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Tour Details

  • Private Tour, Your Party Only
  • Bottled Water
  • Complimentary Pick Up at select locations
  • Your own personal Tour Guide
  • 3 Day-Trip

Epic road trip from LA to San Francisco in luxury SUV

A visit to California wouldn’t be complete without a private tour from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The drive along the PCH is magnificent and showcases much of what California has to offer. State Route 1, or Shoreline Highway, is a highway of 450 miles along the Pacific Coast. This is a well-known and beloved journey along the Pacific Ocean.

Our California coast trip is the easiest and most convenient way to explore all the Golden State has to offer. Guests will experience what it’s like to be a local in Southern California.

This tour will visit some of the most famous landmarks between Los Angeles and San Francisco. We will drive through the tranquil Big Sur region. In addition, the atmosphere will contrast as we visit exciting places such as Santa Barbara, Monterey, Silicon Valley, and Stanford University.

San Francisco bridge

Your guide will provide many opportunities for pictures. Popular attractions, such as Pebble Beach and the Bixby Bridge, can be captured during the 17 Mile Drive tour. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Life is a journey, not a destination.”

Going on the LA to San Francisco Tour will allow you to gain a distinctive insight into the culture of California. This is similar to the concept of taking a break while traveling.

A road trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco with Classic Experiences is a classic American experience. We understand planning a tour can be tricky. Planning a cross-country road trip can be an arduous task.

We have partnered with TripAdvisor and Booking to simplify the trip planning process. This guarantees that your stay in California will be pleasant and fulfilling from start to finish.

Santa Barbara

Highlights of the Tour

A trip to San Francisco from Los Angeles can be broken into two or three days

Day 1 highlights

  • Point Sand Dune is a popular natural landmark located in the Silver Lake State Park in Michigan, USA. This towering sand dune offers breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and the surrounding areas. As a result, Point Sand Dune is a favorite spot for hikers, nature enthusiasts, and photographers.
  • If you’re planning a visit to Point Sand Dune, it’s important to come prepared with the right gear. Comfortable hiking shoes are a must, as the sand can be difficult to navigate. Additionally, be sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and a camera to capture the stunning views.
  • Santa Barbara is a coastal city in California known for its beautiful beaches, stunning architecture, and vibrant cultural scene. The Mediterranean climate makes it an attractive destination. Temperatures are warm and skies are sunny year-round. This makes it a popular spot for both tourists and locals.
  • Santa Ynez Valley Vineyards
  • Solvang is known for its Danish-style architecture, with many buildings designed in the traditional half-timbered style with thatched roofs. Solvang is home to a replica of Copenhagen’s Round Tower. The city is also a popular filming destination for movies and TV shows. For example, “Sideways” and “The Bachelor” were both filmed in and around Solvang.
  • Pismo Beach
  • Santa Louis Obispo
  • Morro Bay – is another great stop on our tour from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Morro Rock: This famous landmark is a massive volcanic plug that rises 576 feet above the Pacific Ocean. Morro Rock is also a protected bird sanctuary and a popular spot for wildlife watching.
  • Big Sur is known for its rugged coastline, towering cliffs, and pristine beaches. The area is home to multiple state parks, such as Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and Andrew Molera State Park. These parks provide recreational opportunities, like hiking trails and camping. Other outdoor activities are also available.

Day 2 highlights

  • Carmel By the Sea
  • 17-mile road
  • Monterey
  • Stanford University
  • Silicon Valley
  • San Francisco

Take a private tour from Los Angeles to San Francisco and enjoy the best attractions

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Los Angeles in the morning. You will embark on a journey along the peaceful and inspiring Highway 1. This journey will take you from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. You will fall in love with the amazing view of the vineyards along the hillsides in Santa Barbara.

The breathtaking journey along the magnificent Big Sur coastline is an unforgettable experience. You will be privileged to visit one of the world’s largest elephant seal colonies located in San Simeon. Your day will end with an evening stroll completed with dinner in Carmel by the Sea.

Santa Barbara

The city of state Santa Barbara is also known as the American Riviera. The mission-style buildings with red tile roofs and postcard-perfect beaches are what makes Santa Barbara iconic.

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo is an often overlooked place to visit for a vacation. This city has earned the title of one of the “Happiest City in America.” Here we will find beautiful artwork and sandy shores. The bustling farmer’s market and lush greenery make San Luis Obispo a nature lover’s paradise.

Big Sur

Venturing through California requires an adventure. The Pacific Coast Highway is the perfect route, connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco. Taking this trip will give you a full experience of the state. This route provides a stunning view of the sights and beauty of the Golden State.

