For this year's vacation, we went to California. We flew into Oakland, rented a car and drove up to Berkeley to check out the campus. Then across the bridge to San Francisco for 2 quick days. From SF, we drove down the coast, thru Monterey and Carmel, and on to LA. We spent 2 days in LA, visiting UCLA, Rodeo Drive, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Culver City & Venice Beach. From LA it was down to Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas & La Jolla for our last 2 days of shopping, sunning & sea kayaking. Flew out of San Diego. Nice place to visit; too crowded for me.