January 12 – 18, 2024

$

2450

Per Person/Double Occupancy
$800 Additional/Single Occupancy

Ultimate Road to California

Featuring the Road to California Quilters Conference

Uncover Southern California’s quilting gems. Tour San Diego’s historic spots, Temecula’s vineyards, and the famed Road to California Quilters Conference. Explore renowned quilt stores, taste local delicacies, and unite with fellow quilting aficionados. Every moment in this trip is a stitch in a vibrant, Californian quilting tapestry.

Locations

San Diego

Temecula

Ontario

This ultimate tour of Southern California highlights legacy quilters, hidden gem quilt shops, and Temecula’s picturesque wine region before immersing you in hundreds of quilts at the Road to California Quilters Conference.

This Tour Includes

TAPESTRY Series

Small groups, big experiences, independent spirit.

6 Nights

Hotel accommodations, including baggage handling

8 Meals

6 breakfasts, 4 dinners

Admissions

Guided sightseeing, visits, and admissions as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary.

Departure Transfer

Complimentary shuttle to Ontario International Airport. Departure at leisure

Tour Manager

Full time throughout the trip

Hand-Selected Hotels

San Diego
Embassy Suites San Diego Bay Downtown
Temecula
Embassy Suites Temecula Valley Wine Country
Ontario
Embassy Suites Ontario Airport

Top-Rated Highlights

  • Kick-off Welcome Meeting
  • San Diego Panoramic City Tour
  • Balboa Park
  • Historic Old Town Temecula
  • Temecula Valley
  • Olive Tasting
  • Mingei International Museum
  • Rosie's Calico Cupboard Quilt Shop
  • Eleanor Burns' Quilt in a Day
  • Between Stitches Quilt Shop
  • Sew Treasured Quilt Shop
  • Tom’s Farms
  • Road to California Quilters Conference & Showcase
  • Sneak Preview Admission
  • Customary Farewell Dinner

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Visits, admissions, and special features are shown in bold.
» Country Heritage Tours Ultimate Road to California tour map

Tour Begins: San Diego, California

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Tour Ends: Ontario, California

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Day 1 San Diego: Tour Begins

Step into sunny San Diego and check in at your all-suite hotel, offering stunning views of the San Diego Bay. This evening, get ready to meet your friendly Tour Manager and eager fellow travelers at the Welcome Meeting, where you’ll share your passion for quilting and excitement for the days ahead.

Day 2 San Diego Breakfast

Embark on a panoramic city tour of San Diego, exploring historic Old Town, Balboa Park, Downtown, and the Coronado. Then, visit the Mingei International Museum and draw inspiration from exhibitions like “25 Million Stitches.” Enjoy free time for lunch and shopping in the sprawling Balboa Park, San Diego’s brightest gem. Later, shop premium cotton quilting fabrics from Moda, Marcus Fabrics, Andover Fabrics, and more at Rosie’s Calico Cupboard Quilt Shop, a local favorite for more than 40 years. Tonight, relax at the hotel or venture out with your evening at leisure, perhaps exploring the city’s vibrant dining scene.

Day 3 San Diego – San Marcos – Temecula Breakfast, Dinner

After a delightful breakfast, head to San Marcos to browse gorgeous fabrics and more at Eleanor Burns’ Quilt in a Day retail shop during a special shopping event. Enjoy an independent lunch, then unwind as you drive through California’s wine country, taking in the breathtaking scenery. Arrive at the frontier town of Temecula, our home for two nights. Tonight, savor a delicious dinner highlighting the area’s cultural flavors while enjoying a California sunset.

Day 4 Temecula Breakfast

Spend the morning browsing beautiful fabrics, patterns, and notions while chatting with the friendly staff at the charming quilt shop Between Stitches. Next, enjoy free time for lunch and shopping in Temecula’s historic Old Town, known for its unique shops and restaurants. Later, immerse yourself in Temecula’s vibrant history with a guided tour and olive oil tasting. Tonight, explore more of Old Town for dinner or join fellow travel companions for a glass of California wine in the hotel’s lounge.

