Your journey through Northern California provides you with opportunities to discover the densely-forested North Coast & Redwoods, the rugged stretch of Big Sur’s coastline and everything in between. Think of San Francisco, The City by the Bay, as the lively heart of the region that connects alluring destinations north and south through the iconic Coastal Highway 1.
For your San Francisco Bay Area tour, don’t forget to pack your walking shoes to see the city’s classic attractions, like Golden State Park and the charming Victorian house-lined streets. Just north of the city in Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley, sip renowned wines of many varietals from some of the world’s most respected vineyards. Perhaps most importantly, bring your appetite to sample the fusion-filled culinary scene of San Fran and the epicurean, farm-to-table dining of the Valleys.
Follow the coast north and let the gigantic redwoods, the tallest trees on Earth, enthrall you. The Redwoods is much more than just a forest – think Ranger-led back country hikes, miles of rivers perfectly suited for kayaking, coastal whale watching and more.
If you proceed south from San Francisco along coastal Highway 1, you’ll then arrive in Monterey and Carmel, where stunning scenery, great dining and a variety of exciting land and water-based activities await you in a laidback setting. Or drive down the most beloved section of Highway 1 across the historic Bixby Creek Bridge through the stunning region of Big Sur en route to Hearst Castle, Santa Barbara and other destinations further south.
With us as your private guide through this diverse region, your Northern California vacation will be anything but ordinary.