Hi knowledgeable people of the internet, I am planning my first road trip and was wondering if this was doable for the labor day weekend coming up.
Sorry that my itinerary looks like a mess up I was wondering if anyone could possibly offer any advice at all for my first road trip ever that I am planning on going on with my girlfriend.
Any ideas on what I can do or fit in or tweak or save money on would all be extremely appreciated!
I know its a horrible rough draft but I am a wreck when it comes to planning and kind of like to keep my days more spontaneous but as the lady would want it I should probably plan a bit more.
I think me and my girl are more outdoorsy ppl and really love the beach, hiking, sunsets, and nature and artsy stuff of the sorts. Also obviously the girl likes to shop but let's keep that to a minimum haha.
DAY 1 (SATURDAY)
4 am: wake the up!! ON TIME
Drive 4 hours to 750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452, 805 927 2020
9 or 910 am : go to hearst castle GRAND ROOM TOUR ($25)
45 min tour, then 40 min movie, then 40 min to walk around plus 15 min tram down
11:30 to find a place and eat lunch or make our own
12:30 Museum of Natural History ($3 for adults)
Morro Bay National Estuary: bird watching and kayaking
Morro Bay State Park (Black Hill Trail: 3 miles)
Morro Strand State Beach
AirBnb: Sleep at Santa Maria: Gingerbread House Charm (saturday night check in is after 5 pm)
349 El Cerrito
Santa Maria, CA 93455
+1 805 478 8459
Go to Solvang, and wine tastings and maybe some santa barbara activities
Santa Barbara Museum of Art(free on sundays)
Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, California
Parking on Stearns Wharf is free for the first 75 minutes. Walk around the pier, take a walk or ride your bike up the paved beach path that winds between Santa Barbara's famous palm trees
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden: 8 dollars with student ID
Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show:
We experienced the true culture of this beach town by strolling the free arts and crafts show held every Sunday. Hundreds of artists from the area had their goods on display (everything from paintings and jewelry to belts and toys). Several photos and paintings showing the Spanish heritage of the town caught my eye.
Drink Blenders: cool meal replacement
if there are:
elephant seals and cherry pickings are maybe around the area then we will try to fit these in,
then go to OJAI outdoor natural free hot springs
(dno what else to do in ojai)
camp at malibu canyon creek (bring tent) OR campground next to the beach
free for all malibu stuff to do or wherever else to go
check out castro motorway
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING! and of course thanks in advance for being so kind and of so much help!
is the weary planner hoping to become a seasoned traveler such as yourselves