We're small city folks and are planning a trip for the summer. Need to head out to Palo Alto California and will be staying in Oakland for 3-4 days, then go to Orange County California for 5 days. There; will be the 4 of us, 2 adults and 2 children. We will be renting a car in both cities but have only 1 driver that can continuously drive 1-2 hours at a time. My questions:
1. From Oakland to Orange County, should we travel by airplane? amtrack? greyhound? Cost and time does a play a role since both are very limited. About how much will it cost and how long will it take? how safe is it? Are there any other modes of transportation?
2. What attractions/museums should we take our kids to?
3. Any other advice?