The Ultimate Road to California
January 19-25, 2020
Tour Begins in San Diego, California and Ends in Ontario, California
for Single Accommodations
Arrival & Departure Details
Tour begins in San Diego, CA. Hotel check-in is after 4:00 p.m. Our Welcome Meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Baggage storage is available for early arrivals.
Tour ends in Ontario, CA. Return transportation to Ontario International airport is included. Departure is at leisure. Hotel check-out is at noon.
- Full-time Tour Manager
- Six Nights Accommodations
- Welcome Meeting
- Multi-day Admission to the Road to California Quilter’s Conference & Showcase
- Sneak Preview
- San Diego City Tour
- Private Tour & Lunch at Eleanor Burns’ Quilt in a Day Shop & Studio
- Private Tour of Hoffman Fabric Factory
- Fat Quarters Quilt Shop
- Temecula Quilt Company
- Rosie’s Calico Cupboard Private Shopping Event & Dinner
- Old Town Temecula
- Farewell Dinner
- Souvenir Shopping Bag
- Baggage Handling
- Nine Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
Day 1 – 3: Embassy Suites Downtown, San Diego, CA
Day 4 – 6: DoubleTree by Hilton, Ontario, CA
Savor the California sunshine and sandy beaches while shopping the eclectic quilt stores and artist studios that dot the California coastline. Attend the popular sneak preview of the Road to California Quilter’s Conference & Showcase, famously known as The Best In The West!
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.
We begin our day with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of internationally acclaimed Hoffman California Fabrics. Follow your favorites through Hoffman’s designing, screen printing, and batiking, and see finished fabrics prepped on giant rollers. Later, shop for luscious Hoffman fabrics and more at Eleanor Burns’ Quilt in a Day studio where her PBS television series is filmed. Tonight, enjoy dinner and a private after-hours shopping spree at legendary Rosie’s Calico Cupboard quilt shop. Browse through rooms filled with Orientals, batiks, flannels, 19th and early 20th century reproductions, 18,000 bolts of first-quality fabric, plus thousands of notions—all at private discount prices! B,L,D
Discover the historic sights of Old Town, Balboa Park, Downtown and the Coronado on our San Diego city tour. Later, travel through California’s rolling vineyard country, framed by majestic mountains, on our way to Fat Quarters Quilt Shop. Here, thousands of bolts of premium cotton quilting fabric include rooms of 1930s reproductions. Next, we’ll journey back to the 1800s at the historic frontier village of Old Town Temecula where shops brim with antiques and artwork. B
This morning, we visit Temecula Quilt Co. and its abundance of delightful fabrics and notions. Later, we arrive in the city of Ontario and check into our luxurious hacienda-inspired resort. This evening, attend a “sneak preview” of the quilts at the 2018 Road to California Quilter’s Conference & Showcase. B
Your unlimited admission show pass lets you set your own schedule for visiting the conference any time you like. It’s California’s largest and glitzy-est show, with hundreds of spectacular quilts just steps from our hotel. Take a break later this afternoon and join your travel companions over libations at our informal Social Hour. B
Enjoy a leisurely morning, take a class (reserve ahead, please), or use your pass to spend as much time as you like at the show. Tonight we’ll say goodbye to new friends at our Farewell Dinner. B, D
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
Please note that there are no refunds for CHT pre-scheduled activities, transportation, or meals which are missed due to class participation.