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No. There is no transverse (east/west) road across the Southern Sierra Nevada between CA120 and Sherman Pass Road. There is a lot of space there, but it's very rugged. Roads run up into the mountains from the west and from the east, but they're not big, many are unpaved, and they all end well short of the other side of the range. In addition, most of the ...


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Yes, in general you can use your Mexican license as long as you do not become a resident of California: If you are a visitor in California over 18 and have a valid driver license (DL) from your home state or country, you may drive in this state without getting a California DL as long as your home state DL remains valid. If you become a California ...


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You will be able to get a Compass Card at the airport, either before or after you claim your baggage. From the MTS web site: Ticket Vending Machines for MTS services are located near the Information Centers of both Terminals 1 and 2, as well as at the Middletown and Santa Fe Depot stations. Ticket Vending Machines sell Compass Cards with one day passes, ...


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Disneyland Resort in Anaheim contains two theme parks (they're located next to each other on the same property): Disneyland Park and California Adventure, plus a couple of hotels and an unticketed shopping area called Downtown Disney. Disneyland Park is the classic, iconic Disneyland, while California Adventure is a newer California-themed area. When you ...


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It is nowhere stated on the page you are linking to that the parking lots are not available to non-customers or customers of other train companies. If you continue reading on the same page, some stations offer free parking. At other stations, you have to pay for parking anyway and there are two options availble: a daily parking permit, obviously available ...


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I would recommend obtaining a long term parking permit at one of the various BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Stations in the San Francisco Bay Area. As of August 2019 the daily rate is $7 for all stations where parking is available, which is far lower than any garage parking spaces you will find in metro San Francisco. It should be noted that none of the ...


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Yes, a Clipper card can be used on SF Muni buses, streetcars, light rail, and even cable cars. The Clipper home page shows all the Bay Area transit agencies that accept Clipper; it is pretty much all of them. SF Muni is there (though you could be forgiven for not recognizing their logo as the stylized word MUNI). AFAIK, the Muni three day visitor ...


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Barstow was an important spot on Route 66, and that's a good reason for you to have the name in mind when remembering the trip to Orange. The city does have a very old motel (El rancho) which looks pretty similar to this one you have in this picture. However, I could not find any place in town with such a mountain view. See some Barstow pics here. The ...


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Here is the short story. The Los Angeles River in downtown LA is really not visitable. Here is the long story. There are portions that are very visitable. Those are just not the ones you see in movies. http://lariver.org/blog/explore-la-river is a good resource for what is available. The picture at the top of the site (4/3/2019) is no where near downtown ...


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Given the very recent extension by DHS to CA DMV, replace below October 10, 2018 with April 1, 2019 The "short answer" above is generally correct, but with one caveat: Once the current set of extensions expire on October 10, 2018 (October 18 is a typo), all "extension" states will move into an "under review" status which provides a "grace period" before ...


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According to https://www.nps.gov/seki/learn/nature/sherman.htm, there is a "Main Trail" and an "Accessible Trail". The Main Trail is 1/2 mile long. An adult walking briskly could probably do it in 10 minutes but I don't know how fast your niece walks. The Accessible Trail is only described as "short". Based on the Google Map it appears to be about 1000 ...


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It's difficult to see due to the lack of wind, but based on the stars and colors, it looks similar to the UC System Flag, which would indeed be a flag representing something within California and larger than UCSD: the University of California. According to that page, the flag was designed in 1958, but as it no longer appears on the linked UC branding site, ...


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This should not be a problem. It might be a little more inconvenient to cross the road sometimes, but you won't miss anything you want to see and I can't see it making a huge difference. Some people prefer going northbound, as they like driving away from the cliff edges. For much of the route, Highway 1 is a two-lane undivided road, and the northbound side ...


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J-1 is an exchange visitor category. By definition, you are a visitor to the United States and a nonresident of the United States. Therefore, you may drive with a valid, unexpired license from your home country for the duration of your J-1 program. If your license does not contain your biographic information in English (so a U.S. law enforcement officer ...


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As others have said, it's the Griffith Observatory. It is situated in Griffith Park, which is home to many other attractions. One can reach the observatory via shuttle, driving your own car (though parking is very minimal), or hiking up one of several hiking trails in the park. The larger center dome houses the observatory's planetarium, which has several ...


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Nate Eldredge's answer mainly has you covered, but there's one other option you can consider: the Muni Day Pass. It costs $5 and covers unlimited Muni travel (buses, light rail, and historic streetcars, but not cable cars, within San Francisco), but not any rides on BART, so you'd still be paying separately to go to/from Berkeley). While the cable cars are ...


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Go there at sunrise, when there will be few other people and the hand and foot print shadows will be deep.


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Descending opinion: This is indeed a valid concern and if that drive is a major part of the trip, I'd reverse the order. In my experience, this primarily depends a lot on how comfortable you are with driving this type of road and doing "spontaneous" left and right turns. The PCH isn't a particular difficult drive, but it's not an easy drive either and it's ...


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This California government page discusses border inspections. The page says: WHAT ARE YOUR INSPECTORS LOOKING FOR? Our inspectors check vehicles and commodities for compliance with California and federal plant quarantine regulations. They also check commodities to make sure they are free from exotic invasive species that may be hitchhiking with them. ...


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BlueGo is the bus service in South Lake Tahoe. This page has an overview of the various bus services around Lake Tahoe.


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From my experience in a number of cities, parking maintained by the authority or agency will have such restrictions unless the parking lot is shared with another facility. Again from experience, I would not expect this specific detail to be published since they probably just never thought to do so. FYI, how the 'customer only' restriction is often enforced ...


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I would be afraid to travel either. I traveled I-80 in late September last year, and through fog, rain, hail, sleet and snow, I was afraid for our lives several times! I-80 through the Midwest is great. But there are long steep inclines and declines through Wyoming, and I could barely keep on the road when there was slush or snow on it. If it were me, I ...


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