California coast from above. Start planning your perfect Pacific Coast Road trip

Perfect Pacific Coast
Road Trip

Start your road trip In San Francisco or Monterey and spend three days on the famous Highway 1, one of the most scenic roads in the world. You’ll enjoy expansive ocean views and drive through a forest of redwood trees in Big Sur. Finish your road trip in Los Angeles, and enjoy some time to explore the city at your own pace.

Why you will love this road trip

Your itinerary

With years of experience organizing road trips in the United States, our team has put together a perfect itinerary to combine the freedom to explore with the security of a planned route guiding you to the main points of interest.

Your hotels

We take care of all the hotel bookings and make sure you have a great place to stay every night. Your boutique hotel in Monterey is a mix of historic charm and comfort, in a perfect location to visit and appreciate great California views.

Your impact

As part of our commitment to support the local communities, we donate 1% of the sales of our tours to a local non-profit, Heart of L.A., which provides underserved youth with free, exceptional after-school programs. 

Tour duration

4 days / 3 nights

Start/End

Monterey/Los Angeles

Accommodation

Double room (single, triple, or quad available)

Departure dates

Any selected day in 2022

woman admiring ocean views on the california coast during a perfect pacific coast road trip

Highlights

  • Drive on the famous Pacific Coast Highway and feel the fresh ocean air. Don't miss the redwood forests and the secluded beaches!

  • Start your trip from San Francisco and drive down to Monterey, Santa Maria and Los Angeles

  • Impact the communities you visit by travelling in the Winter when business is slower. This is also when you can score the best prices!

Itinerary of your Perfect Road Trip

Day 1, Monterey

Drive to Monterey, a small charming coastal town. Stop at Santa Cruz along the way and the charming small town of Carmel.

Teebsi tips:

  • On your way, you might drive through Gilroy, the Garlic Capital of the World, and Castroville, the Artichoke Capital of the World. Visit local stores to learn more and taste some delicious produce, on find a pick-your-own farm.

  • Pick up a Seafood Watch guide from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which is considered one of the world’s best sustainable seafood advisory lists. 

Accommodation: Casa Munras Garden Hotel and Spa

 

Day 2, Santa Maria

Today you are driving on the scenic Highway 1 along the Californian coast, one of the most beautiful roads in the United States.

Teebsi tips:

  • Visit Point Lobos State Natural Reserve for some very short yet incredibly rewarding hikes with dramatic views of the ocean 

  • For a meal with a view, stop at Nepenthe, a coffee and restaurant with a patio directly overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which is also committed to donating funds to local nonprofits working for the Big Sur community.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Santa Maria

 

Day 3, Los Angeles

Stop in Santa Barbara to visit the famous Mission before arriving in Los Angeles for your last full day of the trip. 

Teebsi tips:

  • Attend one (or more!) of 50 free concerts and festivals at the Levitt Pavilion in Macarthur Park during the summer weekends. 

  • A cool way to explore the area is to go fruit picking in the city! One of Endless Orchard’s projects is to map all the fruit trees that grow in or over public space.

Accommodation: Best Western Plus Dragon Gate

 

Day 4: Check out and last day of your National Parks and California road trip

 

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. The final hotel list will be sent to you 15 days before your departure.

perfect pacific coast road trip down the California coast

Kids travel free!

If you're travelling with a 12 year old or younger, simply indicate their name(s) and their date of birth in the ''notes'' section of the reservation.

Room packages available:

Single room:

1 adult

1 adult and 1 kid

1 adult and 2 kids

Triple room:

3 adults

3 adults and 1 kid

Double room:

2 adults

2 adults and 1 kid

2 adults and 2 kids

Quad room:

4 adults

Package information

What is included

  • 3 nights of accommodation based on double occupancy 

  • 24/7 hotline

Not included

  • Car rental, transfers, or transportation 

  • Air fare

  • Insurance

  • Luggage storage

  • Personal expenses

  • Beverages and meals

  • Any visits, excursions, or entrance fees

From $289 per person

Price per person in a double room

Can vary depending on your travel dates

Cancellation Policy

Full refund if cancellation is received eight days prior to travel date, minus the deposit ($200 per room). After that, no refund will be issued. To cancel your trip, contact us by email or via the ''Contact us'' section of the website.

Terms & Conditions:

Accommodation cannot be guaranteed at the suggested hotels. Similar properties can be chosen at our discretion.

Mandatory daily Resort Fees may apply in some of the chosen properties. These can only be paid by guests directly at check-in.

Please refer to the full terms & conditions

Who is Teebsi

Teebsi creates mindful US Tours and Vacation Packages for conscious travelers, that provide a unique travel experience and positively impact local communities.

Our tours focus on conscious travel, meaningful moments with the local communities, and travel experiences that you won't find anywhere else. As part of our commitment for the local communities we travel to, we donate 1% of our sales to local nonprofits who work for the well-being of their community.

Learn more about Teebsi