People often call Big Sur a “mini-Yosemite” in considering its natural splendors. The Big Sur provides a refreshing retreat from daily stress. The Pacific Coast lies to the west, and the Santa Lucia mountain range rises to the east. Moreover, it is an idyllic destination for both families and thrill-seekers.

Big Sur is home to some iconic landmarks. One of them is Bixby Bridge, the tallest single-span concrete bridge in the world. McWay Falls, a breathtaking waterfall dropping into the ocean, is another famous landmark.

FAQs:

What is your company’s specialty?

Private tours of Los Angeles and Southern California in luxury SUVs and classic convertible Cadillacs.

What is the starting point and destination of the journey?

We either pick you up at your hotel in Los Angeles or San Francisco.

What kind of vehicle do you use for the tour?

2022 and 2023 Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Suburban or GMC.

Is it a private or group tour or a drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco?

This is an exclusive private excursion.

How many people can be fit in a luxury SUV tour?

Six passengers can fit there comfortably.

Are there any stops along the way to San Francisco from Los Angeles?

We will be making stops in the cities of Santa Barbara, Big Sur, Carmel and Monterey.

Are you able to assist with finding accommodations and giving advice on places to stay?

Yes.

Day 1

During the first day of your trip, you will be picked up in the morning at your hotel, and we will head straight for the serene and majestic Highway 1 as we escort you from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. You will fall in love with the amazing view of the vineyards along the hillsides in Santa Barbara. The scenic drive through the Big Sur is something you will never forget. You will be privileged to visit one of the world’s largest elephant seal colonies located in San Simeon. Your day will end with an evening stroll completed with dinner in Carmel by the Sea.

Santa Barbara

The city of state Santa Barbara is also known as the American Riviera. The mission-style buildings with red tile roofs and postcard-perfect beaches are what makes Santa Barbara iconic.

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo is a much-underrated tourist destination. This city has earned the title of the “Happiest City in America.” This is no surprise considering the artwork and sandy shores of the area. The bustling farmer’s market and lush greenery make San Luis Obispo a nature lover’s paradise.

Big Sur

The Big Sur is often referred to as “mini-Yosemite” in considering its natural splendors. With the rugged central California Pacific coastline to the west and the dramatic Santa Lucia mountain range to the east, the Big Sur offers families and adventurers a rejuvenating escape from the hectic pace of everyday life.

Carmel-by-the-Sea

This small beachfront city is dotted with European-style cottages, art galleries, and specialty boutiques, and serves as the perfect starting point to explore greater Monterey County. The city is littered with courtyards and secret passageways that will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a fairytale. In Carmel-by-the-Sea, there are no mailboxes, addresses, or parking meters. It does, however, offer boutique shopping along with a burgeoning art and wine scene.

Day 2

Stanford University

Stanford University is one of the top research universities in the world. The university, founded by Jane and Leland Stanford, is renowned for its entrepreneurial character. Moreover, the university has made significant contributions to diverse fields of study including social and engineering sciences. Stanford is situated in California’s Bay Area, one of the most intellectually saturated and culturally nuanced areas in the world.

Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is the global center of technological innovation. The term Silicon Valley was first used in 1971 as silicon was pervasive in the manufacturing of the computer chip. This manufacturing was critical to the Santa Clara economy. The Valley is comprised of small cities that radiate out from Stanford University in Palo Alto. The engineering prowess of Silicon Valley has produced some of the most successful entrepreneurs in terms of technology such as Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard. An HP facility once stood where Campus 2 is situated. The valley is innovative, powerful, and super competitive.

San Francisco

San Francisco is compact, forward-thinking, and family-friendly. Though the gold seekers are long gone, the “City by the Bay’ remains golden, from its iconic bridge to its sparkling personality. The Golden Gate Bridge is the most recognizable feature of the city’s skyline. Vintage cable cars have rolled along the roads since the late 19th century and continue to do so today. Haight Ashbury features winsome Victorian terraces or ‘painted ladies’  that sit shoulder-to-shoulder in a competition to turn heads. Pride rainbow flags fly high in the Castro District as it is synonymous with the city’s heart of the LGBT community. Venture downtown to America’s oldest Chinatown, where neon signs, written in Chinese, overhang every street corner. North Beach, otherwise known as Little Italy, is a charming experience not to be missed. Nearby lies Fisherman’s Wharf, one of the most popular and historic waterfront neighborhoods.

With our California Coast Tour, we’ll take you to see the sights, sample the world-class cuisine, and experience life like a native San Franciscan.

We assure you that you will receive our hands-on personal attention. In order to create the perfect experience for your Los Angeles to San Francisco road trip, each guide has personally been to every destination, eaten at every recommended restaurant, stayed at every hotel, and collaborated with locals.

