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Location: San Diego

Day 1 - 23 Jul 2021

San Diego International Airport

San Diego, San Diego International Airport

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Carte Hotel San Diego Downtown, Curio Collection by Hilton

San Diego, Carte Hotel San Diego Downtown, Curio Collection by Hilton
San Diego, Carte Hotel San Diego Downtown, Curio Collection by Hilton

Content: I arrived late in the day but if you get into San Diego early I recommend checking out Torrey Pines! The Carte hotel was a great modern hotel with spacious rooms located right in downtown San Diego

Location: San Diego

Day 2 - 24 Jul 2021

Hike Bike Kayak Adventures

San Diego, Hike Bike Kayak Adventures
San Diego, Hike Bike Kayak Adventures
San Diego, Hike Bike Kayak Adventures
San Diego, Hike Bike Kayak Adventures

Content: 2 hour sea cave kayaking tour with Hike Bike Kayak, they have a few other tours to choose from as well. Saw many sea lions. Great tour!

Children's Pool La Jolla

San Diego, Children's Pool La Jolla

Content: Great place to see more harbor seals, although sometimes it’s a bit crowded and scares them away. Closed every year from December 15-may 15 due to pupping season.

iRide San Diego Scooter Tours and Electric Bike Sales and Rentals

San Diego, iRide San Diego Scooter Tours and Electric Bike Sales and Rentals

Content: San Diego Downtown and Balboa Park tour with iRide San Diego. Self guided 2 hour tour on a fat tire electric scooter. The scooter has a talking GPS which guides you around.

San Diego Zoo

San Diego, San Diego Zoo

Content: Didn’t go in to the zoo but was cool to see from the outside!

Balboa Park

San Diego, Balboa Park

Content: There are a ton of scooters to rent in Balboa park so it is easy to get around

Location: Coronado

Day 2 - 24 Jul 2021

Hotel del Coronado

Coronado, Hotel del Coronado
Coronado, Hotel del Coronado
Coronado, Hotel del Coronado
Coronado, Hotel del Coronado
Coronado, Hotel del Coronado

Content: Make sure to check out Hotel del Coronado when in San Diego. There’s a bunch of cute outside bars and restaurants right on the beach

Garage Buona Forchetta

Coronado, Garage Buona Forchetta

Content: Great place for dinner

Location: San Diego

Day 2 - 24 Jul 2021

Carte Hotel San Diego Downtown, Curio Collection by Hilton

San Diego, Carte Hotel San Diego Downtown, Curio Collection by Hilton

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Location: San Diego

Day 3 - 25 Jul 2021

Holy Matcha

San Diego, Holy Matcha
San Diego, Holy Matcha
San Diego, Holy Matcha
San Diego, Holy Matcha

Content: Great place to stop and get breakfast in San Diego

Location: Laguna Beach

Day 3 - 25 Jul 2021

Pirate Tower

Laguna Beach, Pirate Tower
Laguna Beach, Pirate Tower

Content: The drive from San Diego to LA is about 2 hours but it took us about 5 with all of our stops. Make sure to take the pacific coast highway which starts about halfway to LA. Our main stop was in Laguna (the pirate tower is here) but you will also pass Newport, Huntington and Long beaches.

Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Laguna Beach, Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Laguna Beach, Pacific Marine Mammal Center

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Location: Santa Monica

Day 3 - 25 Jul 2021

The Georgian Hotel

Santa Monica, The Georgian Hotel
Santa Monica, The Georgian Hotel
Santa Monica, The Georgian Hotel

Content: Our hotel for the next 3 nights in Santa Monica. Located right across the street from the Santa Monica pier. Right in the middle of everything we wanted to do in the LA area, such as Hollywood, Malibu and Venice.

Location: West Hollywood

Day 4 - 26 Jul 2021

Bikes And Hikes LA

West Hollywood, Bikes And Hikes LA
West Hollywood, Bikes And Hikes LA
West Hollywood, Bikes And Hikes LA
West Hollywood, Bikes And Hikes LA
West Hollywood, Bikes And Hikes LA
West Hollywood, Bikes And Hikes LA

Content: Hollywood Sign Hike Tour with Bikes and Hikes LA. This was a 4 mile hike that took 2.5 hours. Provides great views of the Hollywood sign and takes you behind it! You’ll also get panoramic views of LA while learning all about the city from your tour guide.

