California Wine, Waves & Whales
Discover some of the very best that California has to offer by combining these three amazing destinations. From the fantastic food & wine in Sonoma County, to the crashing waves and retro cool beach boardwalk in Santa Cruz to the palm tree fringed sandy beaches of Santa Barbara, these destinations are the epitome of California lifestyle. Kick back, relax and enjoy the wine, waves & whales of Sonoma. Santa Cruz & Santa Barbara by planning a few nights in each destination.
Located just 45 minutes north of San Francisco, provides a genuine, independent and adventurous wine country experience. Named ‘the Number 1 wine destination in the US’ by Tripadvisor, with over 400 wineries it’s a veritable wine paradise. However Sonoma County offers more than world-class wines, explore the picturesque landscape and laid back California lifestyle amongst its valleys & vineyards, rivers & redwoods and coast and sea villages. With over 50 miles of stunning Pacific coastline accessed by famous Highway 1, the coast is rugged, dramatic and scenic, perfect for relaxing on the beach, taking a hike, or spotting sea life including the more than 20,000 migrating gray whales.
Inn at the Tides
Just 75 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Cruz County offers the antidote to the city breaks. Blending beaches, redwoods, vineyards and farmland, in one impressively compact destination, Santa Cruz exudes vibrant local culture. From the active surf communities along 29 miles of south facing coastline, to quaint villages in the redwoods covered mountains, Santa Cruz offers a multitude of experiences. Enjoy wildlife viewing from the century-old Santa Cruz Wharf. Sip and swirl organic wines in intimate tasting rooms of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Take your pick of eclectics eateries, for a farm fresh feast to the best local flavours.