Trip Report:
Tour Director: Mark Hougardy
Company: Cosmos
Dates: August 1993
Participants: 35
Type: 5-day: bus & walking

This trip was a 5-day tour along California’s Central Coast from Los Angeles to San Francisco. It included visits to Santa Barbara, Solvang, San Simeon, Big Sur, 17-mile drive, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel, Roaring Camp rail trip through the redwood forest, and a day exploring San Francisco. There were upsell opportunities to Alcatraz and Muir Woods. One trip had the unexpected challenge of the bus’ air conditioner breaking down in 100+ degree weather. The fix required a replacement bus. A visit to the Tonga Room at the Fairmont in San Francisco, along with a few drink passes at the end of the trip helped to cool the experience. Image copyrighted Cosmos.