THIS EVENT IS STILL IN PROGRESS , Moved to 2021 as for 2020 we are doing https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/272078051/ instead.
The digest version:
Coast Starlight Amtrak Train Ride San Francisco to Los Angles AND San Francisco Bike Tour AND Ferry Rides AND accommodations in Victorian Mansion.
Fri Eve LA to Oakland via charted Luxury Coach Liner
Sat AM. Ferry to San Francisco
All Day Sat Bike Tour of The City for the whole day.
Sat PM Ferry back to Oakland
Sat Eve Arrive at our grand luxury Victorian Mansion accommodations. Sat Night Gourmet dinner waiting on the table.
Sun 8:40AM Catch the Coast Starlight Oakland to Los Angeles
Sun 9:00PM Arrive Los Angeles Union Station
So here is the plan LA to Oakland via Luxury Coach Bus Departing Union Station 11:59PM Friday April 19th Arrive in Oakland and drop our luggage and a grand Victorian Mansion that will be our accommodations Sat eve.
Then continue on to Oakland Ferry Terminal Sat April 20th 8:00 AM Ferry from Oakland to San Francisco Ferry Bldg arrive approx 8:30 AM Bikes waiting we grab a bite and then head out for day on bike loop. (parts of the loop below) 6PM or so take the ferry back to our Mansion where there will be a gourmet chef cooked meal waiting.
The mansion used for Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma catalog shoots is very well appointed and can sleep 20 to 30 in luxury. Sunday, . . . wake and make way over to Oakland Amtrak Station Coast Starlight departs Sunday April 21 8:40 AM. Arrives Los Angeles Union Station Sunday April 21 9:00 PM Potential spots to hit along the way:
Polly Ann Ice Cream Shop
Golden Gate Bridge
The Painted Ladies
Golden Gate Park
Fort Point Aquatic Park
Palace of Fine Arts
Legion of Honor
And more . . . send a note of things you would want added.
Cost for all this? Th goal is to make is as low as possible by pooling our numbers.
Included is: Amtrak Coast Starlight SF to LA tickets.
Coach Charter Liner LA to SF.
Ferry Ride rides thru The Bay.
Accommodations in a Luxury Vintage Grand Victorian Mansion.
Gourmet Chef cooked meal Sat Eve. (optional if a majority would like to participate)
Bikes for Bike tour.
Guided Tour Guide included.
There will be a small version of a Scavenger Hunt while in SF.
Looking at an all in cost of $375.00
What is not included.
Sat breakfast and lunch and snacks or Sunday food on the train.
Other misc things you wish to add on or purchase.
Question: Can I bring my own bike? And will it make it cost more or will it cost less?
Yes you can bring a bike and it is one less bike that will be rented. However there is a fee a fee from Amtrak to get the bike on the train Amtrak to get it home. So it's a wash. No discount and no extra charge to bring your own bike.
Question/Comment: I want this to be different. Not bike, or not train, or not coach bus, or fly there, or different sleeping accommodations.
This adventure is the way it is. If you want it different send a note to the Admin and that will be used for another jaunt.
Notes about changes: Elements of this may be modified. For instance accommodations will be changed to different locaiotn if numbers do no suit to a smaller Air BnB. Or if people to not commit to deposit.