A (Safe) Wine & Wellness Road Trip Escape Up California’s Central Coast

If you’re craving wide-open spaces, pristine uncrowded beaches, sun-kissed vineyards, winding coastal roads, and golden…

A (Safe) Wine & Wellness Road Trip Escape Up California’s Central Coast

If you’re craving wide-open spaces, pristine uncrowded beaches, sun-kissed vineyards, winding coastal roads, and golden sunsets, don’t delay. Pack up the car, and explore Central California. While the world adapts to safe travel during COVID-19, road trips may just be the solution for the adventure and freedom you crave with the safety you need. Road tripping helps you reconnect with feelings of spontaneity, optimism, and fun while giving you the flexibility to safely stay away from crowds. 

Experience joyful moments along magical coastlines. Savor farm-fresh cuisine and sip organic wine. Meditate amongst pine trees and bliss out in nature once again. Here’s where and how you can safely get away, breathe, and feel expansive on a magical road trip through Central California.

Explore Monterey County 

The northernmost tip of Central California, Monterey Country has one of the most scenic coastlines in the world. Once you arrive, the best way to explore is actually to get out of your car and onto an e-bike.  

A (Safe) Wine & Wellness Road Trip Escape Up California's Central Coast

Mad Dogs & Englishman offers brisk morning e-bike tours of the 17-mile stretch, where you’ll pedal past the Lone Cypress and Del Monte Forest and take in the deep blue hues of Spanish Bay. Follow your guide to the beach, where a sumptuous wine pairing picnic curated by Carmel Food Tours awaits you.

Spend the night in picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea at the boutique 12-room Tally Ho Inn boasting private, flower-filled decks and ocean views. Then dine at neighborhood restaurant Stationæry, featuring a seasonal menu from Monterey & Santa Cruz County farms and an extensive natural wine list. All seating is outside in a quintessential English courtyard setting.