I'm traveling to California 2nd week in March to catch a couple of NHL games. I'm a Toronto Maple Leafs fan and I'll be at the San Jose game on March 11 and the La game on the 13th. I decided to book a hotel beside SFO for the San Jose game but I haven't picked a hotel for the La game yet. I'm looking for some suggestions on how best to approach my trip. Where to stay, best way to get around, what to see, what to avoid, where to eat, weather issues, and anything else I may not be aware of. I arrive on March 11. My plan is to check into hotel and head down to SAP centre in San Jose, watch game, and hopefully find something to do near arena for the night before heading back to hotel. I plan on visiting Alcatraz on the 12th and then spending the day in San Fran. I'll be flying to La on the 13th in time to watch the game at Staples Center. I will be in La until the 15th when I'll be flying to Vegas for the duration of my trip.
I really wanted to visit Sequoia NP to see the big trees but I've learned that there will probably be snow and me being naive, I figured Cali would be sunny all year round. So I'll have to come back in the summer for that one. Me and my pal like adventure, we don't drink much but would like some suggestions on where we can go out to hang with a more laid back crowd. He's in his mid 20's and I'm in my early 30's. Looking for best bang for the buck.