PORSCHE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

2018 California Tour

California offers some of the world’s most legendary driving experiences. Our California Tour brings the best of them together in an unforgettable week-long program. This thoughtfully curated driving tour will be led by an experienced Porsche Sport Driving Instructor. As you head from the warm, top-down weather of Southern California to the cooler climes and rockier terrain of the Northern coast, you’ll get the most out of every mile behind the wheel. Along the way, you’ll enjoy the company of a group of like-minded driving enthusiasts who share your appreciation of Porsche design and performance.

 

6 nights and 5 drive days

 

Wave 1: September 7-13, 2018

Wave 2: September 15-21, 2018

  1. Day 1:Arrival and Welcome Reception: Terrance Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes

    After landing at LA you’’ make your way down the coast to the acclaimed Terranea Resort in beautiful Rancho Palos Verdes. There, you’ll kick off the week with luxurious accommodations, breathtaking views and a private welcome reception to toast the unforgettable week that awaits. 

  2. Day 2:Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles to Rancho Palos Verdes, Terranea Resort

    The real fun starts today. On the second day of your trip, you’ll head to Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles. This 53-acre playground is our West Coast home. It’s a state-of-the-art destination where driving enthusiasts can fully explore the depths of a Porsche vehicle’s capabilities. Here you’ll enjoy a half-day of track activities and immerse yourself in all things Porsche. Before heading back to the Terranea Resort, you’ll continue to follow the action at a trackside lunch. 

  3. Day 3:Rancho Palos Verdes to Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara

    Day three marks your first day driving up California’s spectacular coastal and mountain roads. Stunning stretches of Highway 101 and the Pacific Coast Highway greet you as you wind your way toward the art, culture and dining mecca of Santa Barbara. Known as the “American Riviera,” Santa Barbara is a coastal retreat with a picture-perfect backdrop. With Belmond El Encanto Santa Barbara as your designated accommodation, your stay is sure to be as enjoyable as the drive there in a Porsche. 

  4. Day 4:Santa Barbara to L’Auberge Carmel, Carmel

    Day four takes you northward to explore the gems of California’s middle coast. The rugged coastlines of Big Sur, scenic 17-mile drive around Pebble Beach, and the roads near Monterey make the area a magnet for sports car enthusiasts from around the world. After a day of giving the pavement its requisite pounding, you’ll roll into Carmel, known for its picturesque views, upscale boutiques, and world-class dining. Tonight, you’ll stay less than a block from the action at L’Auberge Carmel, the European-style inn that combines old world charm with luxurious, modern amenities. 

  5. Day 5:Carmel to Indian Springs Resort and Spa, Calistoga

    The further north you drive in California, the more the weather, topography, and tastes change. Napa Valley is truly a feat for the senses, and when you add the visceral power and performance of a Porsche to the equation, it almost borders on sensory overload. After a series of breathtaking drives through the winemaking region, today’s itinerary finishes at the Indian Springs Resort and Spa in Calistoga. The town is famous for its hot springs and relaxing aura. The resort’s world class spa is the perfect place to indulge yourself after a day in the driver’s seat.

  6. Day 6:Calistoga to Scarlet Huntington Hotel, San Francisco

    What goes up must come down. The drive from Calistoga to “The City by The Bay” is just as exhilarating as the way there. From the moment you arrive in San Francisco, you’ll feel its contagious energy and vibrant culture. You’re sure to enjoy your stay in the Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco at the elegant Scarlet Huntington Hotel, featuring luxury touches that consistently earn rave reviews. There, you’ll enjoy a finale dinner party and celebrate the trip of a lifetime. 

  7. Day 7:Program Concludes: Depart from San Francisco

    The fun has to end. But the memories will live on in your photos and new friendships. Before long, you might decide it’s time to start planning your next trip with Porsche Travel Experience USA. If you haven’t already experienced it, consider Porsche Travel Experience USA’s California Tour.

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