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Title: Self Drive – Beautiful California with SOTC Holidays

Self Drive Beautiful CaliforniaStarting _at_ INR
Los Angeles (2N)?Santa Barbara (1N)?Pismo
Beach (1N)?San Luis Obispo (1N)?Santa
Cruz (1N)?Monterey Bay (1N)?San Francisco (2N)
Highlights of the Package
  • 2 nights accommodation in Los Angeles.
  • 1 night accommodation in Santa Barbara.
  • 1 night accommodation in Pismo Beach.
  • 1 night accommodation in San Luis Obispo.
  • 1 night accommodation in Santa Cruz.
  • 1 night accommodation in Monterey Bay.
  • 2 nights accommodation in San Francisco.
  • Universal Studios tickets.
  • Hearst castle Evening Tour ticket.
  • Monterey Bay aquarium ticket.
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park -
  • Ferry to Alcatraz Island( Has to be booked quite
    in advance as availability is limited)

Day Wise Itinerary for Self Drive Beautiful
Day 1
  • Arrive Los AngelesUpon arrival in Los Angeles,
    pick up your car and proceed to the hotel. If
    cultural pursuits is more your style, visit Getty
    Villa, the original Getty Museum featuring Greek
    and Roman antiquities and a gourmet café thats
    perfect for lunch. Visiting Beverly Hills is a
    must if youd like to tour celebrity homes or
    shop like a star on Rodeo Drive in the afternoon.
    If you prefer more low-key shopping, explore
    Venice Beach and the variety of unique boutiques
    selling jewelry, clothing, furniture and art
    created by local designers. Visitors hoping to be
    dazzled by real stars can visit Griffith
    Observatory, or drive over to Long Beach
    and visit the Queen Mary, a star in her own
    right. Finish the evening in Hollywood or West
    Hollywood, areas bursting with new restaurants,
    cool clubs and bars. Overnight to Los Angeles.

Day 2
  • Los AngelesToday, become a part of Hollywood
    magic as you visit Universal Studios, the work
    place of Hollywoods biggest and most glamorous
    stars. This is where the greatest moments from
    movies and television come to life, like the
    reality shattering all-new Terminator 2 3D show,
    starring the cast of Terminator 2. Plus, have
    your worst nightmare come true when a man-eating
    T-Rex attacks you on Jurassic Park The
    Ride. You will speed through time on Back to the
    Future, The Ride and go totally Nickelodeon in
    the place where kids rule. Its all waiting for
    you at Universal Studios, Hollywood. Overnight in
    Los Angeles.

Day 3
  • Los Angeles (1.5hrs) Oxnard (25mins)
    Ventura (1hr) Santa Barbara (30mins)
     Santa Ynex Valley Wine Region Once leaving
    L.A.s orbit, travelers heading north into
    Ventura County can wander into Point Mugu
    State Park, located in the Santa Monica
    Mountains. Stop at one of the many charming
    produce stands in Oxnard, the Strawberry
    Capital of California, followed by lunch in
    Ventura, home of the Channel Islands National
    Park Visitors Center. Santa Barbara, the American
    Riviera, beckons with its charming Old
    World Mediterranean architecture, cloistered
    mission, airy art museum and posh shops. Or
    pursue your favorite wines in the Santa Ynez
    Valley, a leading wine region in the state. Drive
    over to Beullton for dinner at the Hitching Post,
    made famous in the film Sideways. Overnight in
    Santa Barbara.

Day 4
  • Santa Barbara (1hr) Solvang (1hr) Pismo
    BeachIf you can keep your hunger at bay, drive
    inland to the Danish-inspired city of Solvang for
    breakfast. Arrive on an empty stomach so that you
    can take advantage of the mouthwatering
    traditional bakeries featuring Danish pastries,
    breads and foods. Walk off the calories by
    visiting some of the more than 200 European style
    shops, antique stores, and museums. Drive about
    an hour northwest to Pismo Beach, where you can
    stretch your legs and enjoy amazing coastal views
    at the oceanfront pier and the wide, sandy beach.
    Enjoy lunch in this classic beach town, and
    peruse the quaint shops downtown. If
    youre feeling adventurous, rent an ATV and race
    across the sand the only place in the state
    where you can drive on the beach. Or let someone
    else do the driving and get on a Humvee
    tour. Overnight in Pismo Beach.

