Private Monterey And Carmel Day Trip From San Francisco
Cruise down the iconic California coastline on a private day trip from
San Francisco to Monterey and Carmel. Trace the craggy cliffs that
line the spectacular Pacific Ocean along Highway 1 to the Monterey
Peninsula. Stop at Cannery Row, made famous by Steinbeck’s novel.
Explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium, one of the best aquariums in the world, to observe a variety of
sea life. Stroll through the magical
jellyfish exhibit, get up close with sharks and sea otters and see
30,000 other strange and beautiful sea creatures. You’ll have four hours
in Monterey and then a stop to enjoy the natural beauty of Carmel-by-the-Sea before returning to San Francisco through Silicon Valley.
No trip to San Francisco is complete without an outing to the Monterey Peninsula and the quaint coastal village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. After being picked up from your San Francisco hotel, begin your day trip with a scenic drive down California’s most beautiful road, Highway 1. Gaze out at the waves of the Pacific crashing against the verdant coastal cliffs, and be sure to get your camera ready for photo stops along the way.
Bring your walking shoes, as there’s a lot to explore, even in a small area. Stroll Monterey’s historic waterfront district, Cannery Row, which John Steinbeck wrote about. Lines of factories used to can sardines from the nearby waters. Prepare to enter the underwater world when your guide leads you into the Monterey Bay Aquarium, home to a vast diversity of sea life. You’ll enjoy a VIP lunch in the aquarium.
From there you'll continue south along the scenic coast to Carmel-by-the-Sea, home to lots artists, writers and celebrities. Keep an eye out for onetime mayor Clint Eastwood at his former restaurant, the Hog’s Breath Inn. You’ll have time to stroll the boutique shops in the storybook houses that line the downtown streets. Don’t miss the stunning and historic Carmel Mission, founded in 1770.
Relax and reflect on the highlights of the day as your driver brings you back to your San Francisco hotel.