DAY ONE: san francisco to monterey
After we pick you up in the morning at your hotel in San Francisco, we head straight for the serene beauty of the world-renowned Coastal Highway 1. The Pigeon Point Lighthouse, a roadside berry farm and some of the beautiful untouched beaches are our favorite stops before we get to the surf town of Santa Cruz, where you will have time to explore on your own. Continuing to Monterey, we arrive at historic Cannery Row with ample time to explore the incredible Monterey Bay Aquarium or to just get lost in the maze of shops, tasting rooms and spots with unbelievable ocean views as you enjoy the afternoon at your leisure and at your own pace.
DAY TWo: pebble beach, big sur, and hearst Castle
Start with a drive along world-famous 17-Mile Drive. Take a meander around Pebble Beach and marvel at the immaculate grounds. Discover hidden galleries and alleyways tucked in amongst the "storybook cottages" in delightful Carmel-by-the-Sea. Drink in the phenomenal views of the northern section of Big Sur. Visit one of the world's largest elephant seal colonies in San Simeon. Finish the day with a fascinating tour at Hearst Castle, or choose have a relaxing afternoon at your hotel. Enjoy an evening stroll and dinner at your leisure in the quaint village of Cambria.
DAY THREE: from big sur to los angeles
The journey south continues with a morning drive to the Danish town of Solvang. Savor a decadent pastry from one of the town's many Danish bakeries. Take in the views of the Santa Ynez Valley and the vineyards that cover the hillsides. Wander through the heart of picturesque Santa Barbara. Relax during a scenic train ride that brings you right into the heart of Los Angeles to finish your tour.