- Travel the legendary Pacific Coast Highway
- Visit the world-famous Monterey Aquarium
- Get a photo of the iconic Lone Cypress Tree
This fantastic full-day San Francisco sightseeing tour takes you through some of the finest natural scenery on the West Coast, and to several unmissable locations. Beginning with convenient pick-up from your downtown or Fisherman’s Wharf hotel in the City by the Bay, it’s out to Monterey first of all. The writer John Steinbeck grew up around here, and much of his work, such as the novel Cannery Row, was inspired by it. Accompanied by a local guide, you’ll learn about the geological and biological significance of Monterey Bay and its sealife, with the option to spend a few hours exploring the famed Monterey Bay Aquarium, or stroll along historic Cannery Row itself to grab a tasty seafood lunch.
Next, you’ll head out towards the picturesque town of Pacific Grove, hugging the coastline towards 17-Mile Drive. Many of California’s most magnificent homes are found here, as well as many natural attractions including the rare Monterey Cypress, which are shaped by the sea breeze into fascinating shapes. The Lone Cypress, perched atop a rocky hillside in Pebble Beach, is a must for photographers. Your San Francisco gift experience winds up in gorgeous Carmel-by-the-Sea, with its gorgeous white sand beach, trendy boutiques along Ocean Avenue, and historic Carmel Mission, a beautiful 18th century Franciscan basilica. This tour is a long day, but packed with adventure and sights you won’t want to miss. Make sure it’s on your San Fran itinerary.