the itinerary

5 Reasons Not to Stay Home This Weekend

If it’s an excuse to leave town you’re after, look no further than Surf Air’s weekend flight schedule. Our Escapes Membership doubles as an invitation to eat, drink, and unwind up and down the California coast, and beyond, every Friday through Sunday.

With #1 being a seat on a Surf Air flight, here are 5 more reasons why staying home isn’t an option.

The country club charm of Meadowood Napa Valley

Where else can you get a massage, sip on award-winning wines, eat at a Michelin three-starred restaurant, and play a round of croquet (all in crisp regulation croquet whites)? Meadowood has it all, including breathtaking views of wine country. As a bonus, Surf Air can get you an exclusive room rate through our Hotel Collection program. Just ask.

The Spa at Meadowood Napa Valley

The cluster of tasting rooms in downtown Santa Barbara

Otherwise known as the Funk Zone, Santa Barbara’s downtown is peppered with wine tasting rooms, craft breweries, and noteworthy restaurants (with much credit to the nearby farmer’s market). The Lark, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company, and Kunin Wines are just a few gems in the area, all within walking distance.  

The Santa Barbara Wine Collective’s Tasting Room in Santa Barbara

Tahoe’s outdoor appeal in all seasons

While the summer months are opportune for hitting that beautiful alpine lake in a speed boat — every season is a good time to visit. Come fall, you can spend the day hiking around the lake’s perimeter, taking in the changing leaves and beautiful landscapes. Winter marks the beginning of ski season, with Squaw Valley and Heavenly’s freshly powdered slopes attracting skiers and snowboarders. Spring starts the cycle all over again; with warmer temps come idyllic day hiking, lake fishing, and deckside bbq’ing. Not to mention the food scene, more on that here.

 

The crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe

Las Vegas’ well of celebrity chefs

Over the years, 40+ celebrity chefs have set up shop in and around The Strip, and all you need is a night or two—and reservations—to experience food nirvana. A few highlights: Nobu’s to-die-for omakase (at Caesar’s Palace or Hard Rock), Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s Carnevino (at the Palazzo), or the exquisite tasting menu at é by José Andrés (at the Cosmopolitan).
And if the fine dining isn’t enough to lure you away, what about a waterslide ride through a $30MM shark tank? Only in Vegas.

Image courtesy of Nobu Las Vegas

The single and family-friendly scenes in San Diego

Okay, we won’t say Legoland too loudly. But in addition to its world-renowned theme parks and the zoo, San Diego has a little something for everyone you know and love.

Surf spots, breweries, burrito places, golf courses, horse races, the list goes on and on. Start with 18 holes at Torrey Pines, or a day at one of the heavenly state beaches, followed by a night exploring the food and craft cocktail scene. We reco: Good Time Poke/Grass Skirt for lunchtime poke and/or nighttime tiki cocktails; The Crack Shack Encinitas, brought to you from the masterminds behind Juniper & Ivy; and Liberty Public Market for an eclectic outdoor pavilion of food and drink.

Outdoor dining area at The Crack Shack in Encinitas
(Image courtesy of Wheelihan Construction)