We’ve Found the Ultimate Coastal California Road Trip (And it Comes With a Tesla)
This stylish package takes care of all the planning for you.
If there’s one road trip every beach lover should have on their bucket lists, it’s a cruise down California’s picturesque Highway 1. The 655-mile stretch, which hugs the coastline from Dana Point to Mendocino County, is rife with scenery so postcard-perfect it almost doesn’t feel real.
And while we’d advocate tackling the entire journey—and on up to Seattle—at some point, those crunched for time should look no further than this pre-planned getaway from Woodside Hotel Group. Featuring a breathtaking slice of Highway 1 from Monterey to Bodega Bay, the Ultimate Northern California Experience package is a road trip fully coordinated for you—right down to the stylish, electric-powered wheels you’ll be cruising around in. (Car buffs, this vacation is for you.)
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As part of the deal, travelers get to drive around for a week (or longer) in a Tesla Model S or Model X, hopping from point to point along this scenic stretch of coastline. The fully customizable road trip package lets guests choose their own path from a selection of boutique hotels and resorts from Carmel Valley to Calistoga, with rates starting from $389 per night and including a unique VIP welcome amenity with each stay.
If you opt for the fully coastal route, your journey will begin at either the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa or the Bodega Bay Lodge, with stops at the Dream Inn in Santa Cruz and the Hotel Drisco in San Francisco along the way. Spanning roughly 200 miles total, the itinerary offers an ideal mix of serenity and excitement, with time to pit stop in between destinations and savor the scenery in charming Half Moon Bay or stunning Point Reyes National Seashore.
And for the wine-lovers, of course, Northern California offers an unparalleled tasting experience. While Santa Cruz and Bodega Bay are both respectable wine hubs of their own, should you want to venture into Northern California’s wine capital, you can add a fifth stop to the itinerary in Napa Valley. Sounds like a dream trip to us!