Day 5 Temecula – Ontario Breakfast

Ignite your creativity at Sew Treasured Quilt Shop, a quilter’s paradise filled with hand-dyed wools, beautiful homespuns, quilt kits, patterns, embroidery supplies, and more. Their friendly staff is ready to help and the relaxing atmosphere will inspire you. At Tom’s Farms, browse the vibrant assortment of fresh California produce after savoring a bite to eat at their Old Fashioned Hamburgers stand. Later, after settling into your all-suite hotel, indulge in exclusive sneak preview access to the Best in the West Quilt Show — the Road to California Quilters Conference & Showcase, where you’ll find inspiration and ideas for your next quilting project.

Day 6 Ontario Breakfast, Dinner

Spend a full day at the Road to California quilt show, admiring prize-winning quilts, shopping the extensive merchant mall, or enjoying a pre-booked class or lecture. Boasting over 42,000 attendees, you’ll enjoy meeting quilters from across the globe. With the hotel just minutes away from the conference, you can come and go as you please, ensuring you don’t miss any of the incredible displays. Tonight, share memorable stories and exchange addresses with fellow travelers at the customary Farewell Dinner, where you’ll reminisce about the unforgettable experiences you’ve shared.

Day 7 Ontario Breakfast

Personalize your day by returning to the quilt show at your leisure, shopping the merchant mall’s offerings, booking a last minute workshop, or relaxing by the pool and soaking up the California sun. Later, after packing your treasured finds and souvenirs, take the hotel’s complimentary shuttle to the airport to begin your journey home, carrying with you a treasure trove of memories and new quilting inspiration

» Country Heritage Tours Ultimate Road to California tour map
Day 1
San Diego: Tour Begins

Step into sunny San Diego and check in at your all-suite hotel, offering stunning views of the San Diego Bay. This evening, get ready to meet your friendly Tour Manager and eager fellow travelers at the Welcome Meeting, where you’ll share your passion for quilting and excitement for the days ahead.

Day 2
San Diego
Breakfast

Embark on a panoramic city tour of San Diego, exploring historic Old Town, Balboa Park, Downtown, and the Coronado. Then, visit the Mingei International Museum and draw inspiration from exhibitions like “25 Million Stitches.” Enjoy free time for lunch and shopping in the sprawling Balboa Park, San Diego’s brightest gem. Later, shop premium cotton quilting fabrics from Moda, Marcus Fabrics, Andover Fabrics, and more at Rosie’s Calico Cupboard Quilt Shop, a local favorite for more than 40 years. Tonight, relax at the hotel or venture out with your evening at leisure, perhaps exploring the city’s vibrant dining scene.

Day 3
San Diego – San Marcos – Temecula
Breakfast, Dinner

After a delightful breakfast, head to San Marcos to browse gorgeous fabrics and more at Eleanor Burns’ Quilt in a Day retail shop during a special shopping event. Enjoy an independent lunch, then unwind as you drive through California’s wine country, taking in the breathtaking scenery. Arrive at the frontier town of Temecula, our home for two nights. Tonight, savor a delicious dinner highlighting the area’s cultural flavors while enjoying a California sunset.

Day 4
Temecula
Breakfast

Spend the morning browsing beautiful fabrics, patterns, and notions while chatting with the friendly staff at the charming quilt shop Between Stitches. Next, enjoy free time for lunch and shopping in Temecula’s historic Old Town, known for its unique shops and restaurants. Later, immerse yourself in Temecula’s vibrant history with a guided tour and olive oil tasting. Tonight, explore more of Old Town for dinner or join fellow travel companions for a glass of California wine in the hotel’s lounge.

Day 5
Temecula – Ontario
Breakfast

Ignite your creativity at Sew Treasured Quilt Shop, a quilter’s paradise filled with hand-dyed wools, beautiful homespuns, quilt kits, patterns, embroidery supplies, and more. Their friendly staff is ready to help and the relaxing atmosphere will inspire you. At Tom’s Farms, browse the vibrant assortment of fresh California produce after savoring a bite to eat at their Old Fashioned Hamburgers stand. Later, after settling into your all-suite hotel, indulge in exclusive sneak preview access to the Best in the West Quilt Show — the Road to California Quilters Conference & Showcase, where you’ll find inspiration and ideas for your next quilting project.

Day 6
Ontario
Breakfast, Dinner

Spend a full day at the Road to California quilt show, admiring prize-winning quilts, shopping the extensive merchant mall, or enjoying a pre-booked class or lecture. Boasting over 42,000 attendees, you’ll enjoy meeting quilters from across the globe. With the hotel just minutes away from the conference, you can come and go as you please, ensuring you don’t miss any of the incredible displays. Tonight, share memorable stories and exchange addresses with fellow travelers at the customary Farewell Dinner, where you’ll reminisce about the unforgettable experiences you’ve shared.

