When I booked a plane ticket to California, the idea was to spend a few days sightseeing and do a wine tour.
I told a few friends I was going to do a Napa Valley wine tour based out of San Francisco and everyone advised against it.
Apparently the people associated with that are kind of snobbish and rude. The wine train is fun but the stops along the way aren’t. Enough people reviewed it poorly that I started looking elsewhere. I already had a ticket to California, I just needed a wine stop. I didn’t want to tour a small winery, but a lot of larger ones. I ended up finding a wine tour that is based out of Santa Barbara. You can still taste Napa wines but on this different tour. The cost of it is much cheaper since you aren’t on a physical train. I also like the area of Santa Barbara and I like it so much better than San Francisco. It is less of a major city feel and more of a luxury area. There is so much to do there that it is a bit overwhelming. I found parks, museums, shopping, public gardens and so much more. I even forgot in my planning that recreational cannabis is allowed in the state. I made sure to book a hotel that is right by a recreational weed shop. I am excited. I can try out some Californian wine and then enjoy legal weed on the same day. I think the trip is going to be so much fun.