San Francisco to Los Angeles via Salt Lake City

You will love this journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles. No need to hurry, take your time and enjoy your trip. You will have enough time to discover whatever you want, from exploring the cultural side of the western coast to visiting the beautiful cathedrals in San Jose or visiting the San Jose Heritate Rose Garden which is dedicated to all types of roses. Reach for the stars in the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland or gaze at the amazing architecture at the Cathedral of Christ the Light. It is always fun at the minigolf course Golfland Sunsplash in Sacramento. For outdoor activities maybe rent a kayak on the American River, get to know everything about the history of the car and see cars from the 1890s in the National Automobile Museum in Reno. Try your luck in one of the many casino's in Las Vegas and be amazed by the many shows this vibrant city has to offer. Spend a few days in San Diego and watch the Shamu Show at SeaWorld San Diego. End this amazing trip in Los Angeles where you have to see the wonderful architecture and visit Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

Recommended vehicles:

Couple: The Euro Tourer will be perfect for this road trip.

Family: If travelling with your family you will need space to sleep and to drive correctly. That is why we recommend you the US Wanderer with its 6 Berth and all the commodities to enjoy and appreciate your trip on the West Coast.


Day 1: San Francisco to San Jose to Oakland to Sacramento
Day 2: Sacramento to Reno
Day 3: Reno to Salt Lake City
Day 4: Salt Lake City to Las Vegas
Day 5: Las Vegas
Day 6: Las Vegas
Day 7: Las Vegas to San Diego
Day 8: San Diego
Day 9: San Diego
Day 10: San Diego to Los Angeles


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San Jose

San Jose is the capital of Silicon Valley. You will see eclectic architecture, notably its Cathedral, Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph and Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park and check out the Farmer’s Market. More Info

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The Tribune Tower dates from 1924 and is one of the most famous landmarks in Oakland. If you want to walk around go through Redwood Regional Park and its 1,829 acres and maybe you may even see a raccoon or a deer. More Info

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The Californian capital is considered as one of the best cities for integrating communities and you can see for yourself just how cosmopolitan it is. Don’t miss out the old Sacramento and the Californian State Railroad Museum! More Info

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City offers a lot of attractions such as: The Beehive House which is the former house of the Brigham Family and was built in the honour of the pioneers from the region. Free daily tour. If you are looking for discovering some hidden parts of your history you can visit the Family History Library founded in 1894. This is the biggest library in the world of its kind. You can visit the Family Search Centre as well with millions of records from all over the world. Finally be sure to stroll around the famous Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. More Info

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Las Vegas

There’s nowhere else on earth like fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. Pick up your RV from our branch and prepare for the experience of a lifetime. Not only does this renowned metropolis boast the best nightlife in the world, it also offers countless self-drive opportunities. Explore spectacular desert landscapes and visit the sets of your favourite TV shows. In Las Vegas, your vacation is only limited by your imagination. More Info

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San Diego

San Diego is one of te oldest cities in California. Stroll around Old San Diego where you can feel the Spanish/Mexican History. Don’t miss out on Seaworld San Diego, one of the iconic places to go in San Diego with its famous orca, and see the San Diego Zoo & Zoo Safari Park, the most famous Zoo in the World! More Info


Fun things to do in San Diego
Go to the Zoo, Sea World and the Old Town Trolley and enjoy a great day in San Diego!


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Potomac Association - the Presidential Yacht Potomac

Address: 540 Water Street Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: +1 510-627-1215
Email: [email protected]
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FAQs provided by: Potomac Association - the Presidential Yacht Potomac

Can you give a short summary of your main business activities?

The Potomac is a National Historic Landmark museum devoted to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Era. Our ship the Presidential Yacht Potomac is a source of educational programs, tours, cruises, and concerts open to the public year round. Our cruise season features regular narrated 2 and 3hr History cruises. Some of which specifically focus on the Islands, shipyards, bridges and historic sites of San Francisco Bay. Dockside tours are conducted Wed. Fri. and Sunday from 11AM to 3PM all year.

Which is your most popular excursion/activity/item/package and why?

Without a doubt our three day Fleet Week cruises in October are the most popular. We take the Potomac out into the middle of San Francisco Bay during the incredibly exciting Blue Angels Air Show.

What is your inside tip? i.e. Arrive Early, Best time of year to visit, group or early bird discounts etc”

Most important for any of the Potomac Cruises is to be on time!! We leave the dock at the appointed hour and will not return to pick up late-comers. Also, we ask guests to remember that the temperature on the Bay is always 10-15 degrees cooler than on shore, so come prepared to layer on for warmth. The best time of year for the Potomac cruises is those during August, September, and October

Can you highly recommend another tourist activity not connected with your business?

The Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet Museum is berthed about 10 minutes drive from the USS Potomac. It is an amazing vessel, well preserved and it features not just the ship, but also many historic aircraft on board for inspection.

Are there any other landmarks or activities (etc) you think visitors may find interesting in your area?

The Oakland Museum of California, Oakland Children’s Fairyland, Chabot Space and Science Center, The SS Jeremiah O’Brien, the USS Pampanito, the San Francisco Maritime Museum, Lawrence Hall of Science - UC Berkeley, and a whole list of Arts and Culture Museums in San Francisco. All of those listed are less than a 30 minute drive from the USS. Potomac.

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