Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Francisco to Solvang. If you're planning a road trip to Solvang, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
11:00 am start in San Francisco
drive for about 2 hours
1:02 pm Carmel By the Sea
stay overnight at Mission Ranch Hotel
leave the next day around 11:00 am
day 1 driving ≈ 2 hours
find more stops
11:00 am leave from Mission Ranch Hotel
drive for about 2.5 hours
1:39 pm Pismo Beach (California)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:39 pm
drive for about 55 minutes
3:35 pm arrive in Solvang
stay at Ballard Inn & Restaurant
day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
Carmel By the Sea (69 answers)
Monterey Bay Aquarium (41 mentions)
Pebble Beach (21 mentions)
Point Lobos (9 mentions)
Point Lobos State Reserve (8 mentions)
17-Mile Drive (6 mentions)
restaurants around Carmel By the Sea:
Epsilon Fine Greek Restaurant
Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar
Old Fisherman's Grotto
hotels around Carmel By the Sea:
Mission Ranch Hotel
Lodge at Pebble Beach
Seven Gables Inn
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
La Playa Hotel Carmel-By-The-Sea
questions about Carmel By the Sea:
Romantic restaurant and hotel in Carmel
Things to do that'll interest 17-year-old brother
Pismo Beach (California) (47 answers)
Laetitia Vineyard & Winery (3 mentions)
San Luis Obispo Mission (3 mentions)
Edna Valley (2 mentions)
F. McLintocks Saloon and Dining House (2 mentions)
restaurants around Pismo Beach (California):
Avila Valley Barn
Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?
The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Solvang.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Ballard Inn & Restaurant, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe, which was mentioned 4 times.
Here are some more restaurants people talk about:
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This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.
These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:
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For example, here are some questions people have asked about Solvang. Click on any question to see answers from the community!
Johnny from Las Vegas asked:
What to do in Solvang... good places to stay, eat, etc. (3 answers)
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Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Solvang to San Francisco drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.
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