Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Trip Report: Independent holiday San Jose/Santa Cruz/Santa Maria/Santa Barbara/Yosemite National Park Part I

This is a series of posts of our family’s 7/4 holiday trip to North-ca

Cost

Airfare
$5x4 people=$20
Hotel
$112 @ Radisson Santa Maria, earned 54000 points good for three free nights
Food
$100x 6 days=$600, we still prefer Chinese food and they are reasonable price. J
Car rental
$170 (Priceline bid middle-size Toyota Corolla,38 MPG , WOW!)
Gas
$130
Total
~$1000
Saving
$830 airfare+$400 hotel stays

Route


Day1 SEA(Seattle)àSJC (San Jose), we arrived SJC around noon, after a quick lunch in San Jose downtown and short walk around Circle Palms, we headed our way to Santa Cruz where we stayed in a Jr. Suite @ FairfieldInn by Marriott. Nice suite and good rest after a few hours flight and drive.

Day2 We drove alone the hwy1, 17 miles drive is beautiful and we paid $9.75 for the toll.( You can get reimbursed if you dine in one of the café in pebble beach on the back of the ticket.) The Lone Cypress, a prominent landmark along the road, you can find it in a lot of publications.
(To be continued)

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