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must see (or eat)things between temecula and lax?

 
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Hello. ..i was hoping all the California peeps could share any must see things between temecula and lax....or just in the general vicinity. ..
Any
..amazing burger stand or taco shacks?
..inspiring permaculture sites?
..natural wonders
I used to work for quiksilver and would get to go to the main office in huntington beach once a year and always wished i could see more things while i was there...but never had time....
On my way back from voices ill have time to stop somewhere on my way back. ....just curious if anyone has suggestions....
On the way to voices im sure ill be hungry and need to grab something quik as im "foot to the floor"trying to get to temecula...any quick food stops that are awesome on the way?
Any suggestions would be much appreciated so i can get the California experience!
 
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Depends on your driving route of course....

Great fish and chips joint in Oceanside harbor. Cheap and good, sitting on the dock. Going through Oceanside you will drive I5 through camp Pendleton which is actually quite beautiful, a slice of undeveloped coastal Southern California that is totally a step back in time.

Laguna beach is my favorite natural place in so cal. Crystal cove state park to the north of town, or smaller beaches in south Laguna. Lots of tiny coves surrounded by cliffs, beautiful beaches. Great art galleries to browse in Laguna as well.

Cassano's pizza, right across the street from San Clemente pier is good, grab a slice and walk on the pier.

Don Jose in lake Elsinore is good mex. A simple restaurant, not a taco shack, but recommended for sure.

San Diego county botanical gardens in Encinitas is gorgeous, I love a walk there anytime.

Please don't anybody claim in and out is a good burger shack, it is the lowest common denominator in Cali, and nothing special.

Hope that helps, those are the spots that I always try to get back to when in the area.
 
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What roads will you be taking?
 
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My recommendation on driving is to take the 5 to Oceanside, then cut across. Going in via the 15 exposes you to an ungodly amount of LA traffic. Ortega hwy is not a good road at all.

Good luck!
 
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Adam Klaus wrote:My recommendation on driving is to take the 5 to Oceanside, then cut across. Going in via the 15 exposes you to an ungodly amount of LA traffic. Ortega hwy is not a good road at all.

Good luck!



All depends on time of day. I have driven both the 5 and 15 between SD and LA hundreds of times. Both will suck between 4PM and 630PM. Just check SigAlert.com and plan accordingly.
 
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Christian Kettner wrote:Hello. ..i was hoping all the California peeps could share any must see things between temecula and lax....or just in the general vicinity. ..
Any
..amazing burger stand or taco shacks?
..inspiring permaculture sites?
..natural wonders
I used to work for quiksilver and would get to go to the main office in huntington beach once a year and always wished i could see more things while i was there...but never had time....
On my way back from voices ill have time to stop somewhere on my way back. ....just curious if anyone has suggestions....
On the way to voices im sure ill be hungry and need to grab something quik as im "foot to the floor"trying to get to temecula...any quick food stops that are awesome on the way?
Any suggestions would be much appreciated so i can get the California experience!



I have yet to find a Mexican food restaurant that I like in Temecula. I guess I am spoiled being in SD.

There are some places in Old Town Temecula that have good food - Crush and Brew, Public House Some smallish burger joints. For anyone who is vegan,vegetarian or embraces that check out Native Foods, nativefoods.com. They have one in Tustin that is not too far off the freeway.
 
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Tommy's

There's got to be a dozen of them between LAX and Temecula. The closest one to Temecula is probably the one in Corona right off the 15 Freeway. Chili comes on everything, and if it seems a bit too greasy at first, eat some of the yellow guerito peppers with it, they cut the grease.

Ah, it's been a long time since I have been to Tommyland, but I believe I can still taste the last Tommyburger I had, they are that unforgettable. And I guarantee, if you have one, you will still be tasting it days later.
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