Seal Beach
Their chili burgers worth DYIN over! Eat enough of them, and you will anyway! I always went to the one in Studio City tho...
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:04 PM   #19
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Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant in Costa Mesa.

Still looking for a good Charbroiled Burger place in Lakewood/Bellflower/Cerritos.
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Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant in Costa Mesa.

Still looking for a good Charbroiled Burger place in Lakewood/Bellflower/Cerritos.
Jon's on Spring Street in Long Beach makes a good burger--and it's close to Lakewood. If you're ever in Irvine, check out The Counter. Now THAT'S a burger!
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Jon's on Spring Street in Long Beach makes a good burger--and it's close to Lakewood. If you're ever in Irvine, check out The Counter. Now THAT'S a burger!
I've never heard of The Counter...but now I have to investigate
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:02 PM   #22
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I've never heard of The Counter...but now I have to investigate
Build your own gourmet burgers and a nice selection on tap--I love The Counter. In fact, it might make be a cool place to have a meet. I know a few of us are from OC.

http://www.thecounterburger.com/
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:26 PM   #23
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I know we have more "greatest places" here...
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:28 PM   #24
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The views from the top of Mt. Diablo are well worth the drive
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