Day 7
Ontario
Breakfast

Personalize your day by returning to the quilt show at your leisure, shopping the merchant mall’s offerings, booking a last minute workshop, or relaxing by the pool and soaking up the California sun. Later, after packing your treasured finds and souvenirs, take the hotel’s complimentary shuttle to the airport to begin your journey home, carrying with you a treasure trove of memories and new quilting inspiration

» Country Heritage Tours Ultimate Road to California tour map
Day 1
San Diego: Tour Begins

Step into sunny San Diego and check in at your all-suite hotel, offering stunning views of the San Diego Bay. This evening, get ready to meet your friendly Tour Manager and eager fellow travelers at the Welcome Meeting, where you’ll share your passion for quilting and excitement for the days ahead.

Day 2
San Diego
Breakfast

Embark on a panoramic city tour of San Diego, exploring historic Old Town, Balboa Park, Downtown, and the Coronado. Then, visit the Mingei International Museum and draw inspiration from exhibitions like “25 Million Stitches.” Enjoy free time for lunch and shopping in the sprawling Balboa Park, San Diego’s brightest gem. Later, shop premium cotton quilting fabrics from Moda, Marcus Fabrics, Andover Fabrics, and more at Rosie’s Calico Cupboard Quilt Shop, a local favorite for more than 40 years. Tonight, relax at the hotel or venture out with your evening at leisure, perhaps exploring the city’s vibrant dining scene.

Day 3
San Diego – San Marcos – Temecula
Breakfast, Dinner

After a delightful breakfast, head to San Marcos to browse gorgeous fabrics and more at Eleanor Burns’ Quilt in a Day retail shop during a special shopping event. Enjoy an independent lunch, then unwind as you drive through California’s wine country, taking in the breathtaking scenery. Arrive at the frontier town of Temecula, our home for two nights. Tonight, savor a delicious dinner highlighting the area’s cultural flavors while enjoying a California sunset.

Day 4
Temecula
Breakfast

Spend the morning browsing beautiful fabrics, patterns, and notions while chatting with the friendly staff at the charming quilt shop Between Stitches. Next, enjoy free time for lunch and shopping in Temecula’s historic Old Town, known for its unique shops and restaurants. Later, immerse yourself in Temecula’s vibrant history with a guided tour and olive oil tasting. Tonight, explore more of Old Town for dinner or join fellow travel companions for a glass of California wine in the hotel’s lounge.

Day 5
Temecula – Ontario
Breakfast

Ignite your creativity at Sew Treasured Quilt Shop, a quilter’s paradise filled with hand-dyed wools, beautiful homespuns, quilt kits, patterns, embroidery supplies, and more. Their friendly staff is ready to help and the relaxing atmosphere will inspire you. At Tom’s Farms, browse the vibrant assortment of fresh California produce after savoring a bite to eat at their Old Fashioned Hamburgers stand. Later, after settling into your all-suite hotel, indulge in exclusive sneak preview access to the Best in the West Quilt Show — the Road to California Quilters Conference & Showcase, where you’ll find inspiration and ideas for your next quilting project.

Day 6
Ontario
Breakfast, Dinner

Spend a full day at the Road to California quilt show, admiring prize-winning quilts, shopping the extensive merchant mall, or enjoying a pre-booked class or lecture. Boasting over 42,000 attendees, you’ll enjoy meeting quilters from across the globe. With the hotel just minutes away from the conference, you can come and go as you please, ensuring you don’t miss any of the incredible displays. Tonight, share memorable stories and exchange addresses with fellow travelers at the customary Farewell Dinner, where you’ll reminisce about the unforgettable experiences you’ve shared.

Day 7
Ontario
Breakfast

Personalize your day by returning to the quilt show at your leisure, shopping the merchant mall’s offerings, booking a last minute workshop, or relaxing by the pool and soaking up the California sun. Later, after packing your treasured finds and souvenirs, take the hotel’s complimentary shuttle to the airport to begin your journey home, carrying with you a treasure trove of memories and new quilting inspiration

SHOW & CLASS INFO
For information regarding classes and events, please visit road2ca.com

January 12 – 18, 2024

$

2450

Per Person/Double Occupancy

+$800

Additional/Single Occupancy

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Ultimate Road to California

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