Post # 1
Please help! Getting married June 30th 2013 in England and trying to plan the perfect honeymoon, my partner and I work like crazy so want and rarely get to have a holiday so want it to be amazing!
Thinking 10 days in california, but have no idea of what routes etc to take, so any advice would be amazing!!
Things we definitely want to do/include in it are:
San Francisco, Yosemite (hopefully in some log cabin or something), LA, Napa valley for some wine tasting maybe, Lake Tahoe, maybe san diego, santa barbara?? We love the outdoors, good food and wine, beaches, rollercoasters and adventure! Would be fine to drive around but just lost in how to do it! Please help!
We’re also thinking (if we can find a good deal) of going to my dream location of Bora Bora for maybe 5 days – thoughts?
Thanks you Bees!!
Post # 3
I think you’re planning for waaay too many cities within those 10 days, unless you’re literally only planning on spending just 1 day in each location.
Also, things are a bit more spread out in California than I imagine they are in England. I live in San Francisco and Yosemite is a 3-4 hour drive as is Tahoe. San Francisco to Los Angeles is a 6 -7 hour drive if you take the boring route, more like 10 hours if you take the scenic route down the coast.
Santa Barbara is 2 hours north of Los Angeles and San Diego is 2 hours south.
I think it’s SUPER doubtful that you would be able to do both Tahoe and Yosemite on one trip. You would want at least 2-3 days in both locations.
For Northern California you could do 2-3 days in San Francisco. Do a day trip to Napa for wine tastings and delicious food (Napa is 1 hour from San Francisco). Or stay there overnight. I don’t think you need anything more than 2 days in Napa unless you’re staying at one of the spa resorts in which case, I imagine you can stay there for a whole week of luxury.
Then you can head over to Lake Tahoe which is seriously one of the prettiest spots in all of California. Spend at least 2 days in Tahoe. Do all the water sports available. Eat at the delicious restaurants, go for hikes, maybe hit up the casinos.
That would leave you with 1 day to take the scenic route driving down to Los Angeles. You’ll pass by some gorgeous scenery. Maybe stop by Carmel on the way down and visit a few of the old beautiful missions. I would skip Santa Barbara this time. After you arrive in LA, you would have maybe 2 days to visit the landmarks, go to Disneyland or Six Flags Magic Mountain and ride rollar coasters. Eat some of the best Mexican and Korean food you’ll ever find within the United States.
Post # 4
Thanks so much for your advice is really helpful!! We’re now thinking of doing 12 days in california and a week in Hawaii instead, seems to make more sense and great to now re. places you’d rate going too that’s for sure.
What is carmel like?