As an in-house writer for Off the Beaten Path, a good chunk of my day is spent researching travel destinations – reading magazine articles, perusing traveler reviews, gaining insight from travelers’ blogs, and speaking with locals. And whether I’m writing about Sedona, Steamboat, San Francisco, or Silver City (New Mexico, in case you didn’t know), […]
California beckons like no other state, and you can have it all on this classic California journey. Ramble from Los Angeles up the coast to Monterey Bay, inland to the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Yosemite National Park, back to the Pacific to San Francisco, then a hop, skip, and jump north to the Sonoma Wine Region.
You’ll be amazed at the beauty, fun, and opportunities that await! In Los Angeles, tour Warner Brothers Studios and take a surfing lesson in Santa Monica. Get to know the marine life in Monterey Bay and paddle a kayak through a kelp forest. Spend time on the trails in Yosemite, gawking at tall trees, waterfalls, and iconic features. Enjoy time on your own in San Francisco, with our recommendations for innumerable things to do. End in Sonoma County, sipping reds and whites at wineries, sampling fresh fare at local restaurants – and toasting to a memorable journey through California!
We’ll make sure that you’re accommodated in well-located, well-appointed accommodations along the way – on the beach in Santa Monica, in the heart of charming Carmel, centrally located and pretty Pacific Heights in San Francisco, and in fabulous, small-town Healdsburg in the center of Sonoma Valley.