In September myself and a friend will be travelling from LA up to San Francisco via train, stopping at San Luis Obispo (to see Pismo beach mainly) and later at Salinas (to travel to Monterey and Carmel).
I would like to take the Coast Starlight train because it (apparently) follows a very scenic route and lets up stop at some nice places. However, we want to stretch the journey out over several days (Friday to Tuesday).
Is it possible to buy one ticket (say, from LA to Emeryville) that will be valid for the several days we plan to travel up the coast, and just hop on/off the Coast Starlight at our stops? Or do we need to buy different tickets for each leg of the journey?