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Wine Country Biking Tour in Santa Barbara
"Your group will be picked up by air-conditioned vans at a prearranged meeting spot at 10:00 AM. We will then shuttle by van to the Santa Ynez Valley. After getting riders fitted we ride along the scenic back-roads to our first winery. Once there the winery staff takes us for a tasting and your guide will prepare an enjoyable “deli spread” picnic lunch with lots of options. Cold beverages and water will be provided throughout the tour. Then we pedal on to the second winery. Your guides wil and several wineries extend discounts on wine purchases to our guests. This trip receives rave reviews from guests. We have done similar tours for wine and travel writers corporate groups bachelorette and birthday parties as well as families and tourists. This is the wine tour that was featured on the television show Giuliana and Bill."
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Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tasting Tour from Paso Robles
"Pickups are generally scheduled between 10:30-11:30am and coordinated geographically based upon the other pickups for the day with outside regions picked up first and returned last. Your guides will call you between 9:30-10am on the morning of service to give you a more specific pickup time. Returns start after 4pm. Late pickups and early returns may be possible upon request only within the Paso Robles Templeton or Atascadero city limits.You will most likely visit 4-5 wineries in your day depending upon how long you stay at each winery and what you do for lunch. When you decide to “hop off” your guides walk you in and introduce you to the tasting room staff who will guide you through your tasting experience and then your guides return in approximately 40 minutes. When they return
From $60.00
 
Private Wine Tour for Two
"We will take you to 4 beautiful premium wineries/tasting rooms and serve you a delicious picnic lunch at one of the locations. We make the reservations and select the wineries based on your preferences and our 15 years experience. If you would prefer to we may be able to negotiate depending on our route but we will apply tasting fees in addition to our pricing.Lunch Options Choose one item per person from the list below either a sandwich or a salad:SANDWICHESComes with a side of organic sliced carrots and celery with ranch dressing & sides of house mustard and mayonnaise. Oven Roasted Turkey Breast: fresh focaccia with swiss cheese lettuce tomato
From $633.00

Mountains / Lakes Tips (24)

WHITE MOUNTAIN ROAD

There are a lot of dramatic roads that can be driven throughout the Golden State and this is one of the best. Coming north off of CA 168 just east of the narrow confines of Westgard Pass, the White...
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mtncorg
Aug 11, 2016

Portola California and Humbug Creek

OK, so this is not a big, important place to go in California, but if you want to frown your mug at Humbug Creek, this is the place to do it. Located in Portola California, NW of Lake Tahoe, Portola...
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Roadquill
Sep 03, 2011

Mount Diablo

Mount Diablo dominants the skyline of the San Francisco East Bay region in Central California. Mount Diablo rises from the low flatlands of the East Bay to a summit of 3,849 feet (1,173m). Its peak...
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SteveOSF
Jun 19, 2009

Mono Lake

Mono Lake is a beautiful out of the way spot east of the Sierras at Lee Vining, California. Mono Lake covers over 65 square miles and is over one million years old. Streams have long carried salts and...
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SteveOSF
Mar 23, 2008

Little Lakes Valley

In the eastern Sierras, tucked away 10 miles off highway 395 and 2 miles beyond the trailhead aptly named Mosquito Flats, is as area of unspoiled beauty and one of the greatest wilderness areas in the...
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goingsolo
Jun 25, 2007

Mount Baldy ski resort

Mount Baldy is about a 90 minute drive from Los Angeles. Depending on traffic, that is. Located on the outskirts of unremarkable Ontario, Baldy is a pleasant respite from traffic jams and other...
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goingsolo
Apr 16, 2007

Mount San Jacinto

On the outskirts of Palm Springs, you'll find the San Jacinto mountains. San Jacinto peak is the most popular and fairly easily reached via a 5.5 mile trail beginning at the tram station and slowly...
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goingsolo
Apr 16, 2007

Emerald Bay

Emerald Bay is one of the most breathtaking sites found along Lake Tahoe. Whether you stay on the North or South side of the lake, this is a must see. Emerald Bay contains the lake's only island,...
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goingsolo
Dec 26, 2006

To the land of the Giants.

Take a drive to Seqoia National Park. I did it from San Francisco CA. It was about a 5 hour trip and another 2 hours up the Sierras. Be carefull, its a long winding twisting road and dangerous too....
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Thestumps
Jun 26, 2005

Sutter Creek in the Sierra foothills....

This is the main street of this small community on highway 49 in the Gold Country.It's a very charming little town but it is becoming a little too touristy...lots of trendy bed&breakfast places,...
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Jeannette1
Jul 13, 2003

Mountain View to Santa Barbara

Take the Highway 154 loop into or out of Santa Barbara to get the fabulous coastal view from the mountains. Stop at the Los Padres forest lookout for the wide open view inland. Spend the day fishing...
TerryD
Mar 11, 2003

if you've got a car i would...

if you've got a car i would recommend nevada county & lake tahoe. nevada co. is mostly small town but somewhere like grass valley/nevada city is a good base from which to walk/cycle. grass valley...
ttg200
Sep 12, 2002
 
 
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Lombard Street

i'M ONE OF THOSE ANNOYING TOURISTS THAT LIKE TO DO ALL THE PREDICABLE TOURIST STUFF ... AND MORE. THIS CURVY STREET IS FAMOUS AND ONE OF THE THINGS i'D INCLUDE IN MY PLANS WHEN VISITING THE CITY. ...
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Hollywood Walk of Fame

This place needs to be fixed because it is crap. The characters in costumes are thieves they steal things from you but then I caught one stealing something so when he saw me he gave me an evil look....
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Gaslamp Quarter

From the beach we headed to the Gaslamp Quarter for dinner. There was certainly a lot of choice. I think that the prices were a tad on the expensive side and it was very busy but I liked the vibe. I...
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Sand Dunes

Mesquite Dunes is a great place to watch the sunset. As with any sunset, much of the colors occur after the sunset sets below the horizon. Mesquite Dunes is no different. I found the best colors...
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Glacier Point

Nothing prepares you for what you see when you get to Glacier Point in Yosemite. It is a high point way above the valley floor. From the gate, it is about a 25-30 minute drive. There is parking and...
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17 Mile Drive

If anyone found a Olympus camera on 17 mile drive actually closer to Lovers Point near the pink flowers that are in bloom please respond on this.site, pictures are non replaceable, the camera is I'm...
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