Plan A Foodie Road Trip Along The California Coastline
Road trippin’ is THE way to get around these days while we all navigate safe traveling and anxiously await international borders to reopen. However, it can be a challenge to find good eats when you’re on the road and sometimes tough to find places that are still open or navigate the specifics like seating, takeout only, and on and on. So, who better to ask for restaurant recommendations than our own community of food tour owners and guides?
We’ve got some tasty eats in our beautiful seaside towns, incredibly knowledgeable foodies who know the way, and food tours that are sure to make your travel plans a success! Check out our list of foodie experiences we highly recommend for your trip down the coastline of the Golden State.
Eat a hearty breakfast before you head out on two wheels to explore the scenic Carmel coastline and its historic landmarks. Enjoy a couple of short hikes to take in the sights up-close before ending your bike ride in town where a friendly foodie guide will be waiting to lead you on a 2 hour walking food tasting tour. Not sure you’re ready to go from four wheels to two? Not to worry! This electric bike tour is suitable for any fitness level and quite frankly perfect for all foodies.
Do you like tasting really delicious food? Do you like fun? Take a walk with Taste of SLO in San Luis Obispo for generous food tastings and refreshments-alcoholic or non-at 4-5 eateries. Choose from their Uptown Mojo Tour, Friday or Saturday evenings, or their flagship Downtown Tour on Saturday afternoons and adapt to the “SLO attitude” while you learn about the heart and soul of local entrepreneurs, SLO culture, economics and history in between bites and sips. All are welcome on these tours from young people to well-seasoned people, little humans in strollers to vegetarians and fuzzy dogs.
Bonus: They’re offering a limited time 10% off discount! Use code EATSLO21 during checkout. (Offer good until March 31, 2021.)
No passport required for a trip to this authentic Danish town! From cuckoo clocks and clogs to fresh baked goodies and comfort foods, Solvang is sure to give you a full experience of the hygge lifestyle. Dive into meaty dishes and indulgent baked goods while you take in the sights of historic Danish replicas and hear stories about the early founding days. You’ll see markings of Danish royalty throughout this iconic town, toast to “European travel”, and get an insiders guide to all the best eats and drinks to inspire your future travels abroad.
Santa Barbara has seen its fair share of changes this past year and we’ve adapated with the best of them! From leading our takeout tours with “creative seating” to enjoying a sit-down experience on patios and in parklets, our little Funk Zone has stayed true to forging ahead through even the darkest and craziest of times. Explore our art-driven neighborhood in a new way for bites of fresh seafood, family recipe Mexican dishes, artisan goods and local wines, beer, and spirits while you hear stories about the early days of the neighborhood’s transitions. We’ll satiate your eyes, stomach and curiosity on this 3-hour feast through Santa Barbara’s unbeatable and creative Funk Zone.