I spend a lot of my free time dreaming about my next adventures. It’s probably why I couldn’t refuse the chance to road trip back to Vancouver from Palm Springs after Coachella. If California is known for anything it should be it’s stunning coastline!
Highway 1 is one of the most scenic drives in the world. It curves along the coastal cliffs and offers over 1000km of stunning views, untouched nature, and the cutest seaside villages you’ve ever seen! I recommend this full road trip for anyone looking to satisfy their wanderlust and eat some really great food while they’re at it…
9:30 am- Poolside breakfast and quick swim at the Ace Hotel
11am- Check out
1pm- Lunch at Nobu in Malibu (one of Drake’s favourite LA hangs).
3pm- Check into the Goodland at Santa Barbara, a kimpton hotel with a whole lot of hipster personality!
3:30- bike ride
7pm- Crab dinner on the wharf
8am- Check out then smoothies for breakfast
12:30pm- Arrive in Avila and lunch
2pm- Check in to Inn at avila beach
2:30- Afternoon on the beach
6pm- Rooftop beers
7:30- dinner on the boardwalk
9pm- 2 episodes of Power Puff Girls in the hot tub (lol!)
11am- Acai bowls and check out
2:30- Stop in big sur for ice cream, lunch and a view
5pm- Continue driving to Carmel…
Justin and I like mixing in luxury with college student, so we ended up having a sort of fantastic mixed road trip. This was just the first part of our itinerary from Palm Springs back to Vancouver. If you ever find yourself on this adventure, please feel free to follow our itinerary, or even borrow from it as you substitute some of your own hotels and restaurants. Also, feel free to not be hungover on day one. Thanks Coachella!