- Explore the hilly streets of San Francisco and the infamous Alcatraz
- Discover the spectacular beauty and wines of Napa Valley
- Go on a hiking trails in Yosemite National Park
- Drive from Big Sur to Santa Barbara - one of the most scenic stretches of Highway 1
- Soak up the LA lifestyle on the beach at Santa Monica
Curated by Chris
Day 2 Alcatraz
Start your day ‘biking the bridge’, indulging in the city’s delectable foodie treats, wandering through world-class galleries and museums, and zigzagging down San Francisco’s steep streets.
In the afternoon, drive to infamous Alcatraz for a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast. Rich in history, there’s also a natural side to the Rock - gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and amazing views.
Day 3 San Francisco - Napa Valley
After a 90-minute transfer by private car you’ll arrive at Calistoga Ranch which is built on 157 acres spotted with ancient oaks, majestic hills, rock-hewn streams, and a private lake.
The rest of the day will be spent at leisure to enjoy hiking trails, hot air balloon rides, fabulous dining, or just pure relaxation. Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can advise on activities prior to departure.
Day 5 Napa Valley - Yosemite National Park
This morning you’ll drive to Yosemite National Park.
The rest of your day will be spent at leisure. Head straight into the fresh air to explore Yosemite, or hang back and book a treatment at the spa.
Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can advise on activities prior to departure.
Day 7 Yosemite – Post Ranch Inn
Today you’ll drive back to the coast.
After checking into your accommodation, the rest of the day will be spent at your leisure. Relax by the pools, rejuvenate with a yoga class, take in endless ocean views, or head to picturesque Monterey or Carmel, beautiful coastal towns a short ride away.
Day 8 Big Sur
Today you’ll explore the dramatic coast.
Stand atop a volcanic rock at Point Sur Lighthouse. Get a day pass to Esalen and further your journey to enlightenment. Snap photos of Bixby Bridge, the world’s highest single span concrete arch. Take the scenic drive to Pebble Beach.
Your Lightfoot Travel designer can suggest activities prior to departure.
Day 10 Santa Barbara
After breakfast you’ll enjoy a tour through downtown Santa Barbara on an electric bike.
The afternoon will be free for you to spend exploring in your own time. Visit the Farmer’s Market on State Street, head to a restaurant in Montecito, or stroll around Santa Barbara’s waterfront.
Day 12 Santa Monica
Spend today at leisure soaking up the LA lifestyle.
Bike from Malibu to Manhattan Beach, try volleyball, pack a picnic for alfresco dining, or shop the Third Street Promenade.
Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can suggest activities prior to departure.
Day 13 Departure
Spend your morning at leisure before driving to the airport where you'll drop off your hire vehicle and board your onward flight home.