In three relaxing days, your LA to San Francisco California Coast Tour vacation package highlights the most miraculous attractions California’s West Coast has to offer. This includes Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Carmel, Monterey, San Francisco, and more.

The most important thing to remember when taking a road trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco is to take your time to experience all the area has to offer. Starting and ending your trip with a flexible schedule and a laidback mindset will assist you in not only enjoying the destination but the journey as well.

At Classic Experiences, we can design your perfect Los Angeles to San Francisco three-day trip. Our itineraries are flexible because we know that our customers have different traveling needs. What is exciting to one person might not be to the next. We want to work with you to create your ideal vacation. Call us today by hitting the button below. Tell us what activities you want to participate in and what sights you want to see on your California vacation, and we will make it happen for you.

Tour Details

  • Private Tour, Your Party Only
  • Bottled Water
  • Complimentary Pick Up at select locations
  • Your own personal Tour Guide
  • 3 Day-Trip

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Classic Convertible Tour of Los Angeles, CA

  • star ratingMy family recently went on a 3-week trip to the United States. Our experience was phenomenal and was the perfect way to conclude our trip. The itinerary of our tour included the Hollywood sign, walk of fame, the celebrity houses of Beverly Hills and many more. Our guide Alexander was incredibly informative and highly knowledgable and truly made the experience! We took 20 minutes to stroll along the walk of fame and visit the famous Hotel Roosevelt. Alongside the incredible sight-seeing experience, the car did not disappoint. We were greeted with a fabulous red Cadillac, topping off the luxury experience. When in Los Angeles, this certainly isn't an opportunity to miss!

    avatar thumb Zparkin_24
    September 12, 2022

    star ratingGeorge toured us in his Cadillac for 4 hours in L.A. to discover our sights of choice as this was our first visit to L.A. We got a great feel of the city by going to Hollywood, Grifgith park, Farmer’s market, Beverly Hills and other places. George was providing great insights as we were driving through the streets and sights, and took great pictures of us.
    Such a wonderful experience which we recommend to anyone who wants to « feel » the city!
    Thank you George and Classic Experiences for having made this day special!

    avatar thumb Daphne D
    July 8, 2022

    star ratingWe can’t say enough good things about Alexander and the tour he gave us around LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, etc. He was incredibly knowledgeable, fun, funny and friendly - and had extensive insight into everywhere we went. We did a four hour tour and extended for 90 mins more because we didn’t want it to end. If you are looking for a great tour and don’t know where to begin - look no further than here!

    avatar thumb Smcgettrick
    June 18, 2022
  • star ratingStan was absolutely amazing! The Classic Car Tour was by far the best thing we did on our trip. Stan was punctual, knowledgeable, and so much fun! We literally saw everything we wanted to see throughout our entire vacation in just this one trip - YES he is THAT good! Two very enthusiastic thumbs up and five stars!

    avatar thumb Meagan J
    March 26, 2022

    star ratingWow, this is the proper LA Experience! We got so lucky to have Cameron as our trusty know all guide and driver. He picked us up in a classic Cadillac Convertible and immediately made us feel comfortable. We wanted to feel the old glamour of LA and Cameron put us right in the middle of it. He was a very funny personable guy and had the most amazing inside stories including personally knowing Oscar winners.
    we all just felt like close friends at the end of it. If you want to experience Hollywood the way it was meant to be do this tour! And ask for Cam! You will have the time of your life.

    avatar thumb Lisa S
    March 11, 2022

    star ratingWe very much enjoyed the tour of Beverly Hills, Bel Air and Hollywood with our knowledgeable guide Alex. He’s a safe driver and has something to say about almost every boulevard we drive along, every landmark building, knows about the properties of old and new stars, about the cinemas, music clubs and restaurants. We stopped for a photo shoot at the Hollywood sign, had time for a little break at the Beachwood Café - all very relaxed. Good thing he had a warm blanket for the passengers in the backseat, as our February Tuesday tour was blessed with great, but chilly weather. More than once, we were photographed by others - probably because of the well-kept blue 1970 Cadillac De Ville Convertible.

    avatar thumb Ivo B
    February 23, 2022
  • star ratingI had an unforgettable tour with classic experiences. I would definitely recommend them for out of towners or LA locals looking to discover hidden gems and experience the classic cars.

    CAR: Our tour was in a beautiful blue Cadillac Convertible (I believe the year was 1973). It had a white leather interior and wooden paneling. It was in incredible condition and very clean! If you need anything don’t worry, there will be water bottles, sunscreen and a throw blanket handy if you need them. Fellow classic car enthusiasts drove by and waved at us while we were out on our tour! This was my first time in a convertible and it was unreal.

