(Closed) California anniversary trip!

posted 5 years ago in Santa Barbara/Ventura, California
Post # 3
Member
2515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

definitely drive up highway 1 from santa barbara! it’s beautiful. carmel is a cool place to stay as it’s quaint and romantic but there’s not much to do there other than eat and shop. monterey has an awesome aquarium if you’re into that kind of thing (i love it but i know not everyone does). i think there are wineries near san luis obispo if you like wine tasting. really the best part is the scenery on the drive. there are lots of places to pull over on highway 1 so you can take pictures. 

i live in the bay area so if you need any info on places to stay or stuff to do up here, let me know. you said you guys have family/friends here so i figured you already had that stuff taken care of so i didn’t list anything for this area.

Post # 4
Member
3092 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yep I’m from San Luis Obispo/Paso Robles!  It’s wine country!  Definitely worth a stop…esp if you’ve seen the movie Sideways 🙂

 

I don’t know of the best places to stop…I lived in CA most of my life.  But I don’t think I really did any amazing trips.  I personally love a drive out to Santa Cruz…and going to the boardwalk.  It’s really one of my favorite places (maybe a little childish).  And Berkely is a fun stop.

In San Francisco you’ll want to do the piers, Ghiradelli Square, maybe a trip out to Alcatraz Island, and my personal fav is China Town. 

Post # 5
Member
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hi! How exciting. I live in San Diego and travelled north to Paso Robles quitr a bit. Mostly to see friends that live there but also for some fun wine tasting! travelling on 101 N. (Out of Santa Barbara, another favorite place of mine) there is a small town called Solvang. It is a danish community. Its kind of neat to walk through. Keep travelling N on 101 you can stop in Paso Robles. Alot of wineries to choose from. I would stay a night or two. You can look up winery tours (hire a company to take you to all the wineries so you can relax and have fun with your man. A few: hoponthewineline.com, the winewrangler.com, uncorkedwinetours.net) also look into hearst castle (about an hour west of Paso Robles) north of Paso, you have santa cruz, montery, morro bay (is supposed to be real nice and is within that area). 

whatever you plan, i’m sure you will have a blast! Wishing you a fun sunny Californian adventure! 

Post # 6
Member
3092 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Carrie2979:  OH yeah!  Hearst Castle is super fun, Solvang is fun, and Morro Bay is lovely 🙂

 

I love hearing people talk about Paso Robles…I grew up there <3

The topic ‘California anniversary trip!’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors