I am taking amtrak from LA to San Diego today and then I'll be there for work for the week. While I'm there, I have a rental car so I'll definitely be testing what the top speed in reverse is for whatever car they give me (sixt, whatever is cheapest and not a smart car). Anyways, I will definitely be looking for some cool roads to go drive if anyone has suggestions. I will have Monday - Friday each day after like 1630 or so to explore the area. I've heard great things about the restaurants in the city and I'm staying in the gaslamp area so there should be plenty to do within walking distance of my hotel as well.