Santa Monica, CA, USA

Sheila Stone Tours
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5 reviews
Feb 11 - 15, 2022
Group size: 3 - 5
Santa Monica, CA, USA

Sheila Stone Tours
  • Email address verified
5 reviews

Feb 11 - 15, 2022
Group size: 3 - 5

About this trip

Let's celebrate GALentine's Day with some fun women! 

Get away from the cold and spend a long weekend in sunny Santa Monica. Our cute retro motel is just 2 blocks from the Pacific Ocean. Have breakfast right on the beach with your toes in the sand, enjoy an elegant Valentine’s afternoon tea, and visit the end of iconic Route 66 on the Santa Monica Pier. Check out the footprints at the Chinese Theater and the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Cruise down Rodeo Drive and along the iconic Sunset Strip. Visit Marilyn's grave at a tiny cemetery full of celebrities, see Van Gogh's Irises at the Getty Center, and celebrate women friends at a special GALentine's dinner with hand-made tortillas, deadly margaritas, and a huge collection of Casablanca memorabilia.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    Your own room in a cute retro motel just two blocks from the beach.
  • Admissions
    All group admissions
  • Experienced local guide
    History, stories, fun!
  • Ground Transportation
    Doesn't include to/from airport
  • Friday night dinner
    Mexican deliciousness
  • Saturday Afternoon Tea
    Elegant afternoon tea at a British pub
  • Sunday night dinner
    At a local restaurant, TBA
  • Monday GALentines dinner
    Special dinner with local women joining us.
  • Tuesday breakfast
    On the motel's sun deck
  • Free Time
    To explore on your own. (Saturday afternoon & evening after our tea.)
  • GALentine's goodie bag
    Because you're worth it!

What’s not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Breakfast
    Saturday, Sunday, and Monday

Available Packages

Trip Price
Deposit: $500


Arrival Day!

Depending on what time you arrive, you will be able to settle in and go for a walk along Santa Monica's Main Street.  We will all meet in time for Happy Hour and a delicious Mexican dinner within walking distance of the motel.

Meal included:  dinner.

Your Organizer

Sheila Stone Tours
5 reviews
I’m Sheila Stone and I love travel so much that I started a tour company when I was 60. (Have I mentioned that I’m also a late bloomer?) I create and lead small groups of women to interesting places in Europe & Japan. I have also created some Speed Date a City weekends here in the States. My tours give women an opportunity to meet other women travelers and local women too. We support local businesses by staying in small hotels and eating at family restaurants as much as possible so this is travel you can feel good about!


I had such a great day with Sheila. She organize all of our stops. Explained the origin of the food we were eating. I felt as if I was in another country. It's always wonderful to spend time with Sheila!
By Judy m for Sawtelle Foodie Walk 1 on May 30, 2022
Thank you Sheila for a fabulous time in Santa Fe. Everything was perfectly set up for us. The Hotel was in a great location. It was very clean and included breakfast. The museums were so interesting. Sheila is a delight to travel with. So organized. I definitely will travel with her in the future. I'm still thinking about the delicious chocolate tasting!
By Judy m for SPEED DATE A CITY: SANTA FE on Apr 05, 2022
What a great weekend in Santa Fe. Sheila is a great organizer and everything ran smoothly. Action packed but with plenty of time to walk around and relax. We hit some great spots and I don't think we missed anything. Sheila did a great job and it was just a fantastic trip. Caroline
By for SPEED DATE A CITY: SANTA FE on Mar 28, 2022
Really fun four-day weekend! Sheila is a knowledgable tour guide, and was able to pivot when we needed to make changes to the itinerary, and she also kept our needs in mind. I had a great time and hope to join her on another one of her tours!
By Lynne L for GALentine's GETAWAY WEEKEND on Feb 23, 2022
The Christmas Holiday Tea in Santa Monica was wonderful. Sheila always organizes great events. We all had fun getting to make new friends!
By janet c for Los Angeles Christmas Afternoon Tea on Dec 13, 2021


I recently traveled with Sheila on her Japan cherry blossom tour 2023. We had a wonderful time, seeing and doing so much, both traditional and unusual tourist stuff. Sheila was open to suggestions and did not hesitate to change the itinerary when weather or interests dictated a change was needed. I particularly enjoyed meeting her Japanese friends as their personal approach to guiding provided insight into the lives and culture of Japanese families. There was lots of laughter, great food and good company. I would definitely recommend traveling with Sheila.
By Berit H on 17 Apr, 2023
The Wild About Harry Tour was amazing! My kids and I had a fantastic time. Sheila was great in making sure we saw as much of Harry Potter that London and Oxford have to offer, and she was also helpful in getting us to see the cities and planning our side trip to Paris. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that we will never forget, and we talk about constantly. Thank you!
By Denise R on 21 Jul, 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed my Bayou trip with tour host Sheila and local host Andrina. Great mix of fun sights including Mardi Gras museum, local food, shopping, bars and music in NOLA. A powerful Whitney plantation visit. Andrina hosted a traditional crawfish boil and an amazing get together with women of the local area representing the various cultures of the region. Felt like visiting with friends and family. Highly recommend this trip! Sheila is a great guide and trip planner.
By Nancy F on 19 Jul, 2021