When headed to Man-Diego from Lost Angeles CA, I highly reccomend taking Man-Trak's Surfliner. Starting at the Union Station, you cruise the Pacific coastal towns and beaches, going right by famous surf spots, like Lower Trestles (closer than a car gets), plus they sell booze on the train. There were plen-tee of travelers embibing. Also, when it comes to a Life of Leisure, I am all business, so why not pay the $14 to "upgrade" to Business Class. Look how many free snacks and wine you get! The airlines could take note from Amtrak (although the TV didn't work).