From San Francisco and the Napa Wine Valley all the way down to Hollywood full of movie stars and glamour to the world famous San Diego zoo, this tour is a full nine experience of everything California has to offer!
The Sierra Nevadas are a land of dramatic and wild beauty. Turquoise blue lakes, scenic ski trails, vast hiking trails, and lovely vistas are just a few things this area has to offer. Its magnificent skyline and spectacular landscapes make it one of the most beautiful physical features of the US.
Santa Barbara Mission
The Santa Barbara Mission was established on the Feast of Saint Barbara, December 4, 1786. More than 200 years later, the Mission continues to be home to a community of Franciscan friars. The ground include a beautiful church, a museum, gift shop, cemetery, mausoleum, and twelve acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.
Solvang, The Danish Capital of America
If you are looking for a unique getaway, the historic Danish village of Solvang is just the place. Indulge in authentic Danish pastries at the world-famous bakeries. Stroll through the village and admire the old-world European architecture, ride the trolley, and find the perfect souvenir at a variety of charming shops.
Monterey is a city on California’s rugged central coast. Its Cannery Row, one-time center of the sardine-packing industry, was immortalized by novelist John Steinbeck. Today, it's a popular strip of gift shops, seafood restaurants and bars in converted factories. Also famous is Monterey Bay Aquarium, with thousands of marine animals and plants on display in underwater and interactive exhibits.
Fisherman’s Wharf, on the northern waterfront in San Francisco, is one of the city's busiest tourist areas. Souvenir shops and stalls selling crab and clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls appear at every turn, as do postcard views of the bay, Golden Gate and Alcatraz. There’s also a colony of sea lions to see and historic ships to tour.
Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge connects San Francisco to California's northern counties. With its tremendous 746-foot tall towers, sweeping main cables, signature International Orange color, and Art Deco styling, it is a sensory experience featuring color, light, and sound. Learn all about the history of the bridge at the welcome center, featuring an all new Bridge Plaza at the south end.
Sausalito is just a ferry ride, or drive over the bridge across the San Francisco Bay and offers unique tours, attractions such as “Bay Model” and “Bay Area Discovery Museum,” enchanting boutique shops, art studios and galleries and a wide selection of restaurants, outdoor cafes and bistros, many with stunning views back across the bay to the city.
Situated on one of the most beautiful stretches of Highway 1, San Simeon is a secluded retreat filled with natural splendor, endless outdoor adventure, scenic wonders, and treasured historic landmarks. Watch the elephant seals at the Piedras Blancas rookery. Tour the world-famous Hearst Castle. Walk along the white sand beaches. Hike the Pacific coastline that has been naturally carved by the sea. Whatever your choosing, San Simeon is a rare, secluded California gem.
A comprehensive tour around the city not only introduces people to the vibrant Hollywood scene, but offers insight into the arts and history that shaped this sunny destination. And sunny it is. Tour Hollywood Studios, ride a double decker bus, see the homes of famous movie stars, and even watch for whales! With average temperatures in the 70s, Los Angeles proves a wonderful stop in any season.
Visit famous movie sets, see celebrities’ hidden hideaways, go inside places normally closed to the public, and walk in the footsteps of the Movie Stars. For the movie buff, over 10,000 items are on display at the Hollywood Museum. Memorabilia from Hollywood’s top cinematic features are all on display.
San Juan Capistrano
Mission San Juan Capistrano, historic landmark and museum, is the Birthplace of Orange County. It was founded more than two hundred years ago as the 7th of 21 statewide missions. Today, it is a monument to California’s multi-cultural history, embracing its Native American, Spanish, Mexican and European heritage.
San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo is home to more than 3,700 rare and endangered animals and has a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 plants. Winding walking pathways lead guests into aviaries, bioclimatic zones and along enclosures that house giant pandas, cuddly looking koalas, reptiles of various shapes and sizes and many more interesting species. They also offer Guided Bus Tours that give an overview of the Zoo, and an Express Bus that stops at several locations.
Highlights shown above are just a few of this area's top attractions.
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