Quoting khigh:" My aunt and uncle leave near San Francisco, Pleasanton. They said the storms have been killer because they just got a new boat and haven't been able to take it out! "
Quoting dream:" If you're going to be primarily in northern California (around SF, etc), then I'd recommend: Six Flags ... [snip!] ... doesn't really matter what time of year. There is so much to do down there, either around Disneyland / Hollywood or San Diego."