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Bay Area to Carlsbad - Road Trip

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Tslanwbie, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. Tslanwbie

    Tslanwbie Member

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    Friends,

    I am picking up my new Model S75 on Thursday. I am planning to celebrate the car and Father's day with a road trip to Carlsbad to visit Legoland with a friend and our two 5 YO boys.

    Any tips? What SC's should I visit. We are going to stay on Friday night and Saturday night at the Hilton in Carlsbad, would you know of any place I could do overnight charging?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. SD_Engnr

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    Legoland has charging at the hotel. Not sure if you have to be a guest, but it's worth calling them to ask.
     
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  3. bmah

    bmah Moderator, Model S / Model X Forums

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    Congratulations on the new car and that's a great road trip! You might want to check out this thread from the California sub-forum on this very topic:

    Bay Area to Disney and LEGOland. Any tips?

    My trip report is in post #23, but the TL;DR: Southbound on I-5 using Harris Ranch, Tejon Ranch, and Buena Park, stayed at a Courtyard by Marriott that had destination charging, then returning northbound on US-101 using LA/Hawthorne, Oxnard, Atascadero, Gilroy.

    Note that the San Diego Supercharger is a little bit south of Carlsbad, so that's a possibility too.

    Have a great trip!

    Bruce.
     
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  4. AEdennis

    AEdennis Active Member

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    Also, try to skip San Juan Capistrano. That SC is always busy.

    (Funny, I thought that this post WAS another response to the thread that @bmah referenced above) perhaps a Mod should merge it in there.
     
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