On the Road: California’s Pacific Coast Highway and Majestic Yosemite
From Los Angeles to San Francisco, discover rugged coastlines, Yosemite National Park, historic missions and unique art collections as you journey the legendary Pacific Coast Highway.
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Program No. 20120RJ
12 days
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At a Glance

Discover the dramatic beauty of the legendary Pacific Coast Highway as it winds along the California coast. Begin in the diverse cultural region of L.A. and explore ancient antiquities at the Getty Villa before traveling north to Santa Barbara, known as the “American Riviera.” Head to Yosemite to learn about its remarkable granite formations, and finish with a stop in San Francisco for a local’s look at the city.
Activity Level
Walking and some hiking on uneven surfaces. Participants must be able to get on/off motorcoach and transport their own bags.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Behold Big Sur’s rugged coastline and encounter the wonders of the ocean at Monterey Bay Aquarium.
  • Reflect at Santa Barbara’s Mission, savor Santa Ynez wines and marvel at the palatial Hearst Castle.
  • With expert naturalists, experience waterfalls and rock formations like Half Dome and El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, and dine at the historic Big Trees Lodge.
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John Daugherty
John Daugherty has keen insight into Los Angeles’ architectural, historic, educational and residential treasures. Born and raised in L.A., John has earned great popularity for his “Spectacular Downtown L.A.” walking explorations. He has been involved in a large number of volunteer activities in his many years with the L.A. Conservancy. John enjoys bike riding, meeting people, traveling, and speaking French — which he does fluently.
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Bob Dickey
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