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Welcome to Los Angeles, once you arrive you’ll pick up your car and drive to your hotel. We work with many hotels so you’ll have quite a few to choose from. With not much time in LA we recommend seeing the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Venice beach. There are dozens of great restaurants to choose from and we’d be happy to make some suggestions and reservations. We also have a list of hidden gem off the beaten path experiences you might want to see if the typical tourist destinations don’t interest you.
Head north towards San Luis Obispo. Lots of great places to stop along way. Among them are Santa Barbara and Solvang(a quaint little Danish town). Check into your hotel and if you’re feeling up to it we can arrange an afternoon sea kayak tour through some of the costal caves(weather and waves permitting). Explore downtown San Luis Obispo where you’ll have the choice to eat at many of their great restaurants. Don’t forget to visit Gum Alley. It’s a must see!
Head up the coast towards Big Sur. This area is one of the most beautiful areas of central California. The drive won’t disappoint. Tonight, you’ll be glamping at the luxurious Ventana Inn. We do have other options but this is our favorite. Sit by the campfire or visit the coffee and food stand they have on property. Enjoy the massive pines trees and nature of Big Sur.
Wake up and drive up the coast towards Carmel, stopping along the way to see the many waterfalls and deserted beaches. Check into your hotel and get ready for an amazing and relaxing stay. Our Carmel property is fabulous! Great food, spa, pool, tennis and more. You’re not gonna want to leave the resort so enjoy!
Wake up and when you’re ready head over to Sonoma/Napa Valley. Be prepared for a few days of luxury as there are a lot of things to do and see in the area. We have quite a few hotels and resorts we work with to fit various budget ranges.
You’ll have lots of choices of things to do today. Hot air ballooning is a favorite for many and we’ve been to most of the wineries and have a small list of our favorites that we can arrange private tastings. Napa has some of the best restaurants in the world and we’d be happy to make a reservation at any of the Michelin rates restaurants. Please remember they are sometimes booked months in advance so the earlier we know the better. The hotel spas are generally all fantastic as well.
Wake up early and hit the road to Yosemite National Park. You’ll have a few options here of places to stay to cater to your budget. Check in and get settled before venturing out to explore the views of Half Dome and El Capitan. Be sure to make your way to the meadows in the evening to see the deer come out to graze.
Lots of options today but we recommend hiking the Mist Trail, the Mirror Lake hike, lower Yosemite Falls or riding bikes around the valley. Don’t for get to visit the Ansel Adams museum and if you’re feeling really adventurous do the full day hike to the top of Half Dome. You’ll need tickets for this so let us know and we can arrange in getting them if they are available. Have a nice diner at the Ahwahnee Hotel if you’re staying in Yosemite valley. The hotel is stunning.
Setting out early you’ll drive towards Lake Tahoe one of the prettiest drives we’ve ever done. Tons of places to stop and see wildlife and nature. Check into the resort and expect a couple days of luxury at one of our favorite properties. Sit by the fire pit overlooking the lake as the sun sets.
Today you’ll have a list on amazing activities to choose from. Swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, golf, yoga, their amazing spa or take a ride around the lake in a 1955 classic wooden boat. Order food by the pool and have dinner at their gourmet restaurant.
Drive east to Mendocino. Check into your hotel built on the cliffs overlooking the ocean before heading into Downtown Mendocino where you can visit their many art galleries and shops. There are a few really nice restaurants in the area that we’d be happy to make reservations for.
Heading down the coast you can stop along the many beaches and we can arrange for a private kayaking tour if you’d like. We are also familiar with a few hidden gem spots to see caves and blowholes. Upon arrival at your hotel maybe spend some time relaxing before watching the sunset while sitting by the fire pit. The properties in this area are some of our favorites and you’ll have a few to choose from.
Wake up early for a beautiful drive down the coast to San Fransisco. There’s lots of places to stop along the way to explore, visit or shop. We found some hidden gems in this area to wine taste and ride horses. When you arrive in San Fransisco check into the hotel and relax for the rest of the day.
Wake up and venture into the city. There are tons of museums and activities to do and we can help you with all of it. Definitely see Chinatown and if you don’t mind the crowds head over to Pier 39. Let us know if you want to dine at one of the Michelin rated restaurants and we can see about getting you a reservation.
Wake up and when you’re ready return the car, You can fly out of SF or make the drive back down to LA and fly out of there.