Springtime in Southern California
Including 3 Nights at the Viejas Resort
& The Flower Fields in Carlsbad
April 8th-11th, 2019 Monday-Thursday
$789 (Based upon Double Occupancy) $150 (Single Supplement)
Day One: We’ll leave the Valley with a stop for coffee & goodies, on our way to Yuma, Arizona, where we’ll enjoy lunch on self. After lunch we’ll head for Alpine, California and the beautiful Viejas Casino Resort, our headquarters for the next three nights. With the latest property expansion, The Viejas Resort offers three luxury hotel towers, along with six restaurants, a lush pool and lounge area, an outlet shopping center, full-service spa and so much more. We’ll be offered $10 towards any of the food outlets, plus $25 in gambling bucks for the first two nights of our stay. We’ll check into our hotel rooms, enjoy dinner on self at the restaurant of our choice and a free evening.
Day Two: We’ll enjoy breakfast on self at the hotel—an opportunity to use your $10 credit. After breakfast it’s back on the bus and we’ll head into San Diego to set sail on a 2-hour narrated harbor cruise—aboard a yacht that offers both indoor and outdoor areas. We’ll explore more than 50 storied landmarks, we’ll cruise past Seaport Village, Shelter Island, Coronado Island, Point Loma, Cabrillo National Monument and more. We’ll encounter marine life and sea birds, and enjoy remarkable photo opportunities. From here we’ll head to Old Town, a state protected historic neighborhood which includes many buildings from the period of 1820-1870. Known as the birthplace of San Diego, Old Town is home to charming shops & galleries, great little restaurants and historical sites. We’ll enjoy lunch on self, in Old Town, before hopping aboard one of the Old Town Trolleys; an amazing way to experience San Diego’s most exciting attractions. We’ll do the loop together past Hotel del Coronado, Balboa Park, Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, the Whaley House, Star of India and so much more! Late afternoon we’ll return to our hotel to enjoy dinner on self and a free evening.
Day Three: We’ll enjoy breakfast on self at the hotel, then it’s back on the bus and we’ll head for The Flower Fields at Carlsbad. For more than 60 years, these famous rolling hills have announced the arrival of spring in North San Diego County, with an unforgettable burst of color and beauty—nearly 50 acres of Giant Ranunculus flowers—with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop. We’ll travel comfortably through the fields in hay wagons drawn by antique tractors, an annual tradition that has become part of the area’s local heritage. Afterwards we’ll enjoy a scenic drive to Temecula Valley, home to more than 40 wineries and an atmosphere that is very friendly and relaxed. We’ll head into Old Town Temecula to enjoy lunch on self, with several restaurants to choose from. After lunch we’ll explore the scenic Temecula Wine Trail, sampling wine at two distinctly different wineries, included. Late afternoon we’ll return to our hotel and enjoy a lobster buffet Farewell Dinner at the hotel, included. As hotel guests, we’ll been offered VIP access to the restaurant, to avoid lines. Later we’ll enjoy a free evening.
Day Four: We’ll enjoy breakfast on self at the hotel, then it’s back on the bus and we’ll head home, with plenty of great stops along the way. This the ultimate springtime tour and we hope you’ll join us!