Day 5
  • Pismo Beach (30mins) San Luis ObispoDepart
    for San Luis Obispo, a vibrant college town where
    you can visit the historic mission and
    browse through one-of-a-kind shops and public art
    along the meandering river. Then get ready to see
    one of the most amazing sights in California -
    the world-famous Hearst Castle. Just a few
    kilometers north in beautiful San Simeon, the
    castle was once the palatial estate of newspaper
    magnate William Randolph Hearst and is now a
    state historical monument offering stunning art
    collections, lush gardens, magnificent pools and
    sweeping ocean vistas. Overnight in San Luis

Day 6
  • San Luis Obispo (2.5hrs) Carmel By the Sea /
    Monterey BayOn the way to Monterey Bay, many
    wonders await. Take some time to explore the Paso
    Robles wine region, then head north and navigate
    the thrilling hairpin turns of the Pacific Coast
    Highway in Big Sur, passing cliff side
    waterfalls. Look out for peaks and hidden hot
    springs. Take time to cruise and take pictures of
    the 17-Mile Drive from Pacific Grove through
    Pebble Beach, then tour Mission Carmel at
    the mouth of the Carmel Valley or linger inside
    art galleries and boutiques downtown. Later,
    visit the marvels of the ocean planet come to
    life at the world acclaimed Monterey Bay
    Aquarium. Watch seals try to steal a meal at
    Fishermans Wharf while you sip local wines and
    savor fresh seafood for dinner. Overnight in
    Monterey Bay.

Day 7
  • Monterey Bay (1hr) Santa CruzDrive about an
    hour north to Santa Cruz, a funky surf town where
    you can watch surfers ride the waves from the
    bluffs of Steamer Lane. Visit Santa Cruz Beach
    Boardwalk, an oceanfront amusement park where you
    can ride the Giant Dipper, a 1920s wooden
    rollercoaster. After lunch at the park, visit
    some wineries in the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains,
    followed by shopping and dinner in the charming
    town of Los Gatos. If you are looking for a
    change of pace, drive to San Jose to visit the
    Tech Museum of Innovation or the Winchester
    Mystery House, the spooky mansion of the late
    heiress Sarah Winchester, followed by shopping
    and dinner. Overnight in Santa Cruz.

Day 8
  • Santa Cruz (1.5hrs) Half Moon Bay / San
    FranciscoIn the morning, drive about an hour and
    a half north to Half Moon Bay, featuring great
    seaside restaurants, where you can enjoy an early
    lunch while you watch surfers riding the waves.
    Several miles north of Half Moon Bay is the
    famous surf area, Mavericks, where pro surfers
    challenge waves over 50 feet. In the early
    afternoon, drive to Fishermans Wharf in San
    Francisco. Stroll the many shops, galleries and
    museums along the wharf or nearby Ghirardelli
    Square. Enjoy a ferry ride to the infamous
    Alcatraz Island, the former penitentiary to some
    of the most notorious federal criminals of the
    20th century. Later, if you prefer a different
    kind of thrill, drive 45 minutes east to Vallejo,
    home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom theme
    park. Overnight in San Francisco.

Day 9
  • San Francisco (1hr) Napa ValleyEnjoy a drive
    to Napa Valley today. It is one of the premier
    travel destinations in the world.
    Breathtaking views abound at every turn,
    picturesque rolling hills planted with vineyards
    year round and wineries of every stature dot the
    landscape. Whether you are wine tasting, dining
    at renowned restaurants like the French Laundry,
    pampering yourself with a mud bath in Calistoga,
    or just enjoying a drive, Napa Valley is your
    spot of heaven on earth. Overnight in San

Day 10
  • Depart San FranciscoToday drop off your car at
    the airport for flight back home.
  • Plan your America Tour to enjoy the best of the
    places in America. Browse through SOTCs America
    Tour Packages for amazing offers!
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