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Featuring Hearst Castle all decked out for Christmas

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    Day 1

    Begin with a drive down through the western side of the Central Valley on Highway 33, arriving at Stewart and Jasper Orchards in time for a tour before lunch. In the company store you will find almonds, apricots and other fine goodies fresh from the neighboring orchards. Continue to the coast, arriving in San Luis Obispo in the late afternoon. Tonight, enjoy the cozy comfort of the inn along with cookies. Apple Farm Inn – 2 nights (L)

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    Day 2

    A nice hot breakfast prepares you for a day of touring along the Central Coast. First up, explore the Grand Rooms of Hearst Castle. First called Sam’s Hill, this home is definitely an enchanted castle in December. In the afternoon, browse the little shops in Cambria or perhaps you’d rather visit the Elephant Seal Rookery in San Simeon? December is the month the females arrive to give birth to their 70 pound pups! Upon our return to the Apple Farm we will enjoy a light wine reception. Tonight, downtown San Luis Obispo comes alive with its weekly Farmer’s Market, voted one of the best in the entire state. A short trolley ride takes you to all the festivities; produce, arts and crafts, music and, of course, local foods for dinner. (FB,L)

  • Day 3

    Begin your last day with another hot and hearty breakfast. On our return to Sacramento, we make a brief stop in Salinas for lunch at the Steinbeck House. This quintessential American author truly has the story of local boy “done good.” While his writings were very controversial at the time they were written, at least according to many from his hometown, today Salinas is proud of their Nobel Prize-winning author. It just isn’t right to go to the Central Coast from Sacramento without stopping at Casa de Fruta… a familiar and folksy market, home to the “flippin’ cup.” Arrive in Sacramento in the early evening. (FB,L)


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A Coos Bay Christmas

First offered as a holiday excursion in 2013, it has been often requested by our Christmas crowd ever since, so we are pleased to bring A Coos Bay Christmas back for a return engagement.

This is an all-coach trip. Travel north to Ashland/Medford the first day. There’s a lunch break in Redding and tonight you’ll partake in the annual Christmas Feast at the Winchester Inn. The six-course meal comes with carolers and costumed staff.

The next morning (Christmas Eve), before departing for the coast, make an early morning visit to Harry & David’s. As is our Christmas shopping tradition, we have negotiated a little gift card to get you started on your expedition. Travel to the coast, stopping in Bandon at Washed Ashore, a most unique place that makes art out of ocean trash. At Cranberry Sweets, your sponsored-shopping activities continue. Finish the day at The Mill Casino/Hotel in Coos Bay. Dinner tonight is a Crab Fest (other options available), as the Dungeness season will have just started.

Christmas Day brings our legendary White Elephant Gift Exchange, an ecological tour of the area and a visit to Shore Acres State Park. Not only is there an interesting story, there is a wonderful display of Christmas lights. A holiday feast is planned.

The trip home takes you down the Oregon Coast, with shopping stops at Misty Meadows Jams and the House of Myrtlewood. Spend the night in Eureka and head home through the redwoods.

3 Days · 5 Meals

Your trip includes all accommodations, airfare from Sacramento*, all listed activities and the services of a Sports Leisure Tour Director

*If applicable. Not traveling from Sacramento? Not a problem, just give us a call.

December 6th - 8th
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