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Direct Virgin Atlantic return flight from London to San Francisco or Los Angeles (Feb - Mar & May departures) £258 @ Virgin Atlantic
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Direct Virgin Atlantic return flight from London to San Francisco or Los Angeles (Feb - Mar & May departures) £258 @ Virgin Atlantic

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Very good price considering you are booking directly with Virgin Atlantic and not via an agent. To book the flights select "Get Deal" & then choose either the San Francisco or Los Angeles date option (depending on your chosen destination). It does not matter if the result you select at this stage does not match your chosen dates, as once you choose either location the date matrix will appear allowing you to change dates. Ensure you apply the code WESTC when searching for your flights (this needs to be done before checkout). To apply the code select "Edit Search" at the top of the page and then enter the code under "Do you have a voucher or event code?". Lots of date availability for both locations in February and March and also select early May departures.
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I did a fantastic road trip starting in San Francisco, then to Yosemite, then Las Vegas (amazing drive), then los angeles and then back to SF. Best driving holiday I've done. Stayed at an amazing AirB&B in Mariposa near Yosimitee. Would recommend and happy to share my itinerary.
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good deal,bought last month a little bit more expensive as didn't think will go down but it did never mind
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this is very very very tempting!!
Good price but SF itself is super expensive and has a severe problem with homelessness and drugs -- it often feels unsafe (and that's coming from a Londoner). That said SF is a great starting point for driving out to Silicon Valley, Yosemite, Napa Valley, Tahoe, etc.
I did a fantastic road trip starting in San Francisco, then to Yosemite, then Las Vegas (amazing drive), then los angeles and then back to SF. Best driving holiday I've done. Stayed at an amazing AirB&B in Mariposa near Yosimitee. Would recommend and happy to share my itinerary.
ck_14/01/2020 19:27

Good price but SF itself is super expensive and has a severe problem with …Good price but SF itself is super expensive and has a severe problem with homelessness and drugs -- it often feels unsafe (and that's coming from a Londoner). That said SF is a great starting point for driving out to Silicon Valley, Yosemite, Napa Valley, Tahoe, etc.


Spoke with someone recently who said that Californian cities have suffered soaring crime rates after they voted for proposition 47 five years ago. Basically theft under $950 or drug use is classed as a misdemeanor and consequently people taking advantage. Be interesting to see if they repeal later this year.
Great price!

Alas would pay much more, as personally would never use Virgin no matter how much cheaper they were. Some companies are just not worth it.
jsoap15/01/2020 03:46

Spoke with someone recently who said that Californian cities have suffered …Spoke with someone recently who said that Californian cities have suffered soaring crime rates after they voted for proposition 47 five years ago. Basically theft under $950 or drug use is classed as a misdemeanor and consequently people taking advantage. Be interesting to see if they repeal later this year.


Thanks makes for interesting/scary reading, a jump from 15% to 50% in shoplifting, thefts etc.
kknight0114/01/2020 21:27

I did a fantastic road trip starting in San Francisco, then to Yosemite, …I did a fantastic road trip starting in San Francisco, then to Yosemite, then Las Vegas (amazing drive), then los angeles and then back to SF. Best driving holiday I've done. Stayed at an amazing AirB&B in Mariposa near Yosimitee. Would recommend and happy to share my itinerary.


Sounds awesome. We did:
Day 1-7 SF (work/play),
Day 8-9 Palo Alto (Silicon Valley, Computer Museum, Stanford, Apple/Google HQ, etc.)
Day 10-13 - Yosemite Valley
Day 14-15 - Lake Tahoe
Day 16-17 - Napa Valley
Day 18 - SF

Wouldn't personally have changed a thing, maybe 3/4 days max in SF if pleasure only, skip Lake Tahoe if you're not into skiing, Palo Alto if you're not a massive nerd, and Napa Valley if you're not into wine/vineyard tours. Yosemite definitely the highlight
jsoap15/01/2020 03:46

Spoke with someone recently who said that Californian cities have suffered …Spoke with someone recently who said that Californian cities have suffered soaring crime rates after they voted for proposition 47 five years ago. Basically theft under $950 or drug use is classed as a misdemeanor and consequently people taking advantage. Be interesting to see if they repeal later this year.


Exacerbated by the mild climate (so homeless people are `moving` to SF), and enabling policies, e.g. the city pays 5 cents for aluminum cans, so every trashcan in the city has a homeless person sorting through it (and occasionally fighting over it).
ck_15/01/2020 09:13

Exacerbated by the mild climate (so homeless people are `moving` to SF), …Exacerbated by the mild climate (so homeless people are `moving` to SF), and enabling policies, e.g. the city pays 5 cents for aluminum cans, so every trashcan in the city has a homeless person sorting through it (and occasionally fighting over it).


