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Old Jan 9, 19, 8:46 pm
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What do you think about my route ?

1 Arrive at San Francisco International Airport. Secure rental hire (arranged independently) and drive to hotel. Overnight at Four Seasons San Francisco.
2 Morning at leisure. Afternoon Alcatraz Island Tour. Overnight at Four Seasons San Francisco.
3 Full Day Tour of San Francisco to include Golden Gate Bridge, Disney Museum, Legion of Honor, de Young Museum, and Golden Gate Park. Overnight at Four Seasons San Francisco.
4 Full Day Tour of San Francisco to include MOMA, Exploratorium, Fisherman’s Wharf and Sea Lions, Chinatown, and additional sightseeing stops as requested. Overnight at Four Seasons San Francisco.
5 Morning at leisure. Drive 3 hours to Pebble Beach via Highway One.Stop in Half Moon Bay for lunch. Continue to Pebble Beach. Overnight at Casa Palmero.
6 Morning tour of Point Lobos State Park (flat short walk that can be customized to mum and dad’s needs).
Afternoon Monterey Bay Aquarium Tour. Drive to Big Sur. Overnight Ventana Inn or Post Ranch Inn.
7 Drive 4 hours to Santa Barbara. Stop en route for Hearst Castle Tour. Overnight at Santa Barbara at Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito or Belmond El Encanto.
8 Morning Tour of Old Mission Santa Barbara. Afternoon free to enjoy beach. Overnight at Santa Barbara at Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito or Belmond El Encanto.
9 Drive 2 hours to Los Angeles. Stop en route for a tour of the Regan Presidential Library and Getty Villa. Overnight at Beverly Hills Hotel.
10 Full Day Tour of Los Angeles including Norton Simon Museum and Star Homes. Overnight at Beverly Hills Hotel.
11 Full Day at Universal Studios – VIP Tour. Overnight at Beverly Hills Hotel.
12 Foodie Tour of the Original Farmer’s Market or Warner Bros. Studio Tour. Drive 1 hour to Anaheim. Overnight at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa (Club Level)
13 Full Day Admission to Disneyland Resort’s California Adventure Park. Overnight at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa (Club Level)
14 Full Day Admission to Disneyland Resort’s Disneyland Park. Overnight at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa (Club Level)
15 Drive 40 minutes to Dana Point for a Ferry transfer to Catalina Island. Day on own on Catalina Island.Return Ferry. Overnight at Monarch Beach Resort or Montage Laguna Beach.
16 Morning at leisure. Drive 1.5 hours to San Diego. Overnight at Fairmont Grand Del Mar.
17 Half Day San Diego City Tour. Overnight at Fairmont Grand Del Mar.
18 Full Day at the San Diego Zoo – VIP Tour. Overnight at Fairmont Grand Del Mar.
19 Drive to San Diego Airport. Return rental car. Fly to Las Vegas, NV (airfare arranged independently). Private transfer to hotel. Overnight at MG Grand Skylofts.
20 Half Day Tour of Hoover Dam. Overnight at MG Grand Skylofts.
21 Free Day on own to relax or explore Shark Aquarium, Bellagio Gardens, etc. Overnight at MG Grand Skylofts.
22 Private transfer to airport. Depart Nevada.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 8:09 pm
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Not sure about about the LA and Vegas portions of your trip, you might want ask in those dedicated forums. I'd suggest not renting a car until the day you leave to Pebble Beach, as you don't need a car in SF and you will be charged parking. I'd take a taxi or shared ride from SFO to the Four Seasons.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 5:32 pm
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This looks great and ambitious. You’re seeing a lot in SF on days 2/3 and you have to factor traffic for taxis/ride-share and parking if you druve
do you have your Alcatraz tickets?
4 seasons is a great hotel
have a great visit!

point lobos park and Monterey bay aquarium are about 30-45 minutes apart. Point lobos parking gets popular so try to get there earlier before the lot is full. And try to buy the aquarium tickets online or ahead of time to avoid the queue!
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Old Jan 15, 19, 8:40 pm
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You might have too much on your list for Days 3-4 in SF. It depends on how much stamina you/your fellow travelers have, how long you wish to spend at each attraction, and how willing you are to drop an item from the list if you fall behind schedule. Be flexible, plan around when attraction close for the day (it's no good if you've got stamina until 9pm when everything closes at 5), and allow for driving time between SF locations to take 2-3x as long as it seems it should.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 9:56 am
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For the San Francisco portion, there is absolutely no reason to have a hire car. You will spend most of your time looking for parking, which will be incredibly expensive. Plus renting from the airport incurs large additional taxes/fees. Use Uber/Lyft to get around town.

Pick a car up from a downtown agency on your Day 5 morning on your way out of town. Most of the major agencies have downtown locations.
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