Pacific Coast Highway
"I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me."
Day One, Oct 20th:
Arrive (one-way flight) into L.A. aka The City of Angels. (Remember we will be flying out of San Francisco). Discover your way to our accommodations via airport shuttle or Uber. Lots to see in this town so you may want to arrive early to explore before you meet up with your fellow road-trippers at 6:00 this evening for our meet and greet. We'll grab a bite to eat afterward and maybe take a stroll along Hollywood Boulevard and the Sunset Strip before settling in for the evening. Meals:D
Day Two, Oct 21st:
Good Morning Los Angeles! We’ll enjoy breakfast and then hit the road to Santa Barbara, about a 2.5 hour drive, taking time to breathe in the fresh salty air as we go. We'll be doing a local hike with wonderful views of the lovely coastal highway. Afterwards we'll eat lunch and take a peek around this upscale beach town. There's tons to do here from visiting a mission, to walking the waterfront pier, to sipping wine at the ubiquitous tasting rooms and wineries. You will sleep well tonight in our cozy hotel after all that fresh sea air and wine tasting. Meals: B
Day Three, Oct 22nd:
We’ll partake in our hotel’s continental breakfast and continue northbound. Did someone say Wild West! We hope to catch a horse ride on some beautiful sand dunes en route. If we can’t rope the horses down, we’ll be biking instead. If we are lucky enough to catch the season of the Monarch butterfly habitat, we’ll pull over and see what the flutter is all about. We'll stop for lunch and check out San Luis Obispo before stretching our legs on a short but breathtaking hike. We’ll end our day in Paso Robles where if you haven't filled your goblet enough, there will be time for more tasting, meandering, and eating before settling in for the night. Meals: B
Day Four, Oct 23rd:
After a continental breakfast, we will head up the beautiful, edgy, coastal hugging part of the Pacific Coast Highway. Some fresh "Sequoia Sempervirens" air will be needed after several hairpin turns so we'll take a stop in Big Sur Park to take a breath. We'll find the largest of these coastal redwood trees and give it a big hug! After enjoying a picnic lunch here, we’ll continue up to our home for the night, near Monterrey. Enjoy a free night to walkabout town. We'll have snug rooms to crash in for the evening.
Day Five, Oct 24th:
Slow leisurely start to the day today! You can sleep in or head out to explore the coastline that's within walking distance from our hotel. We'll have a continental style breakfast ready for you at your convenience. On the way out of town, we’ll stop in to see all of our aquatic friends at the Monterey Aquarium. The Jelly fish display is mesmerizing and not to be missed. We will then edge up the coast, stroll through and eat lunch in the super cute village of Capitola, and afterwards hit the Santa Cruz amusement park boardwalk. We'll land at our accommodations for the night and let our minds wander by the ocean or relax next to a campfire under the stars. Meals: B,L
Day Six, Oct 25th:
Is it already time to head to foggy San Francisco? Today we will drive less than two hours to reach Frisco Bay. There is way too much to do in this town so we figured the best way to see it would be on two wheels. We’ll make a stop at Pier 39 and Fisherman’s wharf before we get on bikes to do a fab 8-mile ride along the bay, across the Golden Gate Bridge, and into Sausalito. We can catch our breath in this lovely bayside village before we catch the ferry back to the Embarcadero in San Fran. We will share our last dinner together after a grand week. Hopefully you can stay a day or two more to further explore on your own. We'll enjoy our last night in a charming San Fran hotel. Meals: B,D
Day Seven, Oct 26th:
We hate to say goodbye after such a memory-filled road trip. If time permits before your flights, we can meet for breakfast at a local joint. There are plenty of ways to get to the airport via the efficient shuttle, Uber, or the BART system to the airport.
Maximum group size: 10