Location: Beverly Hills

Day 4 - 26 Jul 2021

The Cabana Cafe

Beverly Hills, The Cabana Cafe
Beverly Hills, The Cabana Cafe
Beverly Hills, The Cabana Cafe
Beverly Hills, The Cabana Cafe

Content: Very expensive for lunch but so cool to check out the Beverly Hills hotel. Would love to stay here one day! Also make sure to make reservations!

Rodeo Drive

Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive

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Location: Los Angeles

Day 4 - 26 Jul 2021

Hollywood

Los Angeles, Hollywood
Los Angeles, Hollywood
Los Angeles, Hollywood
Los Angeles, Hollywood

Content: So much to see in Hollywood! TCL Chinese theatre, Dolby theater, Hollywood walk of fame, etc.

Location: West Hollywood

Day 4 - 26 Jul 2021

Catch LA

West Hollywood, Catch LA
West Hollywood, Catch LA
West Hollywood, Catch LA
West Hollywood, Catch LA

Content: Food and drinks were delicious, make reservations in advance!

Location: Santa Monica

Day 4 - 26 Jul 2021

The Georgian Hotel

Santa Monica, The Georgian Hotel

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Location: Los Angeles

Day 5 - 27 Jul 2021

Fun Surf LA | Surf Lessons Venice Beach Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Fun Surf LA | Surf Lessons Venice Beach Los Angeles
Los Angeles, Fun Surf LA | Surf Lessons Venice Beach Los Angeles
Los Angeles, Fun Surf LA | Surf Lessons Venice Beach Los Angeles

Content: 2 hour group surf lesson with Fun Surf LA. This was my first time surfing and they did a great job explaining everything. So much fun!

Location: Malibu

Day 5 - 27 Jul 2021

Nobu Malibu

Malibu, Nobu Malibu
Malibu, Nobu Malibu
Malibu, Nobu Malibu
Malibu, Nobu Malibu
Malibu, Nobu Malibu
Malibu, Nobu Malibu

Content: Highly recommend making reservations as soon as they open up a month in advance. Or you can try sitting at the bar! King crab salad and mango passion cocktail were delicious!

Point Dume State Beach

Malibu, Point Dume State Beach
Malibu, Point Dume State Beach
Malibu, Point Dume State Beach
Malibu, Point Dume State Beach
Malibu, Point Dume State Beach

Content: Such a pretty beach. Ate at the Sunset restaurant

Location: Santa Monica

Day 5 - 27 Jul 2021

The Georgian Hotel

Santa Monica, The Georgian Hotel

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Location: San Luis Obispo

Day 6 - 28 Jul 2021

Wolff Vineyards

San Luis Obispo, Wolff Vineyards
San Luis Obispo, Wolff Vineyards
San Luis Obispo, Wolff Vineyards
San Luis Obispo, Wolff Vineyards
San Luis Obispo, Wolff Vineyards

Content: LA to SLO. This ride is about 3 hours and there isn’t much to stop and see on the way, unless Santa Barbara. I recommend leaving early so you have the day to explore San Luis Obispo. Wolff vineyards is a Great winery for families with outdoor seating and incredible scenery. Walk-ins are welcome but you can also make a reservation

Tolosa

San Luis Obispo, Tolosa
San Luis Obispo, Tolosa
San Luis Obispo, Tolosa
San Luis Obispo, Tolosa

Content: Great wine! Make reservations in advance

Novo

San Luis Obispo, Novo

Content: Got so many recommendations to eat here, highly recommend!

Madonna Inn

San Luis Obispo, Madonna Inn
San Luis Obispo, Madonna Inn
San Luis Obispo, Madonna Inn
San Luis Obispo, Madonna Inn
San Luis Obispo, Madonna Inn
San Luis Obispo, Madonna Inn
San Luis Obispo, Madonna Inn

Content: Very iconic and extra hotel, but so pretty! We stayed in the Victoria gardens suite. Make sure to try the pink cloud frozen cocktail!

Location: San Luis Obispo

Day 7 - 29 Jul 2021

Madonna Inn Trail Rides

San Luis Obispo, Madonna Inn Trail Rides
San Luis Obispo, Madonna Inn Trail Rides
San Luis Obispo, Madonna Inn Trail Rides
San Luis Obispo, Madonna Inn Trail Rides
San Luis Obispo, Madonna Inn Trail Rides

Content: The Madonna inn also has horseback riding for $75 a person. We reserved ahead of time and checked in at the front desk.