    TOUR: There are so many places you can go on your tour! In just 2 hours we saw beautiful houses, went down Rodeo Drive and Sunset blvd, saw famous hotels like the Beverly Wilshire and the Beverly Hills Hotel, museums like the LACMA and the Oscar Museum and got some incredible photos! Incidentally, there were other tour busses and vans in the area so some of the places we visited are popular tourist areas. Other places like the "Rapunzel House" seemed to be hidden gems. My favorite spot was the Will Rogers memorial park. Our tour guide took us there so my daughters could see the turtles and ducks.

    TOUR GUIDE: our tour guide Cameron was absolutely spectacular. Such a nice down to earth person and a pleasure to spend the afternoon with. He knew where EVERYTHING cool was and has great ideas of places to go if you don't have a specific itinerary in mind.

    SERVICE: Overall, everyone I spoke with planning this tour was courteous and great to work with. I had excellent service and would absolutely encourage you to book a tour. Like I said, if you have friends in from out of town and you want to show them the real LA, this is the most impressive way.

    Thanks for hosting my tour, guys!

    avatar thumb Shaina M
    January 26, 2022

    star ratingI had an unforgettable tour with classic experiences. I would definitely recommend them for out of towners or LA locals looking to discover hidden gems and experience the classic cars.

    CAR: Our tour was in a beautiful blue Cadillac Convertible (I believe the year was 1973). It had a white leather interior and wooden paneling. It was in incredible condition and very clean! If you need anything don’t worry, there will be water bottles, sunscreen and a throw blanket handy if you need them. Fellow classic car enthusiasts drove by and waved at us while we were out on our tour! This was my first time in a convertible and it was unreal.

    TOUR: There are so many places you can go on your tour! In just 2 hours we saw beautiful houses, went down Rodeo Drive and Sunset blvd, saw famous hotels like the Beverly Wilshire and the Beverly Hills Hotel, museums like the LACMA and the Oscar Museum and got some incredible photos! Incidentally, there were other tour busses and vans in the area so some of the places we visited are popular tourist areas. Other places like the "Rapunzel House" seemed to be hidden gems. My favorite spot was the Will Rogers memorial park. Our tour guide took us there so my daughters could see the turtles and ducks.

    TOUR GUIDE: our tour guide Cameron was absolutely spectacular. Such a nice down to earth person and a pleasure to spend the afternoon with. He knew where EVERYTHING cool was and has great ideas of places to go if you don't have a specific itinerary in mind.

    SERVICE: Overall, everyone I spoke with planning this tour was courteous and great to work with. I had excellent service and would absolutely encourage you to book a tour. Like I said, if you have friends in from out of town and you want to show them the real LA, this is the most impressive way.

    Thanks for hosting my tour, guys!

    avatar thumb Gone With the Twins Travel Blog
    January 26, 2022

    star ratingMy friend and I had a one-of-a-kind experience on our tour with Classic Cars and our guide Alex! I would definitely recommend exploring LA in this special and unique way.

    I had a friend visiting me from New York and wanted to plan something different for seeing the city. Alex arrived on time with an amazing car and incredible enthusiasm. He was very flexible to tailoring the tour to what we wanted to see. Best of all, he was deeply knowledgeable about LA, the best sights and it’s history. We both had a great time and can’t wait to book another trip soon.

    avatar thumb jenfreiling
    January 23, 2022
  • star ratingWe had such a great day with Alex, our very knowledgeable, personable and friendly driver/tour guide.
    We went to places that can be visited by anyone, but the difference is how we got to these sights, the conversation we had along the way and that our family felt like we were getting a very special experience that was private and unique.
    The tour can be tailored just for you and Alex made sure we saw what we wanted to see.
    The add on of the gorgeous car is icing on the cake. I lost count of the waves we got on our tour and it was so cool seeing so many people smile and point at the car.
    Thank you so much Alex. We had a wonderful day and this will be a very long memory for our family.

    avatar thumb ToniBrockliss
    January 1, 2022

    star ratingThis was such an exhilarating experience and the only way to see Los Angeles! Touring the city with the top down was such an intimate way to explore all of the unique places that Los Angeles has to offer. Cameron was our guide and his knowledge of the city was top notch. He really made the tour something to remember! Everyone should experience the beauty of Los Angeles riding around with the

    avatar thumb rheashea
    December 2, 2021

    star ratingCam met us in a sweet 1970 convertible. We had a great time driving all over the area including Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive (Christmas decorations were great!). We saw the sunset over the city from the hills too.

    Let your driver know if you have any special interests and he’ll work it into the he tour if possible. Th

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    November 29, 2021
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