I'm planning a little trip in April to California and I've been asking around a lot to get suggestions for things to do while I'm there. I figure I should ask here too. My plan is to spend one day driving from San Jose to Santa Cruz, Monterey, Gilroy, and back to San Jose, stopping for meals of course, maybe spend some time at the beach, and ideally do some nice hiking. That night and the day after, I'm visiting San Francisco, and the day after I'll be in Berkeley, but mainly I'll be checking out the school. Is there anything in these cities I should really make a point to see? What's good hiking in Santa Cruz/Monterey? Is there any good hiking in SF itself (I won't have access to a car when I'm in SF, so I can't drive out of the city anywhere) What's good in terms of SF nightlife on a saturday night? Any other random tips or suggestion, I'll be more than happy to have them.