2022 Ultimate Road to California

7 DAY TOUR FEATURING THE ROAD TO CALIFORNIA QUILTERS CONFERENCE
January 15 - 21, 2022

Tour Begins in San Diego, California and Ends in Ontario, California

$1,955 Per Person Double Occupancy
+$775 Additional
for Single Accommodations
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This Trip Includes

6 NIGHTS
Hotel accommodations, including porterage

8 MEALS
American breakfast (B) daily; 2 dinners (D)

SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
Guided sightseeing with your Tour Manager as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; visits, admissions and special features are shown in bold.

PROFESSIONAL TOUR MANAGER
Full time throughout the trip

Tour Highlights

 

  • Multi-day Admission to the Road to California Quilter’s Conference & Showcase
  • Sneak Preview
  • San Diego City Tour
  • Private Tour at Eleanor Burns’ Quilt in a Day Shop & Studio
  • Private Tour of Quilter’s Paradise
  • Fat Quarters Quilt Shop
  • Temecula Quilt Company
  • Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop
  • Old Town Temecula
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Souvenir Shopping Bag
  • Baggage Handling
  • Eight Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

Hand Selected Hotels

San Diego – Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown

Ontario –  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport

Get the VIP treatment you deserve, with private studio tours, dining and shopping events. After a sneak preview, your unlimited admission pass lets you access the conference and showcase as you wish – or relax poolside under palm trees.

Day 1

San Diego

Explore San Diego’s downtown historic district, or relax after your flight at our luxury, all-suite hotel overlooking the beautiful San Diego Bay. This evening, meet your friendly Tour Manager and traveling companions at our Welcome Meeting.

Day 2

San Diego – San Marcos – San Diego

Discover the historic sights of Old Town, Balboa Park, Downtown and the Coronado on our San Diego Panoramic City Tour. Later, travel through California’s rolling vineyard country, framed by majestic mountains, on our way to Fat Quarters Quilt Shop.  Inside the quaint, Quilt Sampler Featured Shop is more than 4000 thousand  bolts of premium cotton quilting fabric from Moda, Marcus Fabrics, Andover Fabrics, and Hoffman. Later, explore Visions Art Museum, a unique gallery specializing in contemporary quilt art, on a docent-led tour. Shop the museum’s unique gift store before returning to our hotel for an evening at leisure. B

Day 3

San Diego – San Marcos – San Diego

Begin the day with an exclusive behind-the-scenes factory tour of Quilter’s Paradise. Follow along as you see how they manufacture and package laser-cut quilt kits and more for major companies like Moda. Then visit the retail store that is brimming with the latest tools and gadgets to add to your supply. Next, travel to beautiful San Marcos for lunch on your own before shopping for luscious  fabrics and more at Eleanor Burns’ Quilt in a Day shop and studio. We’ll go behind the scenes to explore the studio where her PBS television series is filmed and perhaps say hello to Eleanor herself. Tonight, enjoy am evening at leisure, perhaps exploring the waterfront and breathtaking views of a California sunset. B

Day 4

San Diego – Temecula – Ontario

Our morning departure brings us through the rolling hills of California’s wine country to the frontier town of Temecula and the lovable Temecula Quilt Co. Browse this Quilt Sampler Top Shop’s abundance of delightful fabrics, patterns and notions while chatting with their friendly staff.  Next, visit Primitive Gatherings for hand-dyed wools, reproduction fabrics, cozy flannels, and beautiful homespuns. Later, we arrive in Ontario and check into our luxurious hacienda-inspired resort, our home for the remainder of the tour. This evening attend the “sneak preview” and marvel at the quilts of the 2022 Road to California Quilter’s Conference & Showcase. B

Day 5

Ontario

Your unlimited admission show pass lets you come and go to the show at your leisure. Spend the day enjoying California’s largest and glitzy-est showcase that attracts more than 42,000 visitors each year. Sharpen your quilting skills at one of their expert classes, shop for supplies in the extensive Merchant Mall, or admire this year’s long anticipated prize-winning quilts. After a full day at the show, you can relax and unwind with a glass of crisp, California wine. B

Day 6

Ontario

Today, continue enjoying the show or shopping the Merchant Mall with your unlimited admission show pass. Tonight, we will exchange addresses and say goodbye to new friends at our Farewell Dinner. B, D

Day 7

Ontario

Personalize your day, relaxing at the pool or returning to the show to shop at the merchant’s mall (far easier now that crowds have dwindled) before taking the hotel’s shuttle to the airport. B

Show & Class Info

For information regarding classes and events, please visit www.road2ca.com

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