Taste Of California
6 DAYS – DEPARTS May 16, 2017
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Highlights
11 Meals
Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream
Boudin’s Sourdough Bread Shop
San Francisco’s Chinatown
Swedish Kingsburg
Solvang

Price Per Person
$1685 Share-basis*
$464 Single Supplement
$300 Deposit with balance due 45 days prior to departure.


Day 1: Solvang / Buellton
Heading north from Southern California, a must stop for foodies is charming Solvang with the scents of Old Danish doughnuts and pastries in the air. Overnight at the Pea Soup Andersen’s Inn in Buellton. Pea Soup Andersen’s restaurant opened in the 1920s as “Anderson’s Electric Café” in honor of their prized new electric stove. You’ll enjoy your delicious Welcome Dinner at Andersen’s this evening. (B,D)

Day 2: Santa Ynez / San Luis Obispo
Motor to Santa Ynez to visit the Parks-Janeway-Carriage-House with the largest collection of American made horse-drawn carriages in the West. Then, continue on to Old Town Market in Orcutt to enjoy a local favorite, the Tri-Tip sandwich. In San Luis Obispo you’ll explore the creative Cal Poly Store, known for its original BBQ sauce, wine and chocolates. Then, stop at Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream for a taste of his own hand-crafted ice cream. Your final destination is Paso Robles to spend the night. (B,L)

Day 3: San Francisco / Boudin’s
Once in the “City by the Bay,” you’ll stop at Boudin’s where bakers create sourdough bread from an 1849 recipe. Enjoy lunch at the Bakery Café and stroll in the museum to learn more about Boudin's history. Then, settle in for a two-night stay at the Holiday Inn at the Wharf before time on your own to savor the luscious crab, shrimp and other Fisherman’s Wharf delights. Or, explore Ghirardelli Square, the Cannery and Pier 39. (B,L)

Day 4: Chinatown / Fortune Cookie Factory / Golden Gate Park
Chinatown offers a taste of China near home. You’ll also visit the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory where you can observe workers using motorized circular griddles to create the cookies. End the day with a visit to Golden Gate Park, the largest man-made park in the world. Within the park is the Japanese Tea Garden, built as part of the 1894 Midwinter Fair. The “fortune” cookie, adopted by the Chinese, was invented here in 1909 by a Japanese gardener. The rest of the day and evening will be free to browse and select a wonderful restaurant for dinner on your own. (B,L)

Day 5: Kingsburg / Selma
Head to Kingsburg, known as the “Little Sweden” of California for lunch on your own at one of the great restaurants offering delicious Swedish pancakes. Your final destination is the Holiday Inn-Swan Court in Selma, surrounded by waterfalls and ponds with beautiful black swans. End the day with a Farewell Dinner at the hotel. (B,D)

Day 6: Home
Make one more tasty stop at the cheese, fruit, and nut stand called Bravo Farms in Traver before the ride home. (B)