A wedding in the San Francisco area has us here at WIJW along with our very own Scott McBee heading West shortly.
It has been some time since we’ve been in Los Angeles as well, and so we thought why not do a classic California road trip – San Francisco to Los Angeles, with some well considered stops along the way.
We arrive in San Francisco August 9th and we’ll be connecting with new and old friends alike. We’ll be exploring SF’s cuisine and sites… and we’re quite excited to see the Filoli Estate just outside of the city.
Then we’re off to Carmel where we’ll be staying at The Cypress Inn and exploring the chic little town.
We’re planning to be in Big Sur on the 14th, with a luncheon at the Post Ranch Inn, and then an adventure to the Hacienda, a hunting lodge designed by architect Julia Morgan for William Randolph Hearst.
The 15th will find us spending the day exploring Hearst Castle San Simeon, then making our way to the Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara which will be base from which to explore Montecito and Santa Barbara. Lotusland and Casa del Herrero are at the top of our list of sites to see.
On the 18th we will make our way to the City of Angels, stopping to explore The Getty Villa on the way. The Thompson Hotel will be our home base in Los Angeles. We can’t wait to see all of our West Coast friends!
We’re still putting the finishing touches on our itinerary, perhaps some of our readers have few suggestions for us as well?
Needless to say, the rolling rack is out and I’m planning some extremely colorful ensembles!