California's Central Coast
huge state, and there are many areas that might be considered ideal honeymoon
destinations, but here, I am highlighting what I believe to be the perfect honeymoon
beginning in San Francisco and with most of your stay on the central coast.
Attractions include Monterey,Pacific
Grove,Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Valley, Pebble Beach, and much more!
The following intinerary is for
those couples who want variety, romance, nature and adventure.
Day 1 & 2 - Fly into San
Francisco. Stay two nights. Justenough time to experience the culture, nightlife and
beauty that abounds in this romantic city!
Day 3 & 4 - Monterey
On 3rd day rent a car (in San
Francisco) and drive to Monterey which is about 100 miles south. Spend the day in Monterey,
see the Aquarium and perhaps visit Cannery Row. Stay overnight in Monterey.
4th day - Monterey - Experience the
magnificent wine tours.Stay overnight in Monterey.
5th day to final day - Carmel
On 5th day, take the spectacular '17 mile drive' from Monterey to Carmel-by-the-Sea
and Carmel Valley, (a little further inland). The famous '17 mile drive', is one of them
most romantic and scenic stretches of road in the United States. It starts at Monterey and ends at Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Final day - On your last day, make
sure you leave enough time to drive leisurely back to San Francisco airport.
Here's some great information for
further research and planning:
San Francisco -
Visitors come to the Monterey
Peninsula and surrounding areas from around the world, drawn by the climate, the scenery
and many other attractions. For more information about visiting the Monterey area, visit:
"Its history is the history of
California itself; its traditions memorialized forever in the books of John Steinbeck. In
a relatively few short years, Monterey has grown from a quaint fishing village rich in
local color to a bustling seaside city . The days of Steinbeck's Cannery Row still echo along
the famous waterfront of Monterey's boat harbor, and a thriving downtown and world-famous
The world-renowned wine
region of Monterey is not to be missed. You can find all kinds of information about wine
tasting tours (and more) at:
They have touring maps available too!
At the tail end of 17 Mile
is the storybook village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. It's a European style village
located above Carmel Beach's breathtaking white sand. "Its white-sand beaches,
tree-lined streets and fairy-tale houses have made it an inspiration to poets and artists
for years. There's plenty of unique shopping and dining among the winding, tree-lined
Carmel Valley, ( a little further
inland) is also known as the "Sunbelt" of Monterey County with an average of
over 250 sunny
days a year.