Location: Los Angeles County

Day 7 - 29 Jul 2021

Moonstone Beach

Los Angeles County, Moonstone Beach

Content: This was our first stop of the PCH scenic drive. The drive from SLO to Monterey is considered one of the top 10 scenic drives in the world. It takes about 4.5 hours without stops but I would allow 7-9 hours for stop offs. We used the Gypsy guide for the drive which was a talking GPS that tells you all of the places to stop.

Location: San Simeon

Day 7 - 29 Jul 2021

Elephant Seal Vista Point

San Simeon, Elephant Seal Vista Point
San Simeon, Elephant Seal Vista Point
San Simeon, Elephant Seal Vista Point

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Hearst Castle

San Simeon, Hearst Castle
San Simeon, Hearst Castle

Content: This was closed when we went but make sure to buy tickets in advance. And keep an eye out for the zebras!

Location: Ragged Point

Day 7 - 29 Jul 2021

Ragged Point Inn & Resort

Ragged Point, Ragged Point Inn & Resort

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Location: Big Sur

Day 7 - 29 Jul 2021

Salmon Creek Falls

Big Sur, Salmon Creek Falls

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McWay Falls

Big Sur, McWay Falls

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Location: Monterey

Day 7 - 29 Jul 2021

Bixby Creek Bridge

Monterey, Bixby Creek Bridge

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Wave Street Inn

Monterey, Wave Street Inn

Content: Perfectly located right in Monterey, only 2 blocks from cannery row!

Location: Monterey

Day 8 - 30 Jul 2021

Fast Raft

Monterey, Fast Raft
Monterey, Fast Raft
Monterey, Fast Raft
Monterey, Fast Raft
Monterey, Fast Raft
Monterey, Fast Raft

Content: 3 hour Moss Landing Whale watching safari with Fast Raft. Make sure to dress warm. We saw sea otters, sea lions and humpback whales. One of my favorite tours of the trip!

Location: Del Monte Forest

Day 8 - 30 Jul 2021

17 Mile Drive

Del Monte Forest, 17 Mile Drive
Del Monte Forest, 17 Mile Drive
Del Monte Forest, 17 Mile Drive
Del Monte Forest, 17 Mile Drive
Del Monte Forest, 17 Mile Drive

Content: If you’re coming from Monterey, enter at the highway 1 gate. We stopped at the line cypress, china rock, and pebble beach golf course lodge

Location: Monterey

Day 8 - 30 Jul 2021

Schooners Monterey

Monterey, Schooners Monterey

Content: Nice dinner at the Monterey plaza hotel, overlooking the water!

Wave Street Inn

Monterey, Wave Street Inn

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Location: Big Sur

Day 9 - 31 Jul 2021

Andrew Molera State Park

Big Sur, Andrew Molera State Park
Big Sur, Andrew Molera State Park
Big Sur, Andrew Molera State Park
Big Sur, Andrew Molera State Park
Big Sur, Andrew Molera State Park
Big Sur, Andrew Molera State Park

Content: Creamery Meadow, Bluffs, Panorama and ridge trail loop. 8 mile loop hike that took about 4 hours. Make sure to go clockwise! Beautiful ocean views and redwoods. You will have to pay an entrance fee

Nepenthe

Big Sur, Nepenthe
Big Sur, Nepenthe
Big Sur, Nepenthe
Big Sur, Nepenthe

Content: Perfect place to get a beer after a long hike. Got lunch here too, had to wait about an hour but there is a gift shop and bar

Location: Monterey County

Day 9 - 31 Jul 2021

Pfeiffer Beach

Monterey County, Pfeiffer Beach
Monterey County, Pfeiffer Beach
Monterey County, Pfeiffer Beach
Monterey County, Pfeiffer Beach

Content: Have to pay an entrance fee. This is where you can see the purple sand (very slightly) and the keyhole arches also great place to watch the sunset.

Location: Monterey

Day 9 - 31 Jul 2021

Wave Street Inn

Monterey, Wave Street Inn

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Location: San Francisco

Day 10 - 1 Aug 2021

Alcatraz Island

San Francisco, Alcatraz Island
San Francisco, Alcatraz Island
San Francisco, Alcatraz Island

Content: The drive from Monterey to San Fran is about 2 hours. Alcatraz day tour with Alcatraz CityCruises. Started at 1130 and you can leave any time the ferry comes back, yay sally every 30 minutes but make sure to check the schedule!

