Pacific Coast Highway

Duration:

5 days / 4 nights

Early Signup: $1,295

Regular: $1,495

OR Just $195 Down!

THE EXPERIENCE

This iconic roadway lining the Californian coast is sight to behold and is a crowd favorite amongst visitors and locals, alike. Begin in San Francisco, California and spend five days journeying south until you arrive in Los Angeles. Along the way, make stops in San Luis Obispo, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, and Santa Monica. If making this famous drive has been on your bucket list, now’s the time to check it off!

Start

Designated starting point in San Francisco, California at 8:00 am.

Flying? Plan to arrive at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) -- San Francisco, California by 6:00 am to meet the group at the designated starting point.

Finish

Designated ending point in Los Angeles, California at 5:00 pm.

Flying? Plan to depart after 8:00 pm from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) -- Los Angeles, California.

Physical Activity:

Light

This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities.  Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.

Physical Activity:

Moderate

This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities.  Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.

Physical Activity:

High

This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.

Cancellation Policy:

Very Flexible

This trip has a 30-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 30 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.

Cancellation Policy:

Flexible

Because this trip has non-refundable tickets we have a 60-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 60 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.

Trip Overview

Day 1

Welcome to California

Good morning! Meet your Trip Leader at 8:00 am at the designated meeting spot in San Francisco, California and begin your journey south down the Pacific Coast Highway!

Your first stop will be in Monterey to spot some sea otters in the surf followed by optional whale watching, visiting an aquarium, or hiking a coastal trail. 

Continue your drive south and arrive in the Big Sur area, stopping at the famous Bixby Creek Bridge. Settle into your coastal campsite and sleep surrounded by Redwood trees.

Day 2

Big Sur

Spend your entire day in the Big Sur area as we take in our beautiful surroundings.  

Enjoy a walk in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park to see McWay Falls, a picturesque waterfall that descends onto a remote beach. Continue exploring this iconic area with a hike amongst redwoods in Pfeifer Big Sur State Park.

End your day by spending the afternoon and evening on a secluded beach along the coastline...relaxation at its finest! Return to camp and enjoy a home cooked dinner with your new friends.

Day 3

San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara

Say goodbye to Big Sur as you continue your Pacific Coast Highway journey to San Luis Obispo.

Along the way, make a pit stop at an Elephant Seal Rookery and marvel at the giant seals lounging on the beach. 

Arrive in San Luis Obispo in time for lunch, and don’t miss out on an iconic picture in Bubblegum Alley before hitting the road down to Santa Barbara.

Round out your day with an optional wine tasting at a local vineyard, relax on the beach, or explore downtown Santa Barbara before settling into your campsite for the evening.

Day 4

Santa Cruz Island

Wake up to the sounds of the ocean then head towards Ventura to catch a ferry ride out to Santa Cruz Island, part of Channel Islands National Park, keeping an eye out for dolphins along the way! 

Explore this uncrowded island by following one of the numerous hiking trails or catching some rays on the gorgeous beach. 

Return to Ventura and back to your coastal campsite to enjoy the last dinner of your Pacific Coast Highway adventure with our group of friends.

Day 5

Santa Monica, Venice Beach, & Departure

Pack up your campsite and begin your journey to your final destination: Los Angeles!

Arrive in Santa Monica, California in time for lunch then head towards Venice Beach to see the culture on the boardwalk.

Bid your new group of friends farewell and either extend your stay on Los Angeles and explore more on your own or catch a flight out of LAX departing after 8:00 pm.

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Pacific Coast Highway

What's Included:

  • 5 days/4 nights at camping sites
  • 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Julia Pfeifer Burns State Park
  • Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
  • Channel Islands National Park
  • Ferry to Santa Cruz Island
  • Guided Hikes
  • Camping Equipment (tents, sleeping pad, cooking supplies)
  • Ground Transportation (private vehicle)
  • Under30Experiences Trip Leader
  • Personal recommendations for optional activities
  • The chance to meet kick-ass people
  • Access to the Under30Experiences community  

Book with confidence. It's free to switch your trip more than 30 days out.

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All Under30Experiences trip prices are in USD.

Duration:

5 days / 4 nights

Early Signup: $1,295

Regular: $1,495

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