She also mentioned the excrement in the street as a result. Shame, it a beautiful city.
any offers for London-LAX for mid/end July?
ck_15/01/2020 08:55

Sounds awesome. We did:Day 1-7 SF (work/play),Day 8-9 Palo Alto (Silicon …Sounds awesome. We did:Day 1-7 SF (work/play),Day 8-9 Palo Alto (Silicon Valley, Computer Museum, Stanford, Apple/Google HQ, etc.)Day 10-13 - Yosemite ValleyDay 14-15 - Lake TahoeDay 16-17 - Napa ValleyDay 18 - SFWouldn't personally have changed a thing, maybe 3/4 days max in SF if pleasure only, skip Lake Tahoe if you're not into skiing, Palo Alto if you're not a massive nerd, and Napa Valley if you're not into wine/vineyard tours. Yosemite definitely the highlight


Hi, where did you stay in SF and Yosemite? We are going to do both over a week.
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jsoap15/01/2020 09:25

She also mentioned the excrement in the street as a result. Shame, it a …She also mentioned the excrement in the street as a result. Shame, it a beautiful city.


Do you mean as opposed to excrement free London
andrew.harkin15/01/2020 12:33

Hi, where did you stay in SF and Yosemite? We are going to do both over … Hi, where did you stay in SF and Yosemite? We are going to do both over a week.


I did a similar road trip this summer.

Whilst reviews are not good and it's a very shonky experience we stayed at the Bear Creek Cabins as we just needed somewhere cheap to crash for the 2 nights in Yosemite. Wasn't as bad as the reviews made out and made a change to the usual motel experience. Mariposa has some cheaper lodging too. Around 30 mins drive from Yosemite Village.

Do not miss Mariposa Grove, and defo drive up to Glacier Point but give yourself a couple hours to walk to top of Sentinel Dome. Ideally just at sunrise or towards sunset but have a torch to get back to car safely. Stunning views over the Yosemite Valley. Take a picnic/bottle of fizz, sit and take it all in.
Edited by: "aerotec" 15th Jan
Does this include luggage?
ck_15/01/2020 08:55

Sounds awesome. We did:Day 1-7 SF (work/play),Day 8-9 Palo Alto (Silicon …Sounds awesome. We did:Day 1-7 SF (work/play),Day 8-9 Palo Alto (Silicon Valley, Computer Museum, Stanford, Apple/Google HQ, etc.)Day 10-13 - Yosemite ValleyDay 14-15 - Lake TahoeDay 16-17 - Napa ValleyDay 18 - SFWouldn't personally have changed a thing, maybe 3/4 days max in SF if pleasure only, skip Lake Tahoe if you're not into skiing, Palo Alto if you're not a massive nerd, and Napa Valley if you're not into wine/vineyard tours. Yosemite definitely the highlight


Oh no! I grew up there and the lakes and moutains are beautiful. Forget about the skiing!
When going to Yosemite there is also a free bus service which drops you off close to all the focal points. Wear protection from mosquitoes!! But the most beautiful place I have visited was there July 2019. 39683963-UBmtc.jpg
defairmans15/01/2020 17:03

Oh no! I grew up there and the lakes and moutains are beautiful. Forget …Oh no! I grew up there and the lakes and moutains are beautiful. Forget about the skiing!


Ah lucky you, it was stunning up there. TBH we visited in March/April so very snowy with avalanche warnings on the drive up. Would definitely be interested in going back when it's warmer to explore the lakes / mountains / beaches, etc.

andrew.harkin15/01/2020 12:33

Hi, where did you stay in SF and Yosemite? We are going to do both over a …Hi, where did you stay in SF and Yosemite? We are going to do both over a week.


In SF we stayed in Fisherman's Wharf which was a bit cheesy/touristy, but well connected and a decent place to start a nice walk down to Golden Gate along the coast. In Yosemite we stayed near El Portal and drove a short way in each day, which worked out well.
Edited by: "ck_" 15th Jan
Yes, fly to SF then run, run away to avoid the drugs, crime, streets full of human turds, extortionate prices, the road out is briulliant though.
kknight0114/01/2020 21:27

I did a fantastic road trip starting in San Francisco, then to Yosemite, …I did a fantastic road trip starting in San Francisco, then to Yosemite, then Las Vegas (amazing drive), then los angeles and then back to SF. Best driving holiday I've done. Stayed at an amazing AirB&B in Mariposa near Yosimitee. Would recommend and happy to share my itinerary.


Yes please
thomm7415/01/2020 21:19

Yes please


PM me your email and I will send you the details what we did and the accommodation near Yosemite.
ck_14/01/2020 19:27

Good price but SF itself is super expensive and has a severe problem with …Good price but SF itself is super expensive and has a severe problem with homelessness and drugs -- it often feels unsafe (and that's coming from a Londoner). That said SF is a great starting point for driving out to Silicon Valley, Yosemite, Napa Valley, Tahoe, etc.


Yes the homeless people can be very aggressive as the system has failed and has let them down completely so they may even attempt to mug people that carry valuables - and that can just be a simple iPhone.
kknight0114/01/2020 21:27

I did a fantastic road trip starting in San Francisco, then to Yosemite, …I did a fantastic road trip starting in San Francisco, then to Yosemite, then Las Vegas (amazing drive), then los angeles and then back to SF. Best driving holiday I've done. Stayed at an amazing AirB&B in Mariposa near Yosimitee. Would recommend and happy to share my itinerary.


Yes please, I would be interested in this itinerary please
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