Haight-Ashbury

San Francisco, Haight-Ashbury
San Francisco, Haight-Ashbury
San Francisco, Haight-Ashbury

Content: Ate at a ha cha cha and got sangria! Cute little town with a lot of vintage shops.

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

San Francisco, San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Content: Located right near union square which is a prime location with the best shopping in The city.

Location: San Francisco

Day 11 - 2 Aug 2021

Big Bus Tours San Francisco

San Francisco, Big Bus Tours San Francisco
San Francisco, Big Bus Tours San Francisco
San Francisco, Big Bus Tours San Francisco
San Francisco, Big Bus Tours San Francisco
San Francisco, Big Bus Tours San Francisco
San Francisco, Big Bus Tours San Francisco
San Francisco, Big Bus Tours San Francisco
San Francisco, Big Bus Tours San Francisco
San Francisco, Big Bus Tours San Francisco
San Francisco, Big Bus Tours San Francisco

Content: We did the hop on / hop off bus tour. Your ticket is good for 24 hours and includes many stops. We stopped at Alamo square to see the painted ladies and shop, haight ashbury, golden gate park, north vista point (viewpoint of the bridge), Lombard street, pier 35 (Alcatraz ferry’s), and pier 41 (fisherman’s wharf and end of Powell street where you can get on the cable car.

Location: Sausalito

Day 11 - 2 Aug 2021

Battery Spencer

Sausalito, Battery Spencer
Sausalito, Battery Spencer
Sausalito, Battery Spencer
Sausalito, Battery Spencer

Content: Great view point of the Golden Gate Bridge!

Location: San Francisco

Day 11 - 2 Aug 2021

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

San Francisco, San Francisco Marriott Marquis

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Location: Napa County

Day 12 - 3 Aug 2021

Napa Valley

Napa County, Napa Valley

Content: Napa valley is about 1 hour from San Fran and is the last stop of our road trip. All wineries required reservations. I recommend booking about a month in advance and leaving about 90 minutes to 2 hours in between reservations depending on how long the tasting is and how far each winery is from the next. We booked a private driver to take us to each winery as well. Great experience!

Location: Napa

Day 12 - 3 Aug 2021

Darioush

Napa, Darioush
Napa, Darioush
Napa, Darioush
Napa, Darioush

Content: The property and architecture here was stunning! Also had great wine. We did the signature mezze tasting and learned about the history of Darioush. Loved it here!

Location: Oakville

Day 12 - 3 Aug 2021

Opus One Winery

Oakville, Opus One Winery
Oakville, Opus One Winery
Oakville, Opus One Winery
Oakville, Opus One Winery

Content: Very expensive tasting (since it is expensive wine) but so classy and beautiful property! Doesn’t allow minors.

Location: St. Helena

Day 12 - 3 Aug 2021

Raymond Vineyards

St. Helena, Raymond Vineyards
St. Helena, Raymond Vineyards
St. Helena, Raymond Vineyards
St. Helena, Raymond Vineyards
St. Helena, Raymond Vineyards

Content: Cheaper tasting and cheaper wine. Great place to go if you’re bringing minors.

Location: Calistoga

Day 12 - 3 Aug 2021

Castello di Amorosa

Calistoga, Castello di Amorosa
Calistoga, Castello di Amorosa
Calistoga, Castello di Amorosa
Calistoga, Castello di Amorosa
Calistoga, Castello di Amorosa

Content: Another beautiful property, looks like it’s right out of a movie! Wine was also great. Allows minors but not on the tours.

Location: Yountville

Day 12 - 3 Aug 2021

RH Yountville Restaurant

Yountville, RH Yountville Restaurant
Yountville, RH Yountville Restaurant
Yountville, RH Yountville Restaurant
Yountville, RH Yountville Restaurant
Yountville, RH Yountville Restaurant

Content: Beautiful dining room and great food.

Location: Napa

Day 12 - 3 Aug 2021

River Terrace Inn

Napa, River Terrace Inn
Napa, River Terrace Inn

Content: Cute hotel right on the Napa river!

Location: San Francisco

Day 13 - 4 Aug 2021

San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport

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