Get away from the gray skies of the valley and head to the beautiful American Riviera! This trip features all the best the Central Coast has to offer!

  • Enjoy a comfortable ride to the Central Coast with a short flight home
  • Tour the Santa Barbara Mission, County Courthouse and The Reagan Ranch Center
  • Catamaran Cocktail Cruise in the Santa Barbara Harbor
  • Visit the new National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
  • One way airfare from Southern California
  • Day 1

    This morning you are bound for Solvang! Pause in Salinas for lunch at the birthplace and boyhood home of renowned author, John Steinbeck. Discover the home with a very special guest, Mr. Steinbeck himself! At the national center that bears his name, various exhibits are dedicated to his immense body of work, philosophy, and the experiences of agricultural workers, a subject close to his heart. California’s own “Little Denmark” is your next stop. Your arrival in Solvang allows you to settle into your well-appointed and comfortable hotel. Dinner is on your own at the hotel, in town, or catch the complimentary shuttle to the Chumash Casino Resort. Hotel Corque – 2 nights (L)

  • Day 2

    In the neighboring town of Los Olivos learn about the production of handcrafted artisan olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Of course, there are samples too! After time to explore the quaint town, visit the Quicksilver Miniature Horse Ranch to hear about the origin and care of these adorable little guys. Back in Solvang, an afternoon shopping spree awaits you! We will provide a gift card for a few of the fun, quirky shops. After lunch at your leisure, join an optional tour of Mission Santa Inés. Dinner is a casual Danish smorgasbord. (FB,D)

  • Day 3

    Up and over the hill we go to beautiful Santa Barbara! Tour the city with a local guide before lunch at Chuck’s Waterfront Grill, situated along the harbor. At Old Mission Santa Barbara, your docent will focus on the gardens, featuring plants that are representative of California’s Mission Era. Tour the chapel and the extensive museum as well. After arriving at your hotel, transportation is provided to enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many eateries on Stearns Wharf. The Fess Parker Doubletree by Hilton Resort – 2 nights (FB,L)

  • Day 4

    The iconic Santa Barbara County Courthouse, “the grandest Spanish Colonial Revival structure ever built” is up first this morning. Stroll the halls and discover the grand architectural features; see the mural room and take the elevator to the top of the observation tower for sweeping views of the city. At The Reagan Ranch Center, a museum collection gives a glimpse into the private lives of Ronald and Nancy. It was at his ranch he entertained key international guests such as Mikhail Gorbachev. The shops and restaurants of historic State Street are yours to explore this afternoon. After some down time at your hotel, board a catamaran for a scenic cocktail cruise around the harbor before dinner. (D)

  • Day 5

    Travel to Ojai for a plated champagne brunch at the Ojai Emporium & Bakery before touring the brand new National Disaster Search Dog Foundation’s training center. Meet some of the cuddly “trainees.” Don’t let those wagging tails fool you! These working dogs are rigorously trained to provide support during rescue operations. A quick, one-way flight from Burbank returns you home in the early evening. (BR)

5 Days · 7 Meals

Your trip includes all accommodations, airfare from Sacramento*, all listed activities and the services of a Sports Leisure Tour Director

*If applicable. Not traveling from Sacramento? Not a problem, just give us a call.

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