Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Taking it to the West Coast!

I'm putting the finishing touches on the itinerary for the Coastal Romp, and I am sooooooo excited! This will be the first vacation (real vacation!) that I've taken with my Mom in a loooong time. It's been a minute since I've taken a trip that didn't involve work, and this will be a welcomed week of adventure!

We'll begin in San Francisco, cruise along with the drive down the Pacific Coastal Highway, dip down into Los Angeles, and make our way back up to San Fran. I'm an itinerary planning fool - but I'm always up for suggestions!!! If you've got any thoughts about must-dos, must-sees, or must-gos, please tell me!!

Here's a quick overview of the trip so far:

Saturday – San Francisco
· Land in SF and pick up the convertible (thanks Mom!)
· Golden Gate bridge and park /Sausalito / Muir Woods
· Sunset Cruise - $30 per person -
Sunday – San Francisco/Los Angeles
· Leave for Los Angeles (8:00 AM) -
Drive 1.5 hrs
· Arrive in Santa Cruz (9:30 – 10:30) – Breakfast and tour -
Drive 1.5 hrs
· Arrive in Big Sur (12:00 – 1:00) – Lunch and tour -
Drive 2.5 hrs
· Arrive in Pismo Beach (3:30 – 4:30) – tour -
Drive 3 hrs
· Arrive in Los Angeles (7:30)
Monday – Los Angeles
· Venice Beach / Malibu
· Santa Monica walking around
Tuesday – Los Angeles
· Beverly Hills ogling and driving around other parts of LA
Wednesday – Los Angeles/San Francisco
· Leave for San Francisco (10:00 AM) -
Drive 2 hrs
· Arrive in Santa Barbara (12:00 – 2:00) Lunch and Tour -
Drive 4 hrs
· Arrive in Monterey (6:00 – 7:00) Dinner and Tour -
Drive 2 hrs
· Arrive in San Francisco (9:00)
Thursday – San Francisco
· Allyson – important meeting at a California foundation...YAY!!!
· Museum of the African Diaspora - $10 per person – or maybe the Victorian Home Walk - $20 per person –
Friday – San Francisco
· Fisherman’s Wharf or Angel Island
· Yoshi’s Jazz Restaurant & Club to see Me'Shell Ndeg√©Ocello (the second concert I've been to! the first time I saw her live was in Boston in like 2004 - can't wait to see this show!

So that's the lineup for the trip. I know I'm missing lots of things, and your suggestions would be VERY valuable! Keep in mind this is a trip with my Mom, and so we need to do Mom-friendly things.....any ideas?
